• S • SAJE | RELIGION OR BELIEVER?

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I don’t talk… ever about this subject but since I moved into a new environment for school, I’m hearing all these things about people’s different religion and around where I live now, some people are very …. cold hearted with other religions and aren’t afraid to show it. Then when I was sitting with a bunch of my friends we went into this conversation again and they had asked my opinion…

I had never really thought about this question because I thought religion was something that wasn’t really spoken about out loud and in the open because you ‘don’t want to hurt people’s feelings’. So this is why I am writing this…

Truth be told, if I were to categorize myself by ‘religions’ then I can say I’m a Christian. I was born and raised into it because my mom and pops members are christians. Then they said “you need to find God for yourself” so I went through a phase of not going to church or being a Christian, pretty much becoming an atheist, for the time being, testing out how I felt about it, then gradually I picked up a bible and so on so forth. Now I’m here.

Another truth, I don’t think most people who are in a religion are believers and I’m only speaking about Christianity because it’s all I’ve ever known so I cannot voice my opinion on other cultures and religions. Sometimes religion is a label, a word we use to make other people feel comfortable about our choices.

I realize saying “I’m a Christian” is a lot easier than telling someone “I believe in God.” Honestly, it is; and I made that decision of saying “I believe and have faith in God” rather than saying I’m a Christian because it makes me feel better. At first, it was uncomfortable but it was a good kind of uncomfortable… if you get me.

Long story short, I don’t care about another person’s religious label, I care about how you let it affect you. Are you subpar with your belief? or are you very into it? and are you serious about it? are you just a believer in your religion because you’re surrounded by believers of that same religion? if so, check yourself.

 

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