Well it just is another example of how religion for most religious people, is like a new pair of sneaks or something. They put them on when they’re in fashion, or they put them on to impress and to feel more trendy than others, or they put them on when they feel worried that they might step on something and hurt themselves. They might be worried people would judge them if they went bare foot.
But, when they wish, they take them off. There’s nothing really wrong with that, although I, personally, find it to be a character flaw that I do not wish to possess. It’s a bit weak and fickle. It is fine to change what you believe in, but have well reasoned ground for doing so. You should always question what is right/wrong (IF you have evidence to argue with) and what you believe in/disbelieve in. I have no problem with someone breaking the rules/doctrine, but if they condemn people who do the same, there is something seriously wrong. One of the problems with Christianity is that it preaches that humans are born with sin, and need to redeem themselves. The problem with Christians, is that they believe that they need to constantly apologise and redeem themselves (for mostly trivial things), yet believe that the people who feel they don’t need to apologise are some how morally inferior to them.
People who have dark pasts and find god
I mean, great! Maybe a belief in a supernatural entity has helped you to quit a debilitating addiction, get through a loved one’s passing, get through a war. Great. Seriously, at the crux of it, whatever makes you happy, do it, as long as it doesn’t affect other’s negatively. And although you might believe that preaching a religion isn’t a bad thing to do, in most cases it is inappropriate and unneeded.
A lot of the time, people with “dark pasts who find god” are people who did things that believe are not “dark” or immoral. “I used to be attracted to people of the same sex”, “I used to have sex out of wedlock”, “I used to not go to church”, “I used to smoke marijuana”. I don’t think any of those things are in anyway abnormal or wrong. I don’t think they are dark. RELIGION, and religion’s influence on society, has made people think that these things are wrong and need to be righted.
The easy way out of “wrong” and true wrong, is religion. “Forgive me god for I have sinned”-done.
It does really fucking annoy me when normal people who have now turned into crossnecks are like “I used to be like you!”, fuck you. I would rather die than devote my life to falsities, THEN have the audacity to take pity on someone because they didn’t believe in the same dogma as me.
Anyway, I hope this kinda answered that.