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Religion: Will it Blend?

March 2, 2015
By LegendKeeper DIAMOND, Unadilla, New York
LegendKeeper DIAMOND, Unadilla, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"What is impossible with man is possible with God." Luke 18:27

Those of us who get the Teen Ink magazine probably have seen an article: 'An atheist at a Christian summercamp'.

While well presented, there is a statement that I cannot agree with.

Pretty much the author says that there is no religion that is absolutely correct, and the best thing to do is mix religions. I have the upmost respect for the author's emotions, but I feel I should point out some things:

1: Why does religion seem so important?

Why do you feel that even if you have no set religion you have to have it?

Because we know something's wrong with us. We are failable. We want security.

2: Why do you say that no religion is completely right?

Possibly because we don't want to be reminded that something's wrong with us. We don't want to have to do anything to feel right. We think we can solve our problems.

3: If you try to mix religions into one, you won't be able to make sense.

The Bible says that the ONLY way to eternal salvation ('being right') is Jesus Christ. Buddhism says that the way to salvation is finding inner peace. It's true, you can find peace in God, but that doesn't mean you'll never get stressed.

The Bible says that man is corrupted as a result of Adam's fall (Adam: First man (Eve: First woman) Adam's fall: Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Sin: disobeying God)). Romantisicm claims that man is corrupted by other men.

The Bible says that there is only one God. Shinto says that there are many god.

The list goes on and on.

I can't convince you of anything. That's your choice. But at least think about these points. They could change your life.

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on Mar. 10 2016 at 7:10 pm
LegendKeeper DIAMOND, Unadilla, New York
60 articles 2 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What is impossible with man is possible with God." Luke 18:27

God bless us, everyone.

on Mar. 10 2016 at 3:59 pm
Daniel.W.Evensen PLATINUM, Eagle River, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Isaiah 40:31
Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength, they will run and not be faint, walk and not be weary.

There is only one God and that is God in Three Persons. The Trinity. I could not have said that in any better words than you just did. Though people's views in God changes, God promises never to change. God Bless and keep strong in Christ.

on Mar. 5 2015 at 9:16 am
CNBono17 SILVER, Rural, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Lego ergo sum (Latin—I read, therefore, I am)
The pen is mightier than the sword—unknown
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity—1 Timothy 4:12

Fantastic work on an incredibly underrated topic. This piece is simple and to the point, and tells an honest truth simply even though the topic is a bit uncomfortable for many. You could write a book on it; I think people have, actually. And you're right in every aspect. Well done and well said! God bless!