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Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know if there are any Christians on these forums...
I was born Christian, but practise Buddhism. However I am interested in conversing with Christians and usually stick up for the Christian view in arguments. I am philosophically aligned with Christianity in many ways; I actually am beginning to think that theistic evolution (NOT CREATION SCIENCE) makes more sense than neo-Darwinism.
There are some things I would like to discuss with a philosophically-minded Christian. Mhy view of the faith has changed a great deal since I declined to be confirmed about 40 something years ago.
Well, as often the case, you and I are just about on the same page.
I think sometimes all these years I am actually interested in 'Jesus as Guru' rather than 'Jesus as Saviour' - and maybe I am actually beginning to find Him!
I also have real difficulties with dialog with some Christians. Not that I wish to be hostile or unfriendly to them. But often they are rather - how shall we say - insular, and often believe that truth is their's alone (about which I often feel like asking them, why then have their been so many arguments and schisms? If the nature of Jesus was evident to all, there could be no room for disagreement. But it is obviously not.)
But I have over the years found many ecumenically-oriented Christians, like the wonderful Father Bede Griffiths, Thomas Merton, the excellent John Hick, and many others. So I am starting to feel part of a cross-cultural Christian community.
Check out the Christianity Pageat Shambhala.
I can't stand Dawkins, Dennett, et al, in fact learning not to get annoyed when I think about them is part of my spiritual practise.