When I was more orthodox I was right there on the front lines arguing how we were indeed Christian. Now that I'm more removed from the fight I see how I was arguing from a position of "this is our theology" and they were arguing from a position of "these are your practices." We were both right, we are and we aren't Christian... just like everyone else that makes the claim I suppose.DarkJedi wrote:There is no question we don't talk of Christ anywhere near enough and then we wonder why others don't think we're Christian.
During the beginnings of a faith crisis our pulse can race and make us think that we should be moving at a quickened pace. The advice I always see here (that's still hard to do) is to slow down. The problems with the church are the same yesterday, today, and forever. There's still good too.
When I started out with something that was perfect and later found flaws I had the tendency to want to find every flaw, to find just how far from perfection everything actually was. I lost sight of a few things. 1) I may have been rooting out all the flaws in an attempt to define what perfection meant to me. What is perfection? Is anything truly "perfect?" 2) After a while all I started to see were the flaws. I became blind to what was good. I'm still working on that, it's so much easier (and often funner) to be a critic.
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