Religion is a hot topic and I have had many a conversation with people and it has come to the point where I have had to hold myself back from bigoted people as well as rule religion out as a conversation topic for a lot of people.
There are many different religions and sub religions in them. Such as there are Catholics, Methodists etc in the Christian religion.
For me, I went to catholic churches growing up (that was just what my family went to) and I honestly just did not like it. I did not like the fact that there were so many rules and so many different things that you had to do, just so you can get to heaven. That’s not okay and that’s one of the many reasons why people hate religion because in reality, many people don’t do rules. If you tell someone not to press a button, chances are, they will press it (I know I will lol). So as soon as you tell someone you have to do -gives a list of 10 000 things to do- before you are allowed to go to heaven, chances are no one will do it.
For me, I believe that Jesus came down and wiped our sins away when He died on the cross. Essentially He bridged the gap between us and God that we have caused with our sins.
Grace is an amazing thing that we don’t deserve but still have.
In reality God has given you a choice and He does not tell you ‘you need to serve me and do what I tell you because I am God.’ He has given you a choice and you have the option to run to Him and love Him and really serve Him, alternatively you have the options to say ‘Bye girl’ and walk away. That’s your choice.
With that being said, grace does not give you the option to be like ‘let me go steal, God doesn’t want me to sin but there’s grace so meh’ no. When you give your life to God, you want to do what’s right because you love God.
Okay, so now that I have gone on and on and on about that, let’s talk about other religions. I am really open to other religions and I love learning about other religions. I actually have worked with a Jewish family for 2 years and I have loved it so much. Learning about their religion and going through all their holidays and really just immersing myself into their religion while still keeping mine and still loving God with all my heart.
I have many friends who are from multiple different religions and I love it.
Let me know what religion you follow and your views on religion xx