At first this sounds like you don't think finding faith at all is a sound idea; then, it sounds like the desperation to find the faith, rather than the faith itself, is what is truly bad. Or maybe you mean both?
Both of course.
Either way, you may feel this way but that doesn't mean everyone else does- it may sound unhallow to you but how is that supposed to make other people feel? "desperation", "unhallow", etc.
That perhaps they are going too far, making a stretch, trying too hard or even, just maybe
, they might realize they're wasting precious brain cells on something that can only have a negative effect on their life. But one can only hope.
As someone who actually lived in NY and experienced 9/11, I certainly wouldn't say there was any religion behind that act (even with all the taliban blame). Islam doesn't advocate such acts and most Muslims are not violent people (no matter what the American media would like us to believe.) Nor would I call the KKK or nazism or anything where human beings repress each other in the name or religion justified. However, these people manipulate religion and religious texts to promote their own agendas. There will always be wackos out there, and people dont' need to wield religion- look at people who think killing cats is fun- they may be "satanic" (or use that as excuse). Most likely, they are just plain crazy or sociopaths.
Oh, that is hilarious. So someone who manipulates religious texts is a wacko or a sociopath? How long has it been since we last stoned an unbeliever? According to the "holy" bible: Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly, cursed he who holds back his sword from blood. (Jeremiah 48:10 NAB)
a Christian is expected to kill without hesitation. After all a Christian follows the bible am I right? But no, they've manipulated the text
as you've said to promote their own agendas
. According to what you have said, all Christians must be considered complete and utter sociopaths, correct? Not only Christians either, every religious text has been nothing but translated and dispersed throughout the world, is that not manipulation? You yourself have truly called everyone of religious preference crazy, merely because they retain faith in that which has been changed.
Now of course I'm assuming this was not your intention at all, but to give you credit, I figure you'll want to reword what you said. So please explain to me again what exactly motivated the suicide bombers of 9/11 other than hatred?
I don't know if she is looking for salvation- I don't know if she even knows.
Then isn't this a pointless topic to cover?
Moreover, I think the principle of salvation is antiquated. If there is a heaven, why wouldn't a good person who is an aetheist get in?
Simple, because only those who made the place get to decide who they let in. I of course am not speaking of God, Christ or anyone other than the people who tell you otherwise of course.
People who beat and molest kids and go to church imho are less likely to go to heaven than someone who questions.
Not true, they are a fervent believer so they deserve it, right?
To me, searching and questioning is always important- whether in the context of religion or life in general.
It's only important as long as it is necessary to acquire a greater understanding. In terms of religion, it's nothing but misunderstanding. That is a body of water you dare not tread.