You have a soul?
Christianity is based on the view that as long as you confess your sins and accept Christ, with a blind faith you go to heaven.
I was raised Catholic and then into a more Christian based system. I had always had trouble accepting the writings in the bible that were contradictory to themselves.
Example: God is an all loving and forgiving father, and each of us is part of him. But do not follow the path laid out you go to hell.
How does an all forgiving and loving deity send you to eternal damnation? Also if we are all part of him, sending a soul to hell is like cutting off the nose to spite the face. Or because your finger flipped someone off you need to cut it off and burn it eternally...
I hear many people preach in the AA group I attend, some say without God and Christ you will never remain sober since your sins will keep you from progressing along said path.
Bullshit! I have remained sober by finding the reason I want to remain sober, happiness, and Buddhism has shown me that suffering is by my own choice. Not that of a sin committed by two people eating an apple.