my friend went to a benny hinn sermon with a camera pen and tours the tbn network and stuff as an art project.
link? Sounds interesting. TBN is an evil empire imo.
I don't personally believe in god, I hate those who try to force there beliefs onto others. I hate religion because I went to catholic school, Going there made me realize that I didn't believe in any of what they preached. I also noticed the hypocrisy of some of it, For instance how god is excepting of all of his children but homosexuals are bad by the catholic churches standards. I don't care If you want to believe in god I just think It's silly, You are free to think me being an atheist is silly but no one is wrong about there beliefs. There is a reason it is called faith.
Also just a warning this thread will most likely turn into a flame war, Alot of the people on here are not mature enough to discuss religion in an adult manner.
I hate when anyone forces beliefs on anyone. Christian, atheist, muslim, etc. From experience, the best way to do it is for both parties to take turns and put their stuff on the table without expecting to convince the other. Just put it all on the table and see if we can connect the dots.
I used to be open minded to religion, but the more educated I got the more I realized worshiping a human ie Jesus is very wrong. Most religion's are cults. I do believe is a higher power but just not in a Judeo-Christian way.
According to Judeo Christian theology, Jesus was not a man, but rather God incarnate. In short, since the penalty for sin is death (recall that for millennia the jews sacrificed animals for remission of sins), God came to earth in flesh to take the punishment for the sins of the elect. You're not worshiping a human if you worship Yeshua.
I don't know if this is a real thread or not, but I actually had the opposite experience you did.
I used to be deeply religious. I went to church every Sunday, said my prayers before bed, read the Bible, etc.
When I really sat and read the Bible and started looking up the history of Christianity, the less and less it appealed to me. I'll admit that when I was deeply religious I had a feeling of being connected to something, but it was only when I questioned the whole idea of religion that I felt truly free.
Why? Did you not like what you read? What it conflicting to your view of justice? Did you not like that YHWH ordered the slaughter or men women children and animals?
BTW, feel free to pm me people. Just give me time to get back to you. I'm a busy dude, but I'll make the time.