Christianity is the
largest monotheistic religion. Worships
Jesus Christ. Follows the teaching of the
Bible. Its concept of
reading) is unique among the monotheistic religions. Has been
still is. Has cruelly
others and is still
intolerant to many. The
Inquisition is Christianity's darkest side. The
are the eternal example for religious war. The major groups in it are the
The principles of the
Unitarian Universalists are especially appealing to me. In
fact, I subscribe to each of the seven principles without a speck of
reservation. It is easy to accept these principles because they
are common to all human beings. Once
again I come to my refrain, Do we need a religious doctrine or specific
institution to know and follow these principles?
For about a year I visited the
Unitarian Universalist congregation in Lewes, Delaware.
I remember these Sundays and the people I met with deep fondness.
Gatherings in Claudia's backyard to share favorite poetry, music, and
laughs around a bonfire are especially memorable.
"...the Christian cycle of
... nothing more than a
moral cop-out ... You sin; you are
immediately forgiven; you go out and
sin some more, armed with the
understanding that you will be
forgiven once again. ...stupid,
weak, and cheap. Why was there this
assumption that people were destined
to sin, anyhow?"
The last American
In my view, the most resentful of the Christianity's beliefs is that
the original sin. According it, we all are
stained with moral deformity from conception. There is
nothing we can do to be free of tendency to sin. The only way
out of this eternal damnation is God's grace, i.e., accept and
believe the biblical story that Jesus died for all of us... What a
convincing, subtle, yet forceful, way has the Church found to scare
people and make them religious. Well, I and
many others do not agree that God is the only path toward decent
Books/excerpts about Christianity
Excerpts will be posted in future.