JamesFree:That is sooo funny. Yeah, find a Church that makes you feel good and leaves out the doctrine...
At first glance this may sound either spiritually or intellectually weak or dishonest. As a real JW I would have been first in line to cast the first figurative stone at Jeff. But consider this:
We are social beings.
There are churches that are like support groups for those that believe in Christ.
They would focus on the message of peace and love and forgiveness, instead of whether
Lazarus was in Hell or whether people from Sodom could receive a resurrection. They would
preach Christian morality instead of doctrine.
As a former JW, I tend to understand how we decide to prove the doctrine or disprove the doctrine
and search for the absolute truth. I tend to agree with JamesFree. But we have to understand
why others do things differently.
I see nothing wrong with a "feel-good" church that encourages the members to seek spirituality
by any methods that THEY see best. They don't discourage research or sharing the message, they
just aren't about that.
In "Alcoholics Anonymous" there are people from all walks of life with a common problem.
In a book club, there are people with differing lifestyles that want to find a commonality.
In a social church or "feel-good" church of Christianity, they have a commonality and just want to
find like-minded people. Like-minded is okay, just not an insistence that everyone agree in unity
with the leaders.
Personally, I would never join another religion (according to my current mindset, subject to change)
but I would have no problem visiting one.