Islams, Jews, Christians. Do they all worship the same God? That’s what President Bush was saying. Of course you know this is America and we do have “freedom of religion”. Thank God for that!
I used to be rather dogmatic in my beliefs. Often trying to convert to my way of faith. Sometime I still do this. But is that necessarily a good thing to do?
Here are some reason’s why I have reconsidered my religious thinking
Jesus never twisted arms
In fact he made it easy for people to walk away. He seemed to know who would accept him and who wouldn’t
Faith should not promote “fear”
A lot of religious leaders and evangelists tend to teach that if you don’t believe like we said…Then it means, well, eternal damnation. Uh… are you sure?
Words without Action
Many people are looking for something bigger. A certain faith can talk a good talk, but not walk the walk. The best evidence for a religious faith is change in the believers actions and behaviors.
Faith is Personal
Many aspects of life can sway the way a person may or may not believe. If a person is relatively happy in what they find “out there” who am I to say they are wrong… Eternally wrong? I do not know that persons entire story.
Religion Leads to sharp disagreement
Many people will not talk about politics or religion – period. Why? because the don’t want to go through the hassle of offending somebody or getting resentful themselves. Peace brother. God is love.
Do all Religions pray to the same God?
One of the fun things about believing is the “search” itself. Asking hard questions and “working out my own salvation”. I have found diversity in the faiths can be a strong motivator to learn more. And grow in my own faith.
Open mindedness does not have to be a bad thing. I believe God is infinite. He has a plan for ALL of it. Agape love is what the God of my understanding is all about.
That’s enough for me.
Around the Web
- Science vs. Religion: Study’s Surprising Finds About Christianity and Science (theblaze.com)
- Does religion stem from morality or morality from religion? (bensblogsportpoliticsfilm.wordpress.com)
- Peace And Tolerance (robertjrgraham.com)