I have a religion. I think.
My religion taught me how to humble myself down, and to extend help whenever I see someone in need. My religion taught me to live in a community where you can smell love miles away.
I met 20% of Christians at work place, given the secular society I currently live in, this percentage is considerably high. I found hope and I praised God for all His people he placed. I dreamt of expanding God’s kingdom. The word Camaraderie flashed through my mind.
Now, 99% of my closest friends are non-Christians. And who says I cant talk to them on a deeper level? Our topic ranged from studies, friends, relationship, God and even martyrdom. Yes, we did talk about dying for our religion.
Imagine if I were to date a non-believer. Chances are, most Christians think I will be condemned to hell. People said I stray. Non-believers think this is a breakthrough from our conservatism. Reality is, for every righteous Christian we find, we can find another unscrupulous one who does unimaginable thing. Look at the priest molesters. But of course, for every atheist/agnostic pervert we find, we can also find another Good Samaritan who upholds their moral values even without a religion.
‘If we are not creating impact outside the 4 walls of church, then we are missing the point’. So true. So applicable to people I can immediately relate to. We spent too much time in the church and living in our own community, believing that it’s US against the world. Wake up, folks. While 9 out of 10 Christians build a relationship with the agenda of evangelism, it’s the 1 person who maintains the relationship which draws someone to God. 9 people walk out the moment you say ‘No, I don’t believe in your Jesus’. If we claim that God is Mighty, Powerful and Loving, why aren’t God’s people like Him?
Mahatma Ghandi spent years in Britain studying around the Christians, and it was precisely because of the Christians he met did he summarised his position in this - ’ I cannot concede to Christ a solitary throne.’
Just so you are wondering, I am a Christian too.