(04/21/2015) Respect to Our Religious Beliefs?

Posted: April 21, 2015 in Christian Beliefs, Commitment, Knowledge, Respect, Value of the Church
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Points are shared commenting on a wife’s emotions that result from differences in belief with her husband.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Reika” (Level 1 with 86 points, a member since April 15, 2015) posted the following:

 

Is it weird to feel offended by this? (don’t answer if you don’t believe in God)?

Me and my husband debated over religion , although I’m not religious and def. not the holier-than-thou type, I still believe in god, in a creator. Otherwise we and the universe will not exist.

Since there are many versions of the bible, the truth about God became like finding a needle in a haystack. He said that God is an “idiot”, “a ****”, “would cut his head off” and “Satan is right.”

I felt offended by this because he shows no respect for people’s beliefs, especially to a Creator who gave him and everyone a privilige to experience life, love, happiness and all the beaitiful things people take for granted.

I told him there are explanations behind people’s suffering but he won’t listen and I wasn’t forcing him to believe what I say nor listen, I even suggested we should avoid this topic because it is a sensitive matter for us.

I have my share of misery in life and lived in darkness but I never insulted God that way nor blamed him. It is not blind faith because I sought answers and came to understand why.

I’m just quite disgusted whenever he say he is a good person, trustworthy, respects people because he values respects and etc., i know he’s not perfect and nobody is but I felt offended by what he said.

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:  But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband:  and let not the husband put away his wife.  But to the rest speak I, not the Lord:  If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.  And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.  For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband:  else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.  But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases:  but God hath called us to peace.   For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?  (1st Corinthians 7:  10-16, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Understanding Spiritual Growth? (03/13/2015); Why The Bible Makes Sense (09/19/2014); GOD and The Framework of Time (09/20/2014); A Relationship not Just Knowledge? (06/25/2013); Lost Without GOD? (06/26/2013); Struggling? (05/11/2013); Through Much Tribulation (05/12/2013); Illusion? (04/25/2013); Not of Legal Age? (04/26/2013)

 

“Reika”, here are a few points shared to encourage Christian believers:

(1.)  While there are many life experiences that combine and mix various levels of feeling and thought all at one time, Christian belief requires a fundamental shift from the usual patterns that result by uniting emotional, intellectual, and psychological streams.  A person’s spirit content from the makeup of divinity must become the primary source and focus for their awareness, and for the process of their self-will.

(2.)  At birth, there are many possibilities for humans to develop and express living character and personality.  All are capable of displaying aspects of animal, human, and divine nature; and will gradually select and rely upon a unique set of fixed attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs.

(3.)  Comprehensive belief systems require more than merely correct knowledge about divine beings and gods.  There also must be commitment to carrying out defining actions, duties, and a lifestyle that consistently demonstrates the most significant meanings and values that are to be held by its followers.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Our religious beliefs are a special aspect of our full makeup as a person.  To some degree, these beliefs must be a foundation for any lasting relationship we enter.  Expressions of disbelief, disrespect and “hardness of heart” will be experienced as incompatibility, rejection, and separation.  There need not be sameness, yet, there must be mutual acceptance and oneness.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith and spiritual maturity.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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