The religious-Industrial Complex
I sat fairly close to that fire and visited several church societies.The experiences were not always negatively happy and the reason I don’t visit church anymore is also personal and for logistical reasons.
The best way to know if they are sincere, you have to deal with them for a while.It is also good to say that it is often not as black and white, some can be very warm and on closer inspection, although sometimes they have their weird ideas, they can really love it.
For me, faith and religion are two different things, where Mr. I hates God’s religion.Jesus came not to bring a new religion of salvation, but salvation Ván religion. Enfin the difference between religion and belief (generalizing) listed here in my view.
Faith is space, religion is suffocating
Faith is modest, religion is ambitious
Faith testifies, religion wants to convince
Faith brings love, religion preaches love
Faith is organic, religion mechanically
Faith is sensual, religion is squeamish
Faith thinks relational, religion in rules
Faith is involved, religion is interfering
Faith is giving, religion is demanding
Faith sees Love as a goal, religion sees it as a means
Faith Bridges, religion separates
Faith accepts, religion condemns
Faith thinks contextually, religion restrictive
Faith seeks similarities, religion differences
Faith wants to prove nothing, religion is pretentious
Faith thinks multicoloured, religion black and white
Faith is authentic, religion is religious-correct
Faith thinks creatively, religion thinks conformist
Faith seeks wisdom, religion seeks dogmas
Faith is passionate, religion is fanatical
Faith thinks inclusive, religion thinks exclusive
Faith understands the Bible, religion reads the Bible
Faith brings heaven, religion preaches heaven and hell
Faith brings mercy, religion blocks Mercy
Faith shares God, religion claims God
Faith proclaims life, religion proclaims death
God stimulates faith, but discourages religion:
For you have taken away the key of knowledge; You have not entered yourself and those who try to enter, have stopped you.(Luke 11:52) *
* What roughly means: Believers who form a religious sub-culture, which throws up unnecessary barriers to spread the love of God.
The religious people themselves do not let themselves be changed and blocked by knowledge, love, so also for others the opportunity to see the value of faith.
I became depressed when I became an atheist, so death became the end point.Should I try to restore my faith and how can I believe again in God and a heaven?
Answer from Cornelis Zandbergen to which God can I turn to get what I want?Which God or religion gives the fastest result?
Answer from Cornelis Zandbergen on are you superstitious?If so, give an example.
.. Because they may be trying to live according to the rule “Have your neighbor love you right” maybe?If they do not apply that sincerely, you usually do so.