Religious Ramble

I believe in God, but I’m not one of those people who like to preach. If whatever or whoever you believe in gives you strength and hope, then I’m happy.

If, however, it makes you distrust people of other religions, then I do have a problem.

I can’t believe any God would encourage ill-feeling between us. Or condone the use of violence and brutality to convey His message. Or that he would rather His children die than use the full range of modern medical procedures available to them. How can that be anything other than suicide?

I speak from experience here; my nan let herself die rather than have a blood transfusion. She was a Jehovah’s Witness.

If there is a God, he is kind and compassionate, and forgiving. Not the barbaric ogre some people make Him out to be, while they commit atrocities in His name.

And as for atheists….how can that be possible? How can some people go through life without the promise of a just reward at the end of it?

Don’t get me wrong, I believe in science too. I believe that schools that don’t teach evolutionary science are severely letting down their pupils. I believe in God despite science proving evolution.

That’s what faith is.


3 thoughts on “Religious Ramble

  1. If you read the Old Testament you will see that God told the Jews to kill a whole bunch of people and take their lands and to dominate people and enslave them. The Bilbe indicates that it is God that creates weal and makes woe. God has a reason for everything. GOd made the wicked for the day of judgement. We are taught to not question God. I believe in that. Trust God and keep his commandments for that is the whole duty of man. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice at the command of God. God wanted Jesus to die as a sacrifice. What kind of God does these things? A loving and kind God who knows better than us what is needed when it is needed. Even when we disagree with his methods.

    • The Old Testament God and the New Testament God seem so different though. Which does make me wonder if the Bible is a victim of the “history is written by the survivors” scenario. Either way though belief is a personal thing and whatever anyone chooses to believe, whether it takes in the whole of their particular religion or not, is good as long as nobody is hurt in the process.
      If God DID tell the Jews to kill people, I can apply the reasoning that it was a long time ago, and our understanding of the ways of the world has evolved so much since then. It used to be acceptable to interpret the words to mean violence and bloodshed, but now I’d like to think we’ve moved on.
      Or we SHOULD have moved on.

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