Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Where Do I Stand?

Filed under: Deep Thoughts,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Snake which is mid-morning or 10:31 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

I heard something on NPR last week that got me thinking…

The founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, Bill Bright, died. He’s also famous for his Four Spiritual Laws, which were somewhat controversial when he first came up with them.
The thing is, what I remember of the Campus Crusade for Christ was that, on my college campus, they were mainly wackos who were running around being all fruity and calling each other “brother” and “sister”. They were so off-putting as individuals that I never got as far as Bright’s actual philosophies. Now that I’ve heard them, they seem fairly reasonable. I think they over-simplify Christian theology a little, but they get the point accross. But, what thinking about that did was make me question what I really believe.
Do I really believe that Christ is the only way to salvation? I’m not so sure. I mean, I’ve known some Jews and Buddhists that I thought were more likely to get into Heaven that a lot of Christians I’ve met. And, what does all that mean for the Mormons? Or the Muslims? They both use the some of the same scriptures that Christians do.
The honest truth is, I’m not sure what I believe, entirely. I know I believe that Jesus was a great teacher who revealed many spiritual truths. But, I also believe that there are many other teachers that can reveal spiritual truths to me, as well. Still, I found myself admiring Bill Bright’s devotion to his beliefs and his desire to share them with the entire world. There’s something awe-inspiring about that kind of religious devotion.

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