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Your views on being a "Christian" #82561 05/10/06 05:52 PM
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You say on one of your Halloween pages that if you consider yourself a Christian, you should believe in Jesus and the laws he laid down in the Bible. You can't pick and choose which laws apply to you.

But in another section, you talk about how the Bible says men can't touch women who are menstruating, and shellfish are forbidden, etc. and people don't follow these rules. Are they not Christians?

I ask this because I believe in Jesus, believe he was divine, and call myself a Christian. I do not, however, believe everything in the Bible. I don't believe it is a sin to be gay, and I don't believe you have to be Christian to get to Heaven.

What is wrong with finding what seems right to you and being an individual? Don't new religions do this all the time? Didn't Protestantism do this?

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I think many of us here are trying to do just that.

But the Church, particularly the Catholic Church, says no, you either believe what we tell you or you're not one of us.

Which is why I left it!

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i think for the most part it is the religious hierachies that object to personalising religion. not too surprising, because who needs them if you can work it out for yourself.

if getting into heaven means following the vatican to the letter, then i guess i'll go to that place with all the black sabbath and led zeppelin playing instead... excellent!!


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Re: Your views on being a "Christian" #82564 05/10/06 11:17 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Andy.

As we have said on other threads, the definition of a Christian seems to depend on the person you are talking to, but it's interesting to note that RCs say that they are the only ones going to Heaven, while my 'Gospel Hall' Sunday School teacher thought that RCs were idolaters - so definitely were not going to heaven.

I don't know what's right. Who does? I think everyone has to follow their own conscience.

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