While I do love religion, I’m not as religious as I used to be. I find my biggest problem with most religions is that they encourage you to do good deeds because you’ll be rewarded for them in the afterlife. I think this is all wrong, because if you’re doing something good for some promised reward, then that takes away from the good deed. If you’re going to do something good, it should be for the sake that it is good. Not because you know you’re going to get rewarded for it, but because it is the right thing to do.
Granted, some denominations of Christianity state that you can only get to Heaven through accepting Christ as your savior, that good deeds will not get you there.
I also have a problem with this, because then truly good people are being sent to hell.
Reblogged from charalanahzard
To help me get better. To help me guide through all the shit I’ve been dealing with, and to help me make a more successful future for myself. Without God, I am nothing.
How can you have faith in your God if you can’t even have faith in yourself. He gave you free will, right? So he gave you the will to become someone, to be successful.
This is my biggest annoyance with religion. People rid themselves of all the credit they deserve just because they believe in a higher power. Nowhere in the bible does it say God does everything for you - though it does say God gave you free will. He wouldn’t have made commandments if he already had absolute control over you and every good thing you’ve ever done.
You did ALL of those things yourself. Perhaps your God is just there to guide you.
This is why I love Alanah.
"Black Christians: America’s Biggest Hypocrites"
This is just beautiful.
Reblogged from evilroda
A small church in Toledo, Ohio has spent $1,500 for a one month commitment to a digital billboard that reads “Being Gay is a Gift from God.”
“The Rev. Bill Barnard, Central’s part-time pastor, said the billboard message will be linked to a four-week sermon series, and the overall campaign goal is “to make a leap beyond tolerance.”
“Members of the congregation have experienced places and times where being lesbian or gay was tolerated — kind of ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell, I know God forgives you,’” Barnard said. “We’re saying, ‘This is the way God created you. There’s nothing to forgive.’”
They will continue the campaign as long as funds are available.
Always reblog proof that not everyone who’s religious is an intolerant nutcase
I’m going to go look for this sign now.
EDIT: I know exactly where it is! Pics to come soon!
This is the exact thing that breaks down the stereotypes and stigma of religion in conjunction with LGBT
Shooped, I can tell by the pixels. *trollface*
In all seriousness, if I had money, i would donate.
This is awesome.
It’s about damn time.