I'm a christian, I thought I'd tell you about it - its suprising, actually, how many people have heard of christianity but have no idea what it means. What makes christianity different from other religions that believe in a single god, is that we believe that we are saved by Jesus. Every person in the world commits sins and does things that they're not supposed to do, its human nature - God has instructed us how we should live but everyone disobeys him - and for these sins we must all die. So God sent Jesus, a perfect being, to earth, and he died (in the most terrible way possible) in place of all of us, so we can be forgiven and be saved. All we have to do is truly belive it, and repent for our our sins and God will forget all that we've done wrong we'll live forever in heaven. So you might think well thats just all too easy, you can just be as bad as you like and then ask for forgiveness - but you see, there is no reason to sin except its like an addiction. No-one is really truly happy living a sinful life, except we are addicted to it. Its far better living an honest life how got wants you to, and you'll be a lot happier. People, right from when they're born are automatically attracted to disobey what God wants us to do - a lot of people say its the work of the devil. But by becoming a christian you are filled with the holy spirit, which is the spirit of God which lives inside us, guiding us on the right path and away from sin. It dosn't happen instantly, its a slow process, but the more we live as christians the more like Jesus we become. And God is always with us, we can communicate with God and because we belive in Jesus he will always do what we need. We don't deserve to be saved, we're completely unworthy, but God loves us so much and is so kind that he's done this and thats an amazing thing. Because he has such great mercy.
I do not beleive in any Gods or religions but that does not mean I definately rule it out. I believe it is unlikely that there is a God but there is still the possibility. Personally I think it's pointless to choose a religion as there are so many about that you can never know whether you are choosing the right one.
Better no god than a wrong god
So you don't want to pick the wrong god through fear of making God angry? Well don't you think that a being advanced enough to create something so wonderful as the universe, would be understanding if you did make that mistake? If there is a God then he must be so intelligent, he must see everything, and understand if you've gone down the wrong path if you had good intentions.
It would be nice to hear about different religions, if theres anyone else on here who wants to talk about their beliefs it would be interesting. And of course no arguments, christianity, and most religions, promote peace and tolarence of other religions.
[ Edited by beamrider2600 on 2005/1/13 22:11 ]