Monday, October 4, 2010

How relevant is religion?

In today's society, we often find ourselves asking what we believe, what denomination, and what church. As a christian, i find myself questioing the validity of such questions.
Religion, to me, is almost just another way to segregate ourselves even more. I have seen couples ready to marry until one found that the other was of a certain denomination, then they called four years of a relationship off.
Why? Catholic, Protestant, LDS, Non-denominational, Baptist, Assembly of God whatever.

We all believe in the same God, why do we inflict these boundaries on ourselves? Granted i understand that these are based on differetn interpretations on what God expects from us, but there are so many little things i dont understand. And maybe that's my fault, maybe if i studied these denominations more in depth, i could understand the nuancies that make each right or wrong.

But why hate each other for it? why discriminate and disassociate ourselves from those based purely on their denomination? even if you believe what they belieive is wrong, you are not showing Godly kindness by telling a person their beliefes are completely wrong and thats why you cant associate with them.

I guess what im trying to say is that we shouldnt try to seperate ourselves any further. Let us love on another, as God loves us.

1 comment:

  1. Part of the issue is that they DON'T believe it's the same God. "Oh, you're LDS, that means your god wants such and such, that's not my god." "Oh, you're AoG, your god wants you to speak in tongues, that's not my god."

    And since it's not the same God, one group or the other must be going to hell, so we hate them.