3.03.2008

Why Christianity doesn't work (Part 1)

Over the past year, I have been really struggling with the idea of what I believe and why I believe it. A normal process I think that all people should go through.

As I think more and more about who Jesus was, and who I think he is, the two can't be reconciled. I feel more and more that what I was taught, and raised to think about him, is not at all what Jesus was like. That what I've grown up doing, and what I get paid to do now doesn't work, in fact it's not even right, relevant, or even reasonable.

Over the next couple weeks, hopefully I can create an understanding of why Christianity as we do it doesn't work. How Christianity has been done, has caused more harm than good. Finally, hopefully, a solution, or a step forward on where we can go, and how being a Christ follower is not a fix to a problem, but another question that may make life harder before it gets better.

My mind hurts to think of the foundations that were built up in my relationship with God that are slowly crumbling away. However I am nervously excited to start pouring a new one, a better one, a right one! So hopefully, we can discuss openly together about why Christianity doesn't work.

5 comments:

Rev Rob said...

Over the next two weeks I want to hear what you have to say...I hope your mind doesn't hurt much longer!

Adam Green said...

Do you think it has something to do with most Christians view of Jesus as what I like to call, 'petting zoo' Jesus?

Geoff said...

Adam I don't know who "Petting Zoo" Jesus is but I would like to see him, touch him, pay $5 for some food pellets and let him eat from my hand...can you introduce me?

Adam Green said...

Didn't you see the "Don't Feed the Messiah" signs?? Plus, those pellets give him the worst gas!

Priscilla said...

Interesting to know.