Some rational thought about belief and how beliefs are connected.
Of course they don’t! But sadly enough, in my Christian days, that took me a while to understand.
As I traveled across Asia and met devote, kind, thoughtful, loving people who believed things very different from my Christian view, I began to doubt my version of Christianity. Many Hindus & Muslims claim to feel the presence of the Divine, or the presence of God but my Evangelical Christianity would not let me believe that. Sure, they may feel it for a moment, but if they constant worship someone other than Jesus, that presence can’t be the real God.
Simply put, here are the beliefs I was told and which I came to partially believed that led to that conclusion:
- there is only one god, his name is Yahweh/Jesus/Holy Spirit.
- there is only one way to heaven, that is by right belief in Jesus
- religions are all-or-nothing: right or wrong
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