What exactly has changed that we claimed was some divine message? Surely you don't believe that everything a Christian says is inspired by the divine? Such things as the world being flat and the like were never claimed to be the word of God (at least as far as I know). The religion itself is unchanged, our beliefs and rules the same.
About gay marriage, I have yet to find a Christian or church that says its ok. Sure, they allow it because it's wrong to impose your belief on everyone else (although it's apparently ok for non-religious people to impose their anti-religion views on the religious, but not the other way around). I personally believe gay marriage is wrong, but I also believe that everyone has the right to make that choice for themselves.
On the note of the corruption of the Catholic church, I was trying to point out the difference between the "church" (human made and run organization) and the "religion" (divine inspired belief system). I was not saying that modern churches aren't corrupt, but that it's not Christianity that makes them that way. Rather, it's humans that make them that way.
|They conveniantly change the bible as it suits them - note older versions of bible containing the word hell while modern ones don't.|
Apparently they discovered that hell was never a word/term referenced in those times as was made to believe when christianity was spread.
And did that change the meaning of the Bible? No. For translating a text written thousands of years ago and in mainly 3 different languages and being hand copied for hundreds of years, they're doing a pretty damn good job. No one is intentionally changing the wording of the Bible to alter its meaning. Yes, there are people who would twist its words to fit their own goals, but they are a minority and not true Christians, just posers who use the religion as false cover. The same phenomena happens all over. Don't believe me? Go to a court and listen to lawyers argue over what a given law meant, each altering its original meaning to benefit themselves.
@everyone using quotes from the Bible: You're acting like a bunch of 5th graders who saw a dirty word in a book about the bees and the birds. Grow up.
I have a simple argument to pose to the atheists here. I think we both agree that there are 2 possible scenarios: I'm right and God is real, or you're right and He is not. So given those two, lets run through them. If you're right, we both will die and that will be all. Nothing after life. Lose lose. But if I'm right, I go to Heaven and have eternal life, whereas you go to Hell and have eternal torture. Win lose. In both scenarios, you lose, yet I win in one. Given that, what is the harm in believing? If you believe, you still have a chance, but if you don't, you're guaranteed to lose. Is your own foolish pride really worth it? Surely you find it a little bleak in your belief in nothing after death? At least I can still have hope.