ah, the pizza story.April 1 2012 at 12:27 AM
Kate (Login kateothelamp)
Response to Hi Kate
Interesting, that sounds very much like something I once wrote -- where did you find that? =) And yes, I realize exactly how most Christians sound to non-believers, and how pointless it all is. I try to share that message with my brothers and sisters, but unfortunately, they aren't always receptive to that information.
I had an epiphany once in San Francisco, watching a street preacher. He was up on a crate, wild-eyed, waving his substantial Bible in a wide arc, and yelling scripture and that everyone needed to repent or they were heading straight for hell. I'm sure he probably meant well, and may have been acting out of desperation to try to save people that he perceived were lost...but let's just say his approach wasn't very effective.
I once had more traditional Christian views about heaven, hell, and the meaning of salvation. But I had a lot of questions, did a lot of studying, and came to some different conclusions.