I am a baptized Catholic, as is my wife. But we wanted an outdoor wedding so we had a Lutheran minister perform it. (Catholics say only in the Church, who knows). Not a practicing or devout Catholic, but I cannot picture myself any other way.
By the way Catholics are Christians. You wouldn't believe the arguments I've had with people who think wer'e not.
My faith in God and Christ was very very strong as a child. I planned on becoming a preacher for a long time, (until the age of 13 I guess.) Not really sure what caused me to stop wanting to be anymore though.
Belief in God is not the same as belief in the Bible (in my opinion). The Bible is full of "stories". Faith stories if you will. Maybe they're true, maybe not. But they give you a guide for life. For example, Noah's Ark. You shouldn't take from it that Noah got all the animals in the Ark. But that God told a man to do something and he did it without question. Because he had faith in God.
I am a man of science now more than anything. I think Evolution happened but that God made it happen.
I believe in God, Heaven, hell, ghosts, demons, etc. There is too much unexplained by science to think otherwise.
But as I said yesterday, I do not mock or question others. I will not judge you. Jesus himself said "Judge not lest ye be judged". That's good advice for anyone.
Edited by draftermatt, 15 January 2007 - 06:52 PM.
I'm older than most of you. Shut the hell up and get off my lawn.