So, there's no confusion here and so no one can twist my words. I want make what I mean very clear. I haven't been to church since I was in grade school and people tell me and my parents we should go but I don't feel you have to go to church to be a good person. I know people in my own family that go to church and then the mintue they come out they act horribly. Like, my Grandma does all this stuff with the church and goes every Sunday but then will come out and start talking about people in the family and causing trouble. Or, my Uncle goes to church every Sunday but then leaves and gives someone the finger because they ticked him off.
A better example is BTK aka Dennis Rader, he killed a bunch of people but when he got older somehow became a church going man and the head of his church committee. If that's not ironic and contradictory, I don't know what is. But, killing is a BIG no no in the Ten Commandments. Yet, he was still a church going man.
Or, look at the mob. They butcher and kill people because they can, yet they are usually very religious and go to church. I mean, that doesn't make sense lol.
I feel church gives you a place to worship God but it doesn't make you a good person or teaches you how to behavior around others, all of that is ultimately up to you as an indivdual person.
So, do you think religious people can be contradictory?
Most Helpful Guy
Ok well this could be a long topic lol so let's try and keep it simple.. if you have questions just ask
Church is and should be open to everyone and it's not about being good or bad.. it's about a place where people can come and not be judged... it's where you can show your loyalty to God and/or purge your sins if need be
My opinion - However the idea of religion nature are two different things.. God and religion are two different entities. Religion tells you how to be, God embraces you... religion tells you don't, God tells you do
Meaning, of course people still talk about others, use their middle finger... kill and so on, because that is part of Human nature... and religion can't control that... so some tend to pick and choose what they can follow and what they can't. Contradiction is expected, confessions are to purge yourself of any evil... as thyself is not who we choose to by, but it is God who made us this way
Religion is a way of life, it shows the path to many that cannot accept the unknown. It gives hope to a very hopeless life... as we, humans, you and me have no clue to how we arrived on planet earth and in contrast have no clue where we are all headed once we die
Hope is crucial to human survival, religion and God fills that gap
P. s. I don't really believe in religion (I think) I'm more a science guy1
Most Helpful Girl
The best comparison I've ever heard is that morals is like a dining room table, and many chairs sit around that table, some people learn morals from their parents and sit in that chair, and others from church and sit in that chair. So we all have a basis of morals we live with that may change from person to person, as with the chair that one chooses to sit in. In my opinion churches are not as much about scripture anymore (atleast in my experience) it's more social, it's we're you meet friends and volunteer to help the community, but not once have I sat in a service where the Ten Commandments were spoken. So I think that people are being contradictory towards their morals, and when you use the excuse of going to church to make you sound like a person of high, positive morals, I feel like that's a cop out because that's not showing your true being.0