Tygogrel 7 months ago
Hi Justanotherperson. There are many religions. You can be "religious" without God in the pic. Any specific system or belief and/or worship with a code of ethics and philosophy and the expression of that belief in conduct or ritual, can be said to be religion. Satan worship is a "religion" with beliefs and rituals! God is not a God of confusion and contradiction or rituals or a bunch of "religions." He did not create fifty different religions and chaos with all the bickering that goes with it! He created one manual, ( His Instruction Book ) The Bible, for all people to read and get understanding of who He is, who we are and what life is all about. We have the freewill to choose to do so or not, it's that simple. No fuss or arguing with it on God's part, you choose to read it and find out who God is and He will help us do that or we can reject It. It's up to all individuals to follow or not. I don't know why people on the left or the right hurl insults at each other over "religion." Nothing good ever came from insults and mean-spirited arguing. Confident people are usually calm and open minded. A lot of people come to the table with a closed mind, they're right and that's that!!!...especially "religious" beliefs. People have been burned at the stake because they would not deny their faith/religion and because the ones burning those people were mean-spirited, closed minded and "religious" bigots! The Bible is the foundation of all knowledge by which to gauge any personal or societal morals and values. Without it, you find what is in society today, more unhappiness and discontent with each passing year. My stand is; people can make all the noise with excuses that they possibly can, but it all comes down to one thing, they are ultimately responsible for what they choose to accept as truth. When Jesus returns, and He is, they will stand alone and give an account as to why they didn't listen and didn't read His Word to even see what it says and stay with it. Most people throw It down when they see something that they don't like or understand right away, or get offended and become bitter and quit. They don't want to do it, it's too hard. They want to do it their way, and that is usually the easy way out but they have that ultimate choice. It's a Book, called The Bible, the most important One you'll ever own or ever read or ever follow! The Words in it bring truth and the best out of all of us! God bless and thanks!!!