Re: Former Christian but wife still believes
The problem now is there are countless damaging things religion can so to a person. It can riddle them with guilt - especially if they are gay.
Dude, Do you not understand that Jesus died on the cross as a sacrifice for ALL SINS. If a person is GAY and has accepted Jesus as his Lord - then he is as white as SNOW!! Or another words FORGIVEN.
I'd like my kids to have the Christian view but more importantly I want them to have a skeptics view - something that if was available to me long ago I certainly wouldn't have "tricked" my wife into marriage.
Sorry buddy - but this tells the story.
I would've been an athiest and looked for an atheist partner. My kids will have a perspective that may or may not cause them to doubt biblical beliefs. This is a good thing. But I worry that my wife will see my views as a threat to the children because of eternal damnation and all that. Not something that is real, can be seen, nor tested. Something purely made up and with different meanings based again on the interpretation of the same book. This concerns me because she will be protecting the children in her mind. That could be a problem down the road. Right now it's not because I think the heaven idea and story is great for young minds - I don't want them worried about the idea of death at their age.
YUP - this is going to be a problem - I have seen it!!
Sorry Married but HAPPY, but see above - he tells it like it is - "tricked his wife" which is what I suspected.
He also really does not understand what a Christian is - totally blind to it.
Any Christian knows that one believes by Faith Only (as you cannot see God and certainly were not there to see the writing of the Gospels - or, The Old Testament for that matter.) As a matter of fact - one must have Faith to be an Atheist - as an Atheist was not there in the beginning either and certainly was not there when the History that it is said contradicts the Bible was written - All Faith I tell you.
Out of the OP's own mouth - "I was trying to pursue a stronger Faith" - I say stronger Faith than what?
Sorry, but I can read right through the OP here. He knows what he did.