Re: Reasons for being Religious?
I personally dont like being called religious probably just as much as you dont like being called athiest. I am a person who choses to have a personal relationship with God, alot of the religious people that I have met over the years have a tendency to be very overly zealous. Not that they all are but the ones I have met are. The "christians" blowing up abortion clinics I would call religious and not necessarily christian.
Why do you feel that we have to put effort forth. At my point in life and where I am in my walk with God it would be harder and require more effort on my part be become a sinner. When a person becomes a christian, God makes an inner change that requires no effort on our part. I find it quite easy living this way. Although I do go through the same daily struggles as most red-blooded american men.
You say you dont have an opinion on God. You have to. Everyone has an opinion about everything. You either believe he exist or you dont. If you dont, then you are an atheist by definition. If you do then you would probably be called an agnostic by definition. Just like I am religious by definition. We may not like these lables but that is what we are until someone comes up with a better word or definition.
Back to your original question, I guess my reason for being spiritual is that I came to a point where I was not happy with my life and there was nothing that I could personally do to make things better. I realized that I was a sinner in need of a Savior. When I made the decision to accept Jesus as my Savior and dedicate my life to Him, within months things that were spinning out of control in my life were better and I know for a fact that if it were not for God and His loving grace that I would either being a worthless druggie or dead.
Originally posted by Blue88Coupe
What are your reasons for being Religious/Spiritual?
I with the whole southern baptist thing and being drug to church. I dont go now and dont really ever see myself going back other than maybe to spend the day with my grandmother or something. But the point is I dont feel religious or spiritual at all. I dont see what drives people to want to put forth the effort to be religious or spiritual.
I dont think my life would change if religion never existed to begin with. I personally dont like being called atheis. Because atheis directly belive against there being a god so therefore thats their religion, to belive against. So I guess to belive for or against a "god" you have to be religious, if your not religious to begin with and have no opinion on "god" then what do you fall under?
Anyhow what causes you to want to be part of a religious/spiritual cause?
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