positively. What is “troublesome” to me, is the one-sidedness that I see with Christianity. It confuses me that God would turn away people simply because they do not believe in Him. I can follow the reasoning that He turns His back on those that turn their backs on Him, but it is hard for me to accept the idea that there is only one way to salvation and that is it. I see it more in the light of there being multiple ways to each persons’ individual happiness and peace, and if Heaven or Salvation is the word that one person uses to describe their own, that is their choice. But it is hard for me to understand that everyone else who uses different terminology or follows a different path is damned, according to Christianity.
Reflection My worldview falls under the pantheistic category but not under any of the organized religions, it is a combination of parts of all of them. I agree with Christianity in that it is our duty to be kind to each other and love and accept one another, but that is about as far as the similarities go. I do not agree in the creation of the universe, I see it more from an atheistic evolution point. I also do not believe that Jesus was the son of God, or that one person’s sacrifice can make up for the sins of the rest of humanity for all time. Conclusion In conclusion, Christianity has many positive aspects and a rich history; and is a valid pursuit for those who feel called to follow God’s word, but it is also not the only way to live a just and moral life. References Hiles, J. S. & Smith, A. F. (2014). Wisdom in the beginning: Introduction to the Christian worldview. In A. DiVinceno. (Ed.), The beginning of wisdom: An introduction to Christian thought and life. Available from - of-wisdom-an-introduction-to-christian-thought - and-life/v1.1/ Lewis, C. S. (1952). Mere Christianity: A revised and enlarged edition, with a new introduction, of the three books The case for Christianity, Christian behaviour, and Beyond personality. New York: Macmillan.
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