Wednesday, November 07, 2007

2 comments:

Tracey R. said...

Hmmmmm...dare I get started on this post? :) (which I love that you posted about it, btw)

First, I guess I would ask why you consider yourself a Christian? I mean that with true curiosity and no disrespect. Is it because it is the tradition you were raised in, and were taught to believe? Or do you, now, truly agree with the tenants of Christianity?

To me, the term "Christian" carries a lot of baggage (for ME) - but I do totally understand the idea of being a Christian as believing that Jesus Christ is the Saviour and sent to redeem us and all of that. I don't believe it, but I try hard to understand someone who believes that, but can still disagree with a lot of what Christianity espouses.

I know many UU Christians who consider themselves UU because, even though they believe in the Jesus Christ aspect of Christianity, they just can't abide by a lot of the ideas that go along with the "traditional" church. So they feel free to go to a UU church, and yet still identify with Christianity.

UUs are also well known for having "divided families" - one atheist and one Christian, one Jew and one Christian, etc. I've heard it is one of the few organized religions that accomodates everyone. :)

Only you can decide what feels right in your heart as far as what label you put on yourself.

Priceless Reflections...by Melissa said...

I think you should convert to Judaism. What's to lose? Every holiday has the same theme, "They tried to kill us, they didn't. Let's eat!" AND we don't believe in hell... so you do good cuz it's the right thing to do. What's not to love about that?? L'Chaim! :-) Said tongue in cheek just so you know. I'd love ya even if you were Catholic. :-)