Originally Posted by The S#cial Sector
When you think about it, Christianity is a sin itself. Jesus Christ sought to end religion, and his biggest message was to be yourself. Christianity means to be Christ-like, which would make you far from being yourself if you're spending everyday to be like Christ. The way I see it, everyone has their own beliefs in life and we're not going to change that. No amount of mass murders, religious intolerance, or anything is going to change that. It's not our place to tell people who they should worship (if anyone at all), who they should love, what they should where, or what they do to their own body as long as it's not causing self harm. I don't see how people can't grasp that concept. But like I said, let them be them.
Technically, Christianity isn't about religion, it's about having a relationship with God through Jesus. Being Christ-like doesn't necessarily mean to not be yourself, it's to strive to be as sinless as Jesus. That in and of itself is unattainable, but the key word is strive. It's also not about telling people who to worship. A lot of so called Christians get this mixed up. You don't take your faith and shove it down peoples' throats, you tell them the gospel and the rest is up to them. Our job as Christians is to spread the gospel, not beat people into believing as we do. Me personally, if you ask me, I'll tell you what I believe and why but if you don't, then I won't. Live and let live I always say. What people do is up to them. God gave us free will for a reason. We have the choice to follow Christ or not.