I have been reading a few of the discussion topics on this forum and find them rather interesting. I found the post intitled "Christians" especially interesting. I don't know about Islam or Bhuddism, or any other religion, because I was raised in a Christian home, but I do know what Christianity is all about.
It seems as though the word 'Christian' is producing a distaste among many people, and I wonder why that is. No, I don't. I know exactly why that is. We as Christians are to be Christ-like, and we have lost that, most of us. (I speak to myself). The Christian faith comes down to 2 basic principals.
1. Love God.
2. Love others.
Everything else falls underneathe these two categories. Life would be such a better place if we could understand these to principals. We try to put rules on ourselves and others, to MAKE the world see who Jesus is when all we have to do is love.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing."
For what it's worth, PerAnnum.