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Kicking the Tires

By Kevin ~

I am 44. I have been at this Jesus thing since I was 12ish.

I have been all over the map theologically. Super conservative literal, turbo christian, small church, big church, tongues, no tongues, alcohol is a sin, I have a fridge full of beer, name it I have spent time there. Thirty-two years is a long time.

I am convinced we are created. In this journey I keep coming back to that one simple thing. God is real. I feel like I have been through and seen to much to think this is a steady string of coincidences and happenstance.

The rest of the stuff? * shrugs*

I think a fool would truly believe that the bible we get at the book store is line for line word for word, dot for dot the very true literal word of God. Even if you go back to historical manuscripts, I feel much of it ( if not all )is figurative. I don't know how you could even sleep at night knowing a loving God allows the creation he supposedly loves to be tortured 24/7 for all eternity. That is no God I would want to be a part of.

Its a pretty safe bet that Jesus Christ actually lived. There is enough to back that up. The messiah ? The son of God? *shrugs* I am not too sure any more.

I think the things Jesus said in the bible are some pretty wonderful things. Loving god, loving others, no matter how you spin it sounds like a pretty decent policy. That is where I am at right now. I just want to be good at loving others. Not the least of which is my wife and my kid.

I am not sure if that "qualifies" me as an ex christian, what ever that really means.