@pe7erpark3r Specific to Christianity, I think my biggest misgiving can be summed up in the parable of the Prodigal Son. The younger son gets his inheritance early and spaffs it away on hedonism. The older son has to continue toiling the fields. Now, I get the overall message. Forgive the younger son for being a d1ck and forgive the older son for his bitterness because they both get swallowed up in the greater meaning of God.
But at the same time ...it seems like very, very basic common sense to treat people's human sensibilities with respect. Imagine if the older son represented, say, the entirety of the working class of England (what's left of it). Imagine them flinging their hands in the air and saying, "Right, Dad, you're getting no more work from us".
Society would collapse in a malaise of hedonism and conceit (and if we carry on at this rate, it will really happen)
I mean, under those circumstances, Christianity would still be an incredibly important thing, perhaps still the most important thing in the world, but at the same time, I personally have got nothing to relate to. Which is not a criticism of Chritianity at all, it's just my personal thinking.
@pe7erpark3r haha this is funny. Hmm we are still the masters of our fate and the captain of our souls. Our future will depend on what we did or what are the decisions we had from the past.. I believe our yesterday mold us to be ready and wise for tomorrow. We have the free will to be morally right or wrong , free will to believe or not, etc. From the moment we have survived the race when we're still spermatozoa til now that we decided not to end life, we are practicing our free will.
Today I had an idea I thought I should post here. I think it is really important that we learn to communicate who we really are, or maybe who we are and how we feel and see things in this very moment instead of just trying to please others. Because beeing honest is the only way in which others can like us – because otherwise they'll just like some persona we created and we'll continue to be alone.
Of equal importance is to learn to give others the opportunity to communicate their real self to us. This means that we learn to really listen – which is more than just hearing what the otherone says of course. Seems just as hard to me as the first thing though.
PS: questions like yours create such opportunities, keep up the good ideas!