Posted by cydrych on 6/27/2012 7:31:00 PM (view original):
The Catholics say theirs is the right way. The Methodists think they are doing it right. The Presbyterians, well I don't know what they believe but you can bet they are passionate about it. It doesn't matter. The Baptists say you're all going to hell if you aren't doing it their way. It goes on and on. With so many fractures within a single religion, can they all be right? And what about all the other religions? Is your omnipotent deity really so cold and callous that he's only going to consider your specific minority (of the world's population) and ignore the rest? And if he is, does he really deserve praise and adoration?
It doesn't matter whether you worship God, Allah, Jehovah, a Spaghetti Monster, or no one at all, religious tolerance is the way of things now. Live your life right, treat other people right, and try to make a positive difference in the world around you. Nothing else matters. The rest is just details.
You didn't mention the Lutherans there. :P. But seriously, what it comes down to is faith that Jesus Christ is the savior. Some of those differences are huge, and, yes, there are a lot of fractures, but that is a result of sin's entrance into the world. In a perfect world, none of these splits would occur, but the world isn't perfect, and as such, these splits are going to occur, but as long as one believes fully that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior, they will be saved. Also, I am a Christian (if you couldn't already tell.)