I come into this forum once and a while (more and more rarely as time goes on) and I see a lot of athiets bashing, a lot of mud slinging at Christians. However, I recall, back when I actually posted in this forum consistantly, that I offered up my belief structure several times but no one ever ripped on it. No one ever tried to insult me because of what I beieve.
I feel so left out.
So let me try again. I want to see some mud, people!
I do believe in God, so I am a theist. I believe in the imperfection and sinfulness of humanity, so there I mesh with the Christians (or at least some of them). I believe that we must admit out sinfulness to God, but that forgiveness is not a reward for this. We do it because we want to. We don't get a redemption patch to sew on our cub scout uniforms. I beieve that the Word of God is everywhere, written in a laguage that we refuse to understand, mostly because humans in general think that they are all powerful gods in their own right. The Bible displayed just as much of the Word as the collected poems of Emily Dickenson, the sculptures of Bernini, and that cool article you found in last month's issue of Maxim. I believe in an afterlife where we may be reunited with God--while I may like (understatement) this conclusion, to assume it is wrong (see the cub scout crack above). I believe that True Prayer is one of the hardest things to do, but if you can pull it off it helps the soul in unimaginable ways.
I think that covers it all in brief. So come on. Insult me. I want to be included.