Sunday, November 12, 2006

A comment I got in my guestbook

Hello, I'm a Christian, and I find your entries on, or rather against Christianity, highly thought- provoking.

While I do not agree on some of the points and feel that I can come up, sooner or later, with a reasonable, logical argument against them [without having to refer to faith and the bible says etc etc], I strongly appreciate it that you, unlike some others, are able to bring forth a very mature perspective of such a sensitive issue. For this reason I am leaving a comment behind, to acknowledge a very well crafted piece of argument.

I have probably gained a lot of insight regarding a non-Christian’s POV, for example, on relentless evangelism. I strongly agree with you that evangelism should not cross over to harassment, but sadly not everyone shares my mindset. And yes, I agree that there are many people who parade around proclaiming to be Christians but doing and saying things that are just down right wrong,[not just in Christian context] and I abhor such acts, too. While I cannot claim to be 100% innocent of hurting anyone or whatever in the past or in the future, I can say, with all science and humanity backing me up, that a Christian is still a human, and humans can make mistakes, divine intervention or not. Pity that if we draw a Venn diagram of any believer, we’d have our faith as a subset of our human nature, not the other way round.

These are just the few points I’m acknowledging. I would not be denouncing my faith anytime soon, however. But you article has at least made me wake up and see that being labelled a Christian isn’t something that I should take lightly, especially regarding my religion’s history and wide-spreadness. So thank you for writing so thoughtfully from an ex-Christian’s POV, it has truly been interesting to delve into your logic.

Cheers =D


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3 Comments:

Blogger timo said...

'Make no mistake; He says, 'if you let me, I will make you perfect. The moment you put yourself in My hands, that is what you are in for. Nothing less, or other, than that. You have free will, and if you choose, you can push Me away. But if you do not push Me away, understand that I am going to see this job through. Whatever suffering it may cost you in your earthly life, whatever inconceivable purification it may cost you after death, whatever it costs Me, I will never rest, nor let you rest, until you are literally perfect-until my Father can say without reservation that He is well pleased with you, as He said He was well pleased with me. This I can do and will do. But I will not do anything less.'

-chap 31. mere christianity

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 3:34:00 PM  
Blogger Agagooga said...

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006 6:37:00 PM  
Blogger l o o n g - * = ) said...

hi. i'm new to this place, but i'd like to comment on how the person mentioned that he realised he should not take the label of 'Christian' too lightly.

that's a definite for sure. there is a lot of expectations on Christians (Something I feel that comes simply from the fact that it's the real faith, the one which can fulfil the expectation) and Christians must thus always be a positive example and influence in others' lives. true enough, as mentioned, they are imperfect, but that does not mean they cease to try.

Christians must bear the correct mindset- that of servanthood and humility in everything that they do. they should also aim to do whatever they set out to do, to the best of their ability for their actions and words represent God and they are being watched.

that might raise the question of whether many of us would be what we are if there was no punishment for our courses of actions and if no one (save God) was watching. I personally feel that morality, if u argue it in this fashion, is a tought thing. if there was no punishment and no one would get hurt from the things you did, this world wouldn't be imperfect anymore; we'd be living in Eden still and thus I think that such an argument is not really logical so to speak. however, if speaking for the sake of wondering, i would like to believe that people still wouldn't steal even if no one was hurt by it and no punishment was placed, simply because its a taboo. for the case of no one watching, that's one of the more realistic morality issues.for those of us who aren't Christian, that would mean having to go against our conscience (i hope that would be the case) and those who are Christians, to remember that God is indeed watching and that regardless, we should not indulge in sin, instead resisting it by prayer.

that's my 2 cents worth.

thanks

Monday, December 04, 2006 12:09:00 PM  

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