This comment was submitted to me by W.C. This is a neighbor’s response to W.C.’s repeated invitations to visit his church. As you will read, people aren’t always gracious.
I find it rather insulting that for years now you have questioned and doubted my faith in God simply because of your inability to talk me into going to your church. I have really restrained myself from telling you to back off, but you just don’t get it. I have a deep spiritual relation ship with the almighty, I do not have one, however with organized religion such as you subscribe to. I am a student of history and as such I am well aware of organized religion and the wars and death that has occurred over the centuries all in the name of God, Jesus, Allah and whatever. Countless millions slaughtered in holy wars, the numbers are quite staggering. I worship God in my own way, without a support group of fellow parishioners, not that I think there is anything wrong with that. Some people need it to keep themselves in line. I am one of those people.So I guess what I am trying to say is that I do not wish to ever attend your church, and please stop asking. I understand the fact that you are a salesman. This is one sale that you will never make.
Here is W.C.’s response. Do you think it was appropiate?
I am sorry if I hurt you man! I didn’t think you were that sensitive. I won’t bring this up any more from here on. I am just going to finish it by saying to you with respect and love that the answer is typical of people that have been jaded by putting their trust in “Organized religion.” I hear you man; You’re not alone.
However you may be misunderstanding me. I do not put my faith in organized religions or any churches… I put my faith in JESUS… HE is the only One that will not rip me off. He is my Salvation. It is a personal relationship, not a religion.
I don’t meant to preach to you and it’s because I care that I share the good news. But the “Good News” is not good news if you don’t hear the bad news first…. right?