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Christian Friends

By
CW Brown

Every time I talk to Christians I used to be close with, it strengthens my resolve to continue with this page.  I may think that they are foolish, ignorant, or even simple minded to believe such things, but I just really want them to think for themselves.  We are all individuals and do not and should not fit one mold.  This is how Christianity confines them; it blinds them with its narrow minded exclusivity.  You are in or you are out, and here are a set of rules as to not forget how terrible you are, why you need Jesus.  When they promulgate this and then pass it on to their unsuspecting children it really gets to me; but whatever I say to them as to offend, what they believe about me is much worse.

False Religious Beliefs

by
CW Brown

When I was a child I felt that adults had all the answers.  If an adult said something was a certain way, then I would agree with them.  If they were not certain and had doubt, then I would agree with that assertion as well.  Who was I to argue?  They were the adult and I was the child.  In my mind, their authority reigned supreme over all my own beliefs because they had lived longer, had authority over me, and, frankly, I didn’t want to mess with them because they were bigger than my tiny child form!  I think many a child thinks this way.  However, as many of us grow up this whole dynamic starts to take a different approach within our growing minds.  There does come a time when, we as fledgling adults, do decide to spread our wings and start to question what adults around us claim as their long held truths. This process can also mean questioning the basic ideas that the adults have in their heads and that they hold to be true.  The more questions I started to ask, the more I realized that the adults around me didn’t seem to know much more than I did on certain subjects that interested me.  I soon started to understand that what they believed what not necessarily backed by knowledge, but was ingrained into them because of their need to have an answer, their need to believe.  In other words, their beliefs were being guided by their own self-imposed ignorance.