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Celeste

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  1. That is helpful. Thank you. It's not letting me press "like", even though I haven't liked anybody's posts today. I was wondering what you meant by sear, I didn't think that sounded right. lol I am interested in your story. I live near the Bible belt. What made you originally question it? Do you think Christians interpret the Bible wrong or the Bible is written wrongly about Jesus? What do you think about where it says nobody comes to the Father except through Christ for example? My problem is probably different in yours in that I have always believed he is the son, but I plan on reading both interpretations of Jesus with this new question in mind. I feel awful to say this, but lately since I started questioning Christianity, I started getting a manipulative vibe about my religion. I hope nobody takes offense to this, I am just trying to state where I am coming from so that I can work through it. I guess one of the complaints that I have is that a lot of Christians equate forgiveness to no justice. I truly believe God even in the Bible is a God of Justice, but maybe there is a disconnect somewhere for so many Christians to behave this way. I feel like whatever goes wrong, people demand that I forgive them. I know it is good to forgive, but it seems to me a large amount of people have it down wrong. It doesn't mean that you are off scott free because you are forgiven. And I think in turn, a lot are frivolous with their life because of it. But I am sure Muslims believe in forgiveness and I don't know why I don't see the same problems in their community. But back to manipulation. Like I said, I feel like a large amount of Christians do not practice what they say they believe in and I don't know why. Part of it, a lot of Christians don't have a back bone. You can manipulate them or pressure them into things, and vise versa. I have these two professors at my Christian school who love to teach forgiveness and Jesus, but one put on a movie filled with sex and nudity in class, which I was highly offended by and she refused to not continue on with the movie after I said something, and another one has a filthy mouth. And I think the part that really bothers me about it, is it's not that people don't mess up or a few angry words slip out of his mouth, but it doesn't even occur to him that it's inappropriate. Same thing for her. I mean I go to one of the most conservative kinds of religious schools and I still this. That is a hateful and ethnocentric answer.
  2. Thank you. What do Muslims think about the part in the Bible where it says nobody comes to the Father except through Jesus?
  3. I appreciate your response. I think my inability to denounce Christ though possibly comes from me being raised believing in him. Deep down, regardless of facts, I just have a deep, possibly immovable fear, of rejecting him. I also can't help but to have a special love for him. I will take some time to think about what was in the link you sent me. Thank you.
  4. Salam, I don't know if I would be welcome. I am very serious about this. Nobody has formally introduced me to the religion though. I was raised Christian and have been a serious believer all of my life, up until two years ago I have been questioning my faith, but have not completely let go or ruled out that Christ was the son of God or miraculous. I have done some reading from Muslims on websites and I am already familiar with the culture. One of the main reasons why I want to become Muslim is because I feel the Christian community has failed me and I am drawn to how disciplined Muslims are; I think I would feel safe and covered by Islam. I am afraid that if I don't become part of a community that takes their life serious I am literally going to die. Is my reasoning for considering becoming Muslim acceptable? Would I be unwelcomed for the concerns I mentioned, including the fact that I can't go as far as denouncing Christ? If I would be welcome, then where should I start?
  5. Maybe before I go into the forum I can ask this here. I don't know if I would be welcomed to become Muslim. I am very serious about this. Nobody has formally introduced me to the religion, but I used to know some Muslims and I have been doing some reading. I was raised Christian and have been a serious believer all of my life, up until two years ago I have been losing my faith, but I have not completely let go or ruled out that Christ was miraculous or the son of God. One of the main reasons why I want to become Muslim, is because I feel like the Christian community has failed me and I am drawn to how disciplined Muslims are. I think I would feel safe and covered by Islam. I have done some reading. I am afraid that if I don't become part of a community that takes their life serious I am literally going to die. Is my reasoning for considering becoming Muslim acceptable? Would I be unwelcomed for the concerns I mentioned, including the fact that I can't go as far as denouncing Christ? If I would be welcome, then where should I start?
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