A list of questions
- Do you believe that other religions/Gods are true and/or valid?
- Do you believe in the 'levels of Hell' theory?
- What do you think Heaven is?
- Opinions on the Communion?
- Are all branches of Christianity right, or only a select few?
- What do you think about the metaphysical?
- A curious on-looker
You Asked For It
I'm always in favor of talking and learning about people's beliefs and philosophies. It's a great way to learn about one and other, and hopefully understand each other a little better. I've asked these questions before, and I've received some interesting answers. So here are a series of questions. Fill free to answer.
1) Do you believe that an atheist like me deserves to burn in Hell? How do you feel about the concept of Hell? Do you believe that a person can only go to Heaven if they do good deeds or have to accept Christ as their savior? If you believe that a person that is not a Christian or doesn’t accept Jesus Christ as their lord and savior automatically goes to Hell to pay for their sins, then do you believe that Anne Frank is burning in Hell right now? What about Gandhi? Do you believe that Jeffery Dahmer, America’s most notorious serial killer, is in Heaven now after he converted to Christianity during his prison sentence?
2) How do you feel about homosexuality and same sex marriage? If you're against them both, without referencing the Bible, what’s your reason? If you're supportive of both, do other Christians you know feel the same? If not, why do you still hang out with them? Have any friends or family members who are gay/lesbian? And how many of them consider you a friend?
3) How old would you say the Earth is? If you say it's 6000 years, what’s your solid evidence that suggests that (again, without referencing the Bible)? What about evolution? Do you believe/support that too? If you disagree, what's your evidence against it (again, without referencing the Bible)? If agree, why do you feel some Christians won't accept scientific evidence? If they can accept that a Creator made the whole universe, can’t they make room for accepting the fact that both Earth and the universe are billions of years old?
4) According to the Bible, God has committed numerous acts of violence against humanity, from the Great Flood to the 10 Plagues of Egypt. So why is God still considered the "good guy"? Is God still the "good guy" if he watches children get beaten, get raped, or slowly die of cancer, and does nothing about it? What about the Devil? He technically punishes bad people for their sins. Why is he labeled the bad guy?
5) How do you feel knowing that there are Christian extremists out there right now that promote violence, bigotry, ignorance, and intolerance? How do you feel about televangelists who scam and rob money from their followers? How do you feel about Church groups that try to cover up sexual abuse? How did you feel when right-wing Christian extremists stormed the Capital Building on January 6th? If all these actions that these people who identify themselves as "Christians" make you upset, why do you still hold onto your faith?
Thank you for your time.
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Why do people always confuse Christianity with religiosity?
External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.
James 1:27 AMPC
Anyone who sets himself up as “religious” by talking a good game is self-deceived. This kind of religion is hot air and only hot air. Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world.
James 1:26-27 MSG
Do you speak to God and if so through what means does God's Voice reach you?
And a side note you may like:
When I was 14 I was coming to belief and had a time of directly addressing thoughts of God and so forth and so to God I wrote a poem of inquiry I feel the pull to share. It was as follows:
Did you have a start?
What parts of
Through and through
Are conglomerate at heart?
Why is my relationship;
undefined as it may be.
Do I have some leadership?
Am I slacking at said duty?
If fault finds me not
And blame is my
Is evil my nature?
Am I a crock?
And as time is told
what might you be,
And when it is out
Is truth in tale or forewarning haol to be taken seriously,
Or is it reliable like that
That is pliable
For a wooden balcony?
Why do Christians feel it’s important to focus on all the apostles teachings like the letters to the different churches or to different people in the New Testament instead of focusing on the points Jesus Christ was trying to make?
you have all these individual interpretations from each apostle, but what about the actual message and meaning Christ was struggling so hard to convey to such closed minded people? Christ was on a mission in a very short amount of time and he knew it, he had a specific message to get to people before his death and he had to try and prove it but he was facing great odds with these people.