Wednesday, December 25, 2013

More thoughts on life and religion.

So, it's Christmas which leads me to think about God and Jesus and what I believe. I've been led to believe that Love, Kindness, and trying not to force my beliefs on other people is the right thing. Jesus taught that we are to love each other. Living a life that centers itself around loving and caring for other people reduces the amount of negative feeling I have.

I think that everyone has the right to believe whatever they want to believe. They can say whatever they want to say. I just wish that everyone would think just a bit more before they say some things. I wish that people would not try to make other people do what they think is right based on their religion. The USA is not supposed to be a Government guided by religion. Each of us should take our own religious beliefs, or lack of religious belief, into account when deciding what each of us should do, but not when deciding what everyone else must do. Know what I mean?

Homosexuality and Same Sex Marriage for example. I fully support any one's right to the religious belief that same sex relationships are sinful, I don't support the idea however. So if it is a sin in your belief system and you are trying to avoid sinning, then don't be in that kind of relationship. You can only be responsible for your own sins, and shouldn't dictate to others about their sins.

I know that the Bible says that some things are sins. But it also says that the laws are for believers. You can teach others, you can guide others, but the biblical laws that Christians are supposed to live by are laws for Christians. So they should not be forced on other people. I also think that the Bible was never meant to be a static book. I think it was meant to grow and shift depending on the times and the kind of community, country, and world you are living in. For example: "Go forth and multiply" isn't really very important these days. There are plenty of people, and I don't think we need to make more Christians, convert them maybe but making new ones by having dozens of children isn't needed any more. One or two children per family would help keep the population down and help save our resources. I don't mind families that have more children than that, it's their choice and if they can take care of them all I think they should do what they feel is best. An other example would be: "Go into the world and proclaim the gospel to every nation" isn't important any more, since I think that almost all people have at least heard of Jesus and Christianity, it isn't like it was in the days when Christianity was new. It also isn't easy to find clothing that doesn't have mixed fibers. The times have changed, and I believe that the Bible was meant to change with it.

I may be wrong. But I'd rather err on the side of loving others than on the side of telling them what to do. I think that Jesus would like my stance, I


Pratik Vohera said...

I do agree with what you mentioned in your post.

As a religious fellow, I do believe that people who think deeply and realize that whatever they did were sinful Act. But now a days people don't think or never consider as its a sin or any sinful act. Its just what you believe and how you believe.

You raised the right point to write in this. Keep writing..

Messed up Mama said...

Thank you Pratik, I probably should write more than I do. But life gets in the way and sometimes I'm just too lazy to sit down and write something. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.