The older I get the more difficult it becomes for me to relate to Christianity and its core beliefs. I am left with more questions, and ultimately more frustrations. Listed below are the biggest reasons I am struggling with calling myself a Christian.
1. I have no problem with gay marriage.
2. I do not understand why it is wrong to have sex before marriage. What if a person does not want to get married at all? Are they never allowed to partake in sexual activity? Doesn’t make sense to me. There certainly is not a law in the Bible that says you have to get married. (Unless there really is one and I am not aware of it.)
3. I do not understand why it is wrong to live with your significant other before marriage.
4. Intolerance. This is the simplest way to put it. Christians are intolerant of any other belief system other than their own.
5. Judgement. Since I have graduated and joined the working world, I have made more “secular” friends. I have found my secular friends to be more inclusive and non-judgmental of me and my beliefs.
6. Christians always seem to have an agenda when they are your friend. They are either trying to get you to come to church, bible study, or small group. If they are not asking you to come to church, they most certainly want to “know where you are spiritually”. What happened to just being my friend?
*I would like to put a disclaimer on this blog: If you are reading this and you are a Christian, please do not be offended. I am not speaking for ALL Christians. I am simply speaking from my own experience.