Several questions on my faith?
First of all, i have NO problems with christianity, i just am a bit confused, this is not something i want you to respond to just want to make it clear im not attacking you guys, and i am not an atheist. i don't believe in evolution. and i am open minded to bible verses.
1. Weed/ marijuana/ pot/ cannabis.
Now i know coke, crack, acid, lsd and what not are bad and a sin because they melt your brain and can kill you, but weed can not, as much as you smoke of it, it will not kill you. The bible says that all herbs should be used to the fullest and weed is in fact an herb according to wikipedia and every where else i looked, the bible also says (or at least i heard it said) no herb should ever be outlawed, if this is true then it is a sin to forbid it, therefore making this an exception to the rule of obeying the government. so i ask you, with all that being said, do you think jesus/God, thinks ill of weed or supports it.
2. The christian faith in itself.
The christian faith is one of the most peaceful and loving religions around, but is this all caused by fear? think about it, if there was no hell then why would you be christian, there would be no point. for instance, if someone offered you a million dollars in this economy, you'd be appreciative, and thank the man, now if someone offered you a million dollars in an economy where everything was free there would be no point in such gift because it would not be needed, so if we need forgiveness to get eternal life then we are very appreciative, but if there was no hell and we got in heaven anyways, then what would be the point in worshiping someone who gave you something you already had? so basically its fear of hell that keeps our religion going, so it is entirely a fear based religion. that being said what separates this religion from say a youtube chain letter? (know those ones were they say that if you don't re post it you will be killed, well instead of re posting all you have to do is reply, and to get good luck you have to re post it) if you think about it the bible is pretty much a very long youtube chain letter, that goes into detail and is more believable (yes i know it has Altho more information and what not but you see what im saying.) and also there is no proof, its entirely faith based, so i am wondering what your opinions on my opinions are. so please tell me
more to come soon
*if you know a better site for this let me know and just btw, i am thirteen so take that into consideration when you criticize my religious opinions
2) I'm not a Christian because I don't want to go to hell. I'm a Christian because I want to be like Jesus. BONUS!! I don't have to go to hell.
response to this,
1. yes weed can give cancer, if taken to much and too often, but, water also can cause brain cancer but thats obviously not a sin.
2. no, you dont really want to be like jesus, he did jail time, he was ridiculed, he wasnt just a nice guy he was a servant to everyone, is that really what you wanna do?
try flowering herb. or atleast thats what wiki says
please, lay down your life? you die and go some where better if all is true, if there was no heaven and no hell then you wouldnt follow him, simple as that, dont tell me im arrogent, when you become a christian you are "saved" and there would be nothing to be saved from, therefore meaning that there would almost be no christianity with no hell meaning it is a major componet in what makes up this faith, am i wrong?