So I’m going to come right out and say it. Religion confuses me. I’m constantly struggling to put my finger on exactly what I believe, and I envy those who are strong and unwavering in their faith. Perhaps that is what I’m missing in my life, something to really believe in.
Raised as a Lutheran, I believe in the moral values of Christianity, but I know so many hypocritical Christians. Especially when reading some of the threads online about that poor girl (Amanda Todd) who committed suicide. They are saying thing like she was unpure and asked for what she got by being promiscuous, and also that she didn’t go to heaven because she killed herself. Then one comment, and perhaps this is a common quote that I was previously unaware of, popped up.
It said, “Don’t judge those who sin differently than you.”
If one comment sums up how I feel about Christians, that is it. I really want to go to church and I want to believe in God, but some of the things that Christians do just disgusts me. Who are we to judge who goes to heaven or not? We were not given the divine knowledge and to judge the actions of others is counterproductive. I just want people to love and be loved, and serve the world. To be able to help the needy, and not worry about the choices (if it was even up to them) they made to get there. I want to be recognized as a part of a religion around the world that is known as a peaceful religion, not a vengeful one. Most of all, I want a religion that is accepting. Accepting of all people regardless of moral background, sexual orientation, etc. That is the religion I want.
Can anyone help steer me in the right direction? I’m having a religious crisis here.