Your views on Religion
When I was growing up, one of the things my mom used to tell us was there are three things you should never discuss with someone: religion, politics, and the make of car they drive. I used to laugh at that but now I understand what she was trying to say. I have had some rousing discussions over the years about religion and politics. No one really cares anymore about the make of car that you drive. But it used to be a taboo topic, back in the day when the cars were mainly Chevrolet and Fords.
But today's topic on the blog challenge is to discuss my views on religion. I believe in God. The traditional God. The God of the Holy Bible. The God that handed down the 10 Commandments. But I do know that religion in the United States does not seem to be the same as it was when I was a little girl. Recently I read an article that said that in America, according to a Gallup poll, 77% of Americans believe that religion is losing it's influence. In a separate question on that poll it was found that 72% of Americans felt like America would be a better place if there was MORE religion. I am saddened to think that America is no longer believing in God.
I believe, however, in religious freedom. And I guess that also means that if one does NOT want to be religious, that is their right too. And I am accepting of that as well. I am a Christian. I have been baptized. I have accepted Jesus Christ as my savior. However, I have lots of questions about all of it. Does that make me wrong? Nope, I don't think so. I think it is okay to ask questions. I don't want to just blindly follow along; just because. I also differ in my belief of Heaven and Hell. I believe that Hell is right here on Earth. And that Heaven is where I will reside for eternity after I leave this Hell behind. I believe that God will forgive me for all of my sins because I will ask him to.
I have friends (and family) who do not believe the same as I believe.Many do not believe that God exists. Or they believe in a different God. And that is okay. I don't have a problem with it. What are your feelings?
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