sun tzu wrote:Minor quibble: Sabbath - the biblical day of rest - is in fact on Saturday. To be more precise, it starts on Friday at sunset and ends on Saturday at sunset (Judaism 101. How Sunday became the "day of rest" of many Christian churches is beyond me.)
::nod nod:: Exactly. Things get changed around with time. I wouldn't be surprised if, somewhere in history, everyone collectivly forgot what day it was, so that Monday is actually Tuesday, and so on.
I wasn't very into religion when I got the job and agreed to the Sunday thing, so I do feel some obligation there. However, I know if working those few hours prevents me from going to church or in some other way hampers my ability to have a relationship with God, I should just tell my boss to make me work an extra Saturday a month, instead of that Sunday.
I like the general idea everyone has of "don't be a jerk." I think this is very true. One of my friends was talking about a debate she had with a girl who believed that, once you accept Jesus, you can do whatever you want, and always be forgiven, incuding mass murder. What I believe is that yes, we will make mistakes. The important point is to try and avoid them, to rectify what you can, and to try to make the world better.
A good example another friend gave was of a brother and sister. The sister says something mean and upsets her brother. Later she feels bad and asks God for forgiveness. Okay, a good start, but her brother still feels bad. She needs to help him, too.
I've been trying to decide what kind of Christian I'll be. I don't want to go out into the streets and shout at the tops of my lungs about how everyone is doing things wrong. I think people need to come to God in their own way. My parents allowed my sister and I to find our own faith. As a result, I wasn't just raised to be Christian. I chose to be. I want to be the kind of Christian my friends have been to me: I'm there to talk to you, I'm there to help you, and if you ever are thinking that maybe you need a little more faith in your life, I'll be there to help you along.
I'm unsure about how to handle that with my own children. Part of my issue is that my boyfriend of two years is Jewish/Scientologist/Buh? A few days ago, I realized that part of why I haven't been able to make more progress towards finding faith is that I was worried about what he'd think, so I asked him if we could take a break from dating until I "find myself". He took it well, but I'm nervous. Can I ask you guys what you think about interfaith marriages?