I am fortunate enough to live in a part of the world where all religions and non religions co-exist peacefully.
There might be a slight preponderance of Christianity. With its different sects.
I still do not understand the difference between the Anglican Church and a Baptist Church for example. I can understand, to a certain extent, what the Catholics and the Protestants have been fighting over for centuries with a lot of bloodshed and killings.
During the course of my day, I meet many good and interesting people. Some of them have become my friends.
Invariably, some of them give me something about Jesus Christ. Either a Bible or some other religious tract or pamphlet. I do tell them that although born to Muslim parents, education has made me loose faith in all Faiths!
Still, I have had many invitations to attend Church of one or the other denomination. Which I have done on a number of occasions, and have had some excellent dinners.
But the people that I have met there are the same that I used to meet in the Mosques of Muslims. Though their skin color and language maybe different.
I even went for a short course in Christianity to one Church over several weekends! Towards the end, we were split into groups and sat at our own tables, and were then told to discuss our spiritual feelings. Of which I had non!
But I heard people say how they had let Jesus into their lives and found peace! This is the point at which I got lost! Why is it always expressed in this way?
And Jesus died for our sins?? What does that mean actually?
Who was Jesus, in fact? And where did the Bible come from? Was it originally in Greek or Hebrew? Aren't we going back to Plato then?
And what is Faith?
Why do people believe in Aliens and UFOs like in the Church of Scientology?
Are there really fairies, and pixies, and elves?
Why do people want to convert me, when it has the exact opposite effect??
With all due respect, of course