To put blind faith in a human being is not a good idea at best.


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   I am not a great fan of organized religion,but I am a great supporter of religion on an individual/personal level. Organized religion gives too much power to the church over the beliefs and doctrine of individuals. Each person should have their own personal relationship with Jesus and God (or the god of their personal choice). I am a firm believer in freewill and the right to choose you own spiritual path to follow. No man should have the right to force his own beliefs upon another. This is not to say I am against spreading the word of your chosen religion, just you should respect the rights of others to believe differently.

  I have seen too many times people putting faith into religious leaders who wind up leading their followers into hateful and hurtful beliefs and actions. There have been many of times that religious leaders have led their followers to mass suicide or created holy wars that caused the destruction and killing of many innocent people. To put blind faith into God is okay but to put blind faith in a human being is not a good idea at best. No man is without fault and no one man should be followed blindly. Read your scriptures and keep faith god will reveal truth to you so you may not be deceived by man or any other force out to lead you astray. Use that freewill god gave you to seek out the truth along with the right path for you to follow.

I believe freewill was a gift to us from god and he gave us the right to choose our own way to live and believe. Freewill is a great blessing but it has the cost of being wrong or making the wrong choices and having to pay the price for such. Luckily most of us live long enough to make many mistakes along the way and learn what is and isn’t the right path hopefully before our time is up.

Though I know my opinions are not always  right or popular , they are of my own choosing.

May Truth be your Guiding light
Raymond Barbier

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About Ray Barbier

I am just an average man who loves writing, thinking and trying to inspire kindness, love, understanding and Compassion in others and try to find them within myself.
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8 Responses to To put blind faith in a human being is not a good idea at best.

  1. I agree with the concept that blind faith in humans is not always a great idea.

    >>Organized religion gives too much power to the church over the beliefs and doctrine of individuals
    I am not aware that organized religion has power over our beliefs or doctrines. We are in control of what we believe. However, going to church for a Christian is a way for us to fellowship with fellow Christians. God tells us throughout the Bible that we should be there for our fellow man and women, and church is one way to support our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. That does not make the church perfects, just like we are not perfect.

    Also, what is “organized” religion? As opposed to unorganized religion? Whenever you have two people who join together to worship God, you have a organization. That is a good thing…

    >>To put blind faith into God is okay but to put blind faith in a human being is not a good idea at best

    I have to disagree with this. For a Christian at least, our faith in God is not blind. It is a faith based on knowledge of God as revealed to us in many ways, nature, the bible, his affect on our lives. It is definitely not blind.

    >>I believe freewill was a gift to us from god
    Totally agree here. It is by God’s that we are saved, through our faith and trust in Him.

    God Bless…

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    • rbarbier1967 says:

      I never said i was agains fellowship or going to church, Unfortunately I used a blanket statement that can mislead reader into believing so. I am against the idea that any clergyman or group that dictates thier interpitation is the only true interpitation of scripture. Church has great benifits for people such as fellowship and having a place to come and worship together. There are many great religious leaders that do good for mankind as well as bad. For as Knowladge of god it is more of faith that god exists and faith in his promises etc. Which I had stated is a good thing to have faith be it blind or not in God. The main focus of that actual statement was the part about having blind faith in a human being not in God. I myself am a christain and can see your point of view and respect it.

      Trust in God but tie up your horse.

      Peace
      Raymond Barbier

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  2. >>I am against the idea that any clergyman or group that dictates thier interpitation is the only true interpitation of scripture

    Within the Christian body, there is of course room for different interpretation. There are some principle tenets of Christianity we must believe however, or else we simply are not Christian. C.S. Lewis is a great author that has written a book called Mere Christianity which I believe is a very good book to read about what Christians believe – or should believe.

    What we must always understand is that when we go to church and listen to a pastor, we are moved not by the pastor, but by God using the pastor to move us. I go to a church that is very Bible centric. The pastors teach based on the actual word of God. There are 27 pastors on staff, and we hear from others beside the main pastor, and not all of them have the same interpretations of the Bible. Not all churches are like that. Being a Christian is a life long struggle, and the more we use our minds to study God’s word, the better we are at knowing whether what is being preached is truth or not.

    But it is a shame when people stray from the church simply because they hear something that may be contrary to how they interpret the bible. Pastors are not perfect. We are all sinners. That is what church is for. It is there for us to have others to share this journey with.

    God Bless…

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  3. rbarbier1967 says:

    I have known many who have left the church but remain active christians though bible study groups and small gatherings. The church is a good way to come to know god and worship him. The first christains gathered in catacombs and other places to worship. But i guess you could say four walls do not make a church nor does a pastor, it is the spirit of god and those gathered together in his name. Appreicate your comments and welcome any further comments you have.

    Raymond Barbier

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  4. Absolutely agree. The point is that God does not want us to be isolated. We are called to make disciples, and we are to show others the salvation we have achieved through God’s grace. We can do that in many ways. What I do find is that cults and groups on the “fringes” thrive on isolation. The more you share your thoughts and beliefs with others, the more advice and counsel you open yourself up to. Their is strength in numbers. I find that in participating in Bible studies and other opportunities, I am able not just to share my views, but I open my mind to other views. The bottom line is we are here to help each other through this thing called Christianity.

    God Bless…

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