After all, how can one know how to live life properly without knowing first if there is an afterlife, or a purpose to fulfill in life etc. Or if we should #YOLO (hedonism).
Totally blank slated.
As a result I just absorbed what I was taught in school which quickly lead me to atheism.
Buddhism literally led me nowwhere. It’s based on the concept that everything is ultimately nothing.
Yes there are several other world views and religions that I was prepared to consider before I considered Christianity.
(I get kinda obsessed when considering a new idea.)
Then it clicked. I’ll talk about this part in detail another time.
I chatted with Christians of various denominations. Did online research etc.
I even tweeted some of my questions!
I don’t believe everything is written in the Bible. I believe the Bible is one part of Christian teachings.
You’ve got the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church (not welcoming to Westeners is what I heard).
The progressive Novus Ordo (New Order) arm of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Traditional Roman Catholics.
And I’m very happy with it although naturally I do still have many questions.
Since accepting the possibility of a God of the Abrahamic kind the rest has been a 6 month ongoing process.
I have a skeptical and questioning mind.
However they have not thus far been sufficient to take me back to agnosticism or atheism.
Christianity explains a lot.