I had a lengthy reply rebuttal to this, having written pieces of it every day since I last comment on this, but...I realized somethings. Thanks can be given to the woman I love.
I used to think that finding answers to life is what mattered. Life had to explained and analyzed and what not. Faith, Science, they're birds of the same feathers, but of different means. They're both about finding answers; They both have their faults and praises, both have their holes and negative aspects. They both seem to have a burning passion (in some cases obsession)in answering everything.
Why? That's what I ask both you KFC, and you Zoo. Why look for the answers? Why do you have to have answers to everything?
Me, I'm going to live life. My physical health is precarious, what happened with my one lung can happen with my other remaining lung. I'm going to enjoy second time I have on earth and not bother with the chaos that is religion, nor the chaos that is science. I've come to realize that one can be just as blind as the other.
You can quote your scripture all you want. You can pray for my soul, that's fine. You can even approach me at a buss stop and hand me reading material (JW's do that here), but I'm going to just shrug my shoulders and say, "No thanks, but I know you mean well." My faith, my belief that there is something greater lies not in scripture, or in science, but in other things.
My something greater, cant be explained, because honestly, it just is. I have faith in hope, love, kindness acts of compassion that normal everyday people do, etc...
My way of sharing that, is being a good man, being kind,honest, integrity driven, hard working, caring, etc.. I'm not going to go and start preaching my way, nor condemn others, because they have their way, their beliefs.
I'm happy with my 'faith.' Call it whatever you wish. Andre Gid had it right in a sense, "Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it."
Some what of a tangent on a tangent; For that point, It doesn't matter how our nation is. Conservative or Liberal? Democrat versus Republican? Give me a break. Life is to be lived, to enjoy and to make the most of what precious little time we have, not argue over a silly and futile point.
Sometimes you cannot change even an inch of a person, nor persons. They're so dipped in one thing or another that they're that way, permanently. It's like the saying, you can't change a zebras stripes. Some just won't change their views, or selves. I've finally accepted that.
what is a "semi-Christian?
I recant that statement. I realize I'm not, as I though, a christian. You are right, I'm not. I'm not really any particular faith. I believe that the supreme being is everything, the plants, the water, the air, the animals, and yes...he is Allah, Yahweh, Buddah, etc..
It is everything and everything is it. That makes sense the most. It's my peace.