(Closed) Spinoff: God is disappointed in you

posted 7 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
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Newbee

I feel like this thread is going to get blown up, but I agree with you.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

All I have to say is it’s not Christ-like to judge people. Only God Himself has the right to judge and condemn.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@DeathByDesign: Agreed.

ETA: I used to say something similar to a friend’s dad.  He never liked what I said because he knew I was wrong.  This happened in the bible belt.  It was joyous.  I was also told by this same man that I wouldn’t go to Heaven because I wasn’t saved.  I was born and raised Catholic.  My mother chose baptism and holy communion for me.  I chose confirmation at the age of 14.  That’s our version of being “saved”, I guess.  It doesn’t matter how you do it, as long as you believe and live your life the best possible way that you can.  Granted I could do better, but that’s my problem.  No one else’s.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@manders83: I agree with you 100%. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. I have no problem with any religion, but religious hypocrites drive me nuts.

Doesn’t the New Testament say “Judge not lest ye be judged” anyway. 

If there were a god of the Judeo-Christian Bible (I’m an atheist and proudly so), surely it would be up to them to judge, not our peers.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@SpecialSundae:

I have no problem with any religion, but religious hypocrites drive me nuts. Doesn’t the New Testament say “Judge not lest ye be judged” anyway.

THIS.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a priest friend of mine give me some great advice on this subject once, he said ” When you fall to your knees at the feet of God to atone for your sins, he will not be asking you about your neighbors sins, but he will ask how did you treat my children”

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@manders83: I was raised in the environment you are talking about and yes, it is a very sad place. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am a Christian and I agree to an extent. Judging is not for me or anyone but God to do. I have gay friends, it doesn’t bother me at all. I don’t want to push my beliefs on people- if you ask I’ll explain, if not, well, I’ll go on believing and you don’t have to.

You can be a total judgemental a-hole, or a murder, pedofile, rapist… but as long as you ask “God” for forgiveness, it’s fine you go to heaven.. REALLY??

This statement bothered me a little though… that’s not really Christianity at all. It’s not just asking God, it’s letting God live through you, so a true Christian wouldn’t rape or murder, and it’s possible for someone who murdered 20 years ago to be truly sorry about it. As far as the judgemental people… well… the only thing I can say is that everyone sins and they certainly have no place judging you, and it pains me that they give Christians a bad name, so I apologize for them.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@tksjewelry: That is so true. Words to live by, for sure.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have to say that I’m very glad to live in a truly secular country where religious beliefs have little influence on politics or public life.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

In highschool, a local church told their youth not to be friends with mormons (which I am) because of a whole lot of misunderstandings that I won’t get into here.  I come from a very small town, so the impact was huge.  That action really hurt me, so much that I have always made it a point to be accepting of everyone and their beliefs.  I have zero tolerance for judging people because of their beliefs.  It hurts people and pushes them away.  I am very religious.  I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t curse (well, in public atleast lol), and I “waited” until marriage to be with my husband…My best friend in college on the otherhand, had a revolving door of guys, drank like a fish, and did who knows what else in college, and I couldn’t have loved her more.  I wish people would learn to embrace eachother’s differences.  I may be very strong in my religion, but you can always learn something from someone who is different than you if you are willing to open your heart and cut the judgement!

@tksjewelry: Love that!

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