Post by thephantomkat on Nov 16, 2016 17:18:44 GMT -8
I may be exaggerating, but I feel that so many people around me (especially at a Catholic School) are almost brainwashed into following Jesus. I'm not satanic, but I feel like I can be a great person, maybe even a better one, without the whole religion. I also want to know how to say 'I don't to follw Jesus without it seeming like I'm gonna murder everyone who follows Jesus. This is especially tough cuz I'm receiving confirmation this year, and I'm in a strictly Christian environment. Help with this plz!!!!
There is no such thing as an inherently "good" person, we are all born with the sin virus and when you die you will be judged by Jesus himself and the only way you can even be in the presence of the almighty God is to be washed of your sins and completely righteous. The ONLY person that can do that is Jesus. Someone will be coming for your soul when you leave this earth and Jesus is truly your only hope to not spend eternity being tormented and screaming for just a second of relief. It's not just a fairy tale or fiction, as you grow older you will learn to see that God truly is great and Jesus is the only way for salvation. Wish you all the best!
Post by animefanagata on Dec 23, 2016 12:58:16 GMT -8
OK i'm not religious and i see where you are coming from, however, Christians may not. I have several friends that are christians and they are really nice people overall. But to do with your problem now, if you have some non-religious family or agnostic family maybe stay with them as there have been many cases were christian parents threw their kid out because they were gay/bi or a different religion. The bible literally says to kill non believers but i doubt you have anything to worry about as most christians cherry pick from the bible. For example, christians aren't supposed to eat pork, or be anywhere near a carcass of a dead pig. However, if your parents love you and aren't narrow minded they'll accept you. If they don't move in with some non-religious family like i said and hope they realize what massive douchebags they are. I hope this helps, tell them the truth and you should be fine.
I'm going through something similar, so my advice would be if you don't want to be Catholic then don't be. If you think you'll get kicked out of your house or something like that, then you could just pretend to be Catholic/Christian until you can move out. When I said I had no religion most people were okay with it and the ones that aren't are Aholes. You could say that you think people can believe what they want, but you don't want to believe in it. Or you could say you're unsure about whether or not God exists.
Dude, My step dad grew up completely christian, my mom is pagen, (not a "christian" religion) and he had fears of telling his parents, and my mom who was raised in a nordic home was afraid of telling my grandparents. So what they did is they sat those people down and said "Look, I'm marrying someone out of the religion and it doesn't matter to me, is it really affecting your life? no not so much." So when you come out about just say "Look, is it affecting you dramatically, no I don't think so." or a simply "I don't really give a rats ass for jesus and it's not affecting you."
I live with my Christian parents and they don't really care for the LGBT community, nor minorities, and that makes me so angry and frustrated, how can you deem yourself better that any other human being? I just can't deal with it. They regard immigrants as people who are going to 'destroy' other land, WTF? Really are we not all descendants of immigrant? We are no longer a 'pure' race we are all mixed in some way, our ancestors immigrated from there countries. I just can't listen, nor take them seriously anymore. They talk about LGBT community as 'those people', they don't like it when their is some kind of progress in the rights of the LGBT community, I can't understand why they would feel that way.
Post by sinterklaas on Mar 4, 2017 10:29:25 GMT -8
My family is also very religious. My mom told me the other day that she will be sad that one day, she'll be in heaven and that I will then be in hell for not supporting a murderer in the heavens named God. I then said: "But mom, in heaven there is no such thing as sadness! You won't miss me at all." Then she got real silent and tried to talk her way around it like all cristians do.
I think that indeed christians are so convinced of themselves that they can no longer see the truth and therefore are brainwashed. Like they say: "God is perfect." And if I then reply with: but God once drowned the whole world in a flood" they reply with some idiot answer like "oh he had his reasons I'm sure. God is too great to fully understand him."