Do you find your life boring? Do your job borring and uninteresting, devoid of meaning? Do you dread going to work each day, thinking that it is just going to be another dreary day? Are you considering quiting your job to find another one that you think would be more interesting? Are you discouraged or depressed thinking that life will never get better?
Well, let me tell you that there is hope. LIfe can be more meaningful?
Well, that is because of your mindset and your own attitude.
Doctrines are not facts, but they are only opinions. Doctrines are one of the major barriers that separate people. They make it impossible for people of honor and good character to join and become part of a wide variety of churches. It is my opinion that churches should throw away their docrinal opinions and just focus on love, which is the greatest...
Many churches falsely believe that they need to maintain their doctrines to "keep their church pure" or "on track" or "separate from the world." These false assumptions are part of what is destroying the churches.
Is there really a God, or is it all a fake? Should you believe in god, or should you not believe in God? What difference does it make anyway? This article is not intended to try to prove or disprove the existance of God. Rather, it is an attempt to get you to think deeply about what you believe about God and how that belief affects your thinking and behavior.
Christians try to prove that their is a god by quoting some words that have been written in a Book? Does that prove there is a God? Not really, that is just endless babbling that doesn't prove anything.
Over my 65 years I have heard many fancy speakers who said nice sounding words.
People can say nice sounding or flattering words. However, watch their actions, see what they have done. See if their track record lines up with the words that they speak.
Religion can be so destructive to relationships. It says, "you have to believe like I do or we can't be true friends." Religion sets up the barriers to friendships, "saved versus unsaved, or lost" heaven or hell
How many people have been griefstricken for countless years for fear that their friends or relatives are going to hell? How much better could their time have been spend on just spending time and interacting with each person? However, the religious mental barrier keeps telling the religious person, "he is unsaved, what can I go to get him saved" or .......
I recently was watching (or rather listening to) a you tube video.
He made this statement
"Belief is not knowledge. Belief is simply an assertion.... Belief is not evidence. Any time you have to accept an assertion by faith, you are admitting that assertion cannot be accepted on its own merits. It doesn't have the strength to be accepted as perhaps any other scientific hypotheses would be taken." Dan Barker
I was raised as a Christian and thought of myself as that for many years. However, in recent years the "Christian" identity of God has changed and expanded for me. I have liked the way that Bishop Carlton Pearson said it in the title of one of his books: "God Is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu...: God Dwells with Us, in Us, Around Us, as Us"