God created us so we owe him our life - I've never heard that said before. I believe that, I'm not sure that God is a him or not, He could be. The original post
The fraud of Christianity
That was all he wrote and hasn't said anything else accept ...
A lot of people (including myself) are frustrated with Christianity because according to the media, the Christians put Bush in office. There have been a few who have defended Bush inexcusably who has sanctioned torture in the name of Christianity as Bush were a saint.
But I have discovered that there are many Christians who never supported Bush and many more who have realized they have made a mistake. We all make mistakes, even Christians. I also know that the media is usually wrong and we should never believe them without question.
I am not a Christian because I don't believe that Jesus was God in the Flesh who sacrificed himself to pay the price for our sins.
I do believe that Jesus obtained what some today call "Christ Consciousness" and that he died because of our sin not for our sins and that he new it would happen and allowed it to happen because he understood human nature and knew that his death would cause his teachings to spread all over the world way into the future.
I cannot prove that my beliefs are correct anymore than a Christian, Muslim or Jew can prove that their teachings are correct. We believe in that we cannot see and it is called faith because we cannot prove what we believe. Faith is a good thing, and I wish we all had it. Everyones faith is valid and we should respect eachothers faith, and unfortunately we don't, but we should.
In the name of our faiths terrible things have occurred. So some would have us believe that our faith is bad, but should you investigate further, you will also discover that wonderful things have also happened because of our faith, and communism who tried to stamp out faith alltogether was not so wonderful either.
Truth is, evil will do evil for whatever reason or excuse it will find. It is called the great deceiver, and as I posted elsewhere: It doesn't seem to matter what a person believes, they will be good or evil regardless, I think the difference is if you believe in a good god or an evil god. If you think God would justify torture, you will make your beliefs correspond with that notion and if you believe that God would never sanction such a thing, then you will likewise make adjustments to your beliefs.
As for me - God created the shark and the dolphin, and like the Gnostic's believed, God intended us to learn good and evil.