Have you ever considered converting to another religion?

When I was about 16 I decided that religion was/is supposed to be a spiritual experience that speaks to you personally. Something I wasn't getting from the religion I was raised in, Lutheran. So I went on a mission to find 'my' religion. Two and a half years later after researching Catholicism, Buddism, Paganism, Baptist (my Uncle is the President of the North American Baptist Church, so I had a lot of info on this), Wiccan, and several other religions, I made the crucial decision to not have one. I made the choice that I believe in God, but not in organized religion. In my opinion organized religion is one step away from being a cult. I came to the conclusion that many of the religions are corrupt, with violent histories of war and crusade. After looking into all of I began to really wonder what makes on more right than the other? That even churches that believe in 'one true God' can't seem to agree on what this God is like. Some teach him as vengeful, some teach him as judgemental, all say that if you have a problem, if you need something to pray for it and the answer.

I have my own beliefs. The way I describe it to my family is I believe that God may have created the world, and got us started, but at this point he's more of a silent partner. That perhaps we're his soap opera, his social experiment. With that said, I always add that it gives more evidence to life on other planets, because everyone gets bored with just one show.

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." Ghandi
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