Friday, April 17, 2020

What do I believe?

So in my last post, I threw caution to the wind and just said we should get RFID tags in our left hands instead of our right hands ---- as if that was going to satisfy God better.

But this morning I was thinking about that, and then I realized I have a question about myself: what do I actually believe anyway?

On the surface, Christianity does actually look appealing.

On the surface, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints also looks appealing.

I grew up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and on the surface, their initial ideas and teachings were actually quite good, appealing.

In theory, the church was good.

In practice, not so much.

The problem is when you have a family member who completely misses the point of baptism or repentance or choosing the right.

Have any idea how frustrating it is to try to indoctrinate a young mind with good behaviour ideology and somehow those ideas never take hold In that brain? And yet that individual still goes to the temple anyway?

Yeah, it's frustrating.

Another thing::::

I no longer attend church, so in truth I wouldn't know what they talk about anymore::::

But for the years of my life, I did spend going to church, I noticed something:::::

The GOLDEN RULE was discussed only briefly, only in Primary (the class for the young children).

When you grow up, everyone, including the teachers, completely seems to forget about the Golden Rule.

In fact, since primary, I heard the Golden Rule mentioned ONCE ----- and it had been changed.

The Golden Rule as I learned it when I was a child was "do unto others as you would have them do unto you".

The one time I heard it mentioned when I had grown up they changed it to "He who has the gold makes the rules".

Yeah ------ we've completely missed the point somewhere.

In Primary they taught that rule ------ and it made all the sense in the world. But grow up and you'll see they've completely forgotten about it.

It's like bait and switch.

The thing is, however, that the Golden Rule is like the or a basis of all morality ------ so it's really strange when you are in a morality organization that completely forgets about the basis of the whole thing.

So:::: what do I believe anyway?

On the surface, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints looked good, but in practice, it wasn't right and it didn't work.

I have some level of belief in Christianity ----- but I'm not really united with any group. I just do my own thing.

So::: The Church I grew up in looked good, but in practice, they failed.

There are all these different flavours of Christianity ---- who knows ------ and if history is any indication, it might look good on the surface, but it could very easily fail anyways.

I'm not an atheist ------- I guess I'm just an individual. I do my own thing, I think my own thoughts, with influences from others. But I'm not really part of any group.

But I do think Jesus had some good ideas, so I'm basically some form of non-denominational Christian I guess.

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