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|Thu, 04-16-2009 - 5:59pm|
I was baptized and grew up attending the United Church of Canada, which is a pretty liberal branch of Christianity if you ask me. I have no gripes about how the church is run, or what they allow/don't allow; in fact, I couldn't be happier that they "permit" same-sex unions and gay/lesbian clergy members.
The thing is, I just don't believe any of "it". I don't think it's "by the grace of God" that Bob and Jane were blessed with a baby after 20 years of trying, or a "miracle" that Susan won the lottery just as they were going to repossess her house. It's called LUCK! And it ticks me off when people spout the "God will provide" line when they have next to nothing, 8 kids under the age of 10 and don't work. That's well and good, but don't think that "God" is the one who's going to come and make everything all better!
I guess I'd be considered Agnostic, because I believe that some things are impossible to prove. HOWEVER, I do think there are some aspects of religious that are pretty easy to prove/disprove, so maybe I'm more Atheistic in that respect (walking on water, a loaf of bread feeding 1000 people...um, nope!).
Thanks for listening! It's nice to have a supportive place to come to and sort of get this all out. I do go to church once a year, at Christmas, because we spend it with my grandmother and she is a major church-goer. I got a "talk" asking me whether I went to church on a regular basis, because doing so gives you stability in life, and centres you, and makes your life better...I'm sure you've all heard something along these lines from someone! I just said that no, I do not go to church on a regular basis, and sort of smiled and nodded. Gotta love people who try and convince you!