I posted this as a response to a post over at Got-Fruit. I felt led to post it on here as my thoughts seem so out there from what most Christians think. What are your thoughts? Is there a difference between Christians and non-christians?
I think you may have misinterpreted what they meant by Christians not being much different from non-Christians, if at all different.
The only difference I see? Christians actually see the things that they do as “bad” things, and non-Christians do not.
But ultimately? Yeah, they are basically the same. They both live sinful lives, and are definitely genuinely good people. But ultimately, that’s not good enough for god. God expects us to bow down to him and call him Lord. And if we do not? We’re screwed.
I stand quite close to the opinion that christians arent any different than non-Christians. We all hold very strong morals and hold to them quite closely. Humanist is the word that comes to mind. It’s a great belief, just lacks god in the equation. I dont see much of a problem with that.
I don’t know why I follow god. I dont know why I trust in him so much. And I sure as hell dont know why I came back to religion. Why should I need religion to be a better person? I dont. I know you’ll disagree with me…as you’re probably thinking along the lines of “but the holy spirit helps you change and be who you were meant to be. He shows you your wrongful ways”….
I dont, and cant buy that.
Morality exists in each and every one of us. There are crappy people out there. And sure, I’m bet a lot of them aren’t Christians. But there are some crappy “Christians” out there too.
I’m sorry, but my best friend is an atheist. He is a great person with many morals. I used to be an atheist and I know I’m a fantastic person and always have been. I dont know need to wear a cross to be a true moral person.