I can't stand people who won't debate or defend their ideas. If you are willing to promote something you should be willing to defend it. It really is ironic because most of the people who are belligerent and get offended when you question them most often call others "snowflakes."
The Timothy quote has always bugged me, "I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet." Christians seem to use it so much. I think it was just written by men to validate their own power of women. I can't believe a just God would put on sex below another, especially with how much abuse prevails in that type of power dynamic.
Every time I try to go to church I feel like an impostor. I feel like I am faking it. I think that's why I have such a hard time coming back to Christianity. I feel guilty about going to a church because I feel like I have no right to be there...because of all the doubts I have.
I keep wondering what faith means to people. Is it a specific feeling ? Or is it an intellectual choice to believe somethings without absolute proof (in the scientific sense of the word)? I have been searching for faith but now I am unsure if I even know what faith is.
It frustrates me when people tell me what I meant to say. I know what I said, and I know the question I asked. If I have asked a question, it is not some trap. It is simply because I want some answers. I have never felt any presence of God or faith. I wanted to come on here to ask if there was any way beside that people believe in God., but a lot of people here seem to take that as an opportunity to condescend.