"Many people think Christianity is like climbing a ladder. They believe that we rise to God if we do the right things the right way. Their thinking can go like this: "Out of my goodness, I will seek to get God and other people to give me what I want in my inner emptiness; that is, a feeling of approval or worth." That is the problem "
"Christianity is, like Judaism and Islam, a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion. The first followers of Jesus the Christ (a man who Christians believe to be God incarnated) were Jews. Most Gentiles (non-Jews) were only taught about Jesus after his death and resurrection and his ascension into Heaven. There were a few ..."
" Christianity is like an invitation to a party. Speaking on the Gospel of the day, Pope Francis explained that being a Christian is like an invitation to a feast. It's an invitation open to everyone, not just "good people.â? But he added that everyone must interact at this feast. POPE FRANCIS."
"Some believe that Christianity is like the family business–– passed down from one generation to another. That is not true. Each person must make that decision individually. Unfortunately, parents cannot make that decision for their children. I wish they could, but they can't. Salvation by heredity doesn't work."
"And so I say that Christianity is a baseball-like practice whose ontology is practice-relative. It is a human practice, and that means a social, a political practice. It is based on rules (law), but those rules create a space of actions and activities and words and meanings and, almost instantly, the second-order discussion of how this should all work called theology."
"Atheists also point out how Christianity is like a confidence trick. The Church says, "Do as we say, and in return, after you die, we will promise you eternal life". When you have died, and have become eternally unconscious, and found out that there is no such thing as eternal life, it is too late to do anything about it. So, in other ..."
" Christianity is like coal. It offers lots of spiritual heat and moral warmth. But it has to be handled with care with good ventilation. Why? What does coal produce? Carbon Monoxide or CO which is odorless and lethal. So, the Church needs good ventilation system. Yes, the Church teaches us to love mankind ..."
"Displacing one faith with another, while keeping the pagan architecture intact, may serve as an analogy for the Christian appropriation of pagan piety. Seen this way, Christianity is like a spirit filling and animating a Hellenic cultural framework. This is a common way to describe what took place. But, while helpful, the analogy is unsuitable in some respects. For example, it insinuates the Christian religion is limited by the Hellenism in which it found its early expression."
Christianity is like pre-school, Mormonism is like high school," said a Mormon in a video I watched before our meeting. It's the same thing, but there's just more advanced material. Ignoring my request, they proceeded with the script. I asked the Floridian, "What was wrong with Christianity that made you ...
"Christianity is like a big, chunky sweater. It may feel cozy, it may keep you warm, but just let one stitch be dropped and the whole thing unravels before your very eyes. Evolution is that stitch. Evolution destroys the loving creator on which the whole of Christianity depends."
A 10 year old little girl was asked by another classmate, "what is it like to be a Christian?" The girl replied, "it's like being a pumping God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washed all the dirt off you. Then he cuts open the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. and then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."
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