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15 Apr 2019 19:52 - 15 Apr 2019 19:57 #28729 by kevinedward1234
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I am not religious, I deal with customers who are, through out the years of interacting with people, I find to be true, not always, but at times, religious people are two faced, back stabbing ignorant to intelligence , selfish, greedy , and some other really nasty things I won't mention, type of people.

People I have and deal with on a customer based level, people who just want their car fixed and not try and use their poor me excuses, tend to be better people in life, not needing a crutch to lean on and downgrade others, tend to be just that, hard working sane people.

What I am driving at is , too often I see people who are of a religious belief, be some of the nastiest people when it comes to money and honesty!

In my opinion, people use religion as a way to feel better about themselves on Sunday or Wednesday, and lie steal , cheat, do whatever during the rest of the week.

One bit of text I do find of interest is , let ye without sin cast the first stone, I probably got that somewhat wrong, but close enough!

Just an opinion, thanks for reading!
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18 Apr 2019 07:38 #28805 by Noah
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I've shared some of your observations in dealing with people, and found little use for religion in my personal life. That's not to say that there is no value in religion however.
I like to think that I have my head on pretty straight, and that my moral compass is more or less aligned.
I think that on a larger sampling of individuals, you'll find cheats and liars from all walks of life. Hypocrites pervade our society on all levels, and it's a shame that they dilute groups of people dedicated to charity and helping fellow man. That hypocrisy perhaps stands out in greater contrast in people who outwardly lable themselves according to their religion, but a majority of people are disappointing regardless of Creed.
Some people are genuinely good, generous people. When you find a rare, selfless individual who also is religious, it's a compliment to their personality. It's more than feeling good about yourself on Sunday, it's more about helping other people who are having a hard time seeing the positive things in life, or just need a hand through a rough patch of road.
That's my model of faith. Though I feel alone at times in a sea of immorality, I know that I am as good as I can be. Not for God nessicarily, but for other people who share my view and struggles.

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18 Apr 2019 15:09 #28819 by chief eaglebear
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if you look at the characters in bible they were harlots murders thieves and tax collectors and other types of people it comes back to character and do we trust him enough to let him forge it if not that's ok eternity is a long time so im not gonna worry about what people think to much I have known jesus since I was six it is a belief you will never see anything for me he has been with me no matter what and it his goodness that will lead men to repentance and lords knows I have some repenting to do I don't want to go into next life wanting for a savior when he was there the whole time
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26 Apr 2019 08:44 #29025 by ScannerDanner
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kevinedward1234 wrote: I am not religious, I deal with customers who are, through out the years of interacting with people, I find to be true, not always, but at times, religious people are two faced, back stabbing ignorant to intelligence , selfish, greedy , and some other really nasty things I won't mention, type of people.

People I have and deal with on a customer based level, people who just want their car fixed and not try and use their poor me excuses, tend to be better people in life, not needing a crutch to lean on and downgrade others, tend to be just that, hard working sane people.

What I am driving at is , too often I see people who are of a religious belief, be some of the nastiest people when it comes to money and honesty!

In my opinion, people use religion as a way to feel better about themselves on Sunday or Wednesday, and lie steal , cheat, do whatever during the rest of the week.

One bit of text I do find of interest is , let ye without sin cast the first stone, I probably got that somewhat wrong, but close enough!

Just an opinion, thanks for reading!


I wish I could say that I am surprised. "Religious people" can absolutely be the worst! The main reason, at least in the Christian faith, is these people are only "Christians" by name. I would challenge that most people who call themselves Christians are not true followers of Christ. As you said, they go to church on Sundays or holidays to somehow pay their dues, then live their lives in a way that can be even worse than a non-religious person for the rest of the week! These types of people are NOT Christians. In fact I don't even call myself a Christian anymore because it means nothing in this day and age. I call myself a follower of Jesus Christ when someone asks me what my faith is.
Someone who truly knows and loves Jesus does not act this way (Sunday only, then live however, the rest of the week). Everyday is a day where I want to walk closer to God, I want to be kind and forgiving and compassionate. Following Him and His examples makes me want to help others, to love them and care for them. These are the marks of a true believer. I am willing to bet, you've just not met very many true believers and I hope that you can see one in me.
I am not perfect, not by any means. I still fall short in so many circumstances, but God is not finished refining me yet.

There is a reason why when Jesus spoke to the religious leaders at the time that He said...broad is the way that leads to destruction and narrow is the way that leads to eternal life and few there be that find it. You see the broad road that leads to destruction was for the religious people!!! He wasn't talking to people who were atheists, he was talking to the religious elite! The same people you see today as being religious.
Religion is mans attempt to reach God , Jesus is Gods way to reach man.
Thanks for the comment! I really appreciate it. Hope you have a blessed day.
Paul

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26 Apr 2019 10:01 - 26 Apr 2019 10:14 #29030 by Columbus450
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^^ this is absolutely true , Dead on the head with truth , I am a follower of Jesus Christ a born again Christian,I do not like religion matter-of-fact I was forced to practice the Catholic religion as a child Until God woke me up as an adult and pulled me away from the bondage of religion, I stay far away from it ,religion does not get people saved But only a personal relationship with Jesus Christ does

And I absolutely 100% agree many lukewarm Christians And other religious people go to church for one reason is just to make them feel good and then they are back to the same old fake selves , And it’s a sad sad thing they do not describe or represent us believers in Jesus and followers they do not know the Lord Jesus they only go to the motions of man-made religion .

Sounds like to me you have not met a true follower of Christ but if you have you would have felt God‘s love through them, and they would not be any of the above mentioned...

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01 May 2019 16:56 #29173 by kevinedward1234
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Right on, some people do need it to better themselfe's and that is great!

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01 May 2019 17:03 #29174 by kevinedward1234
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Paul, thank you for all you do!!!!!!!!!! You do help many, I really do appreciate your time to write and for me to read, thank you.

I still have to sort out my paypal issue.
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