A while back, I posted some journal entries from when I was a believer and promised I'd post more. Well, I found more... and they make me cringe to read them. I was one of them; the ones we, here at T|A, get so maddeningly frustrated with. But, at the same time, I was on to something... and that was being open to materials considered forbidden and threatening to Christians. HA! It was that attitude that brought me here, despite my confidence nothing would shake my belief in God. UGH!

Read and try not to gag too much:

The Da Vinci Code

No amount of blogging is going to change anyone's opinion I suppose, but I'm here to use the small voice I've been given.

Stop freakin' out about some stupid book! It wasn't even that good. If it shakes your faith, you should be questioning what your faith was ever founded on to begin with. If you're afraid to ask questions or listen to other people's questions, you should also check your faith. I'm not afraid of my God being disproven. It's not gonna happen. And, if it did, what did I even lose? Sure, I would be losing the love of my life. But... it would've all been an illusion anyway. Thing is, that can't happen. I've already worked through my doubt and my questions and NOTHING can cause me to doubt the reality of my God and His Son... nothing will make me doubt the divinity of Christ.

If a person is TRULY SEEKING TRUTH, they will find it and some ignorant book won't throw them off the path. God is waiting to be found by those who seek Him. He's not hiding. You just have to actually want to see Him.

People are looking for an excuse to not believe in Jesus. I mean C'MON!!! It wasn't even a great literary masterpiece!! It was only GOOD. It wasn't amazing. It wasn't even profound or particularily deep. It was just some adventure-suspense-mystery FICTION... written at a Fourth-Grade level. And people latch on to THIS? They clamor to get their hands on ANYTHING that brings Jesus down to their level and invalidates who he was. Don't you see? This is merely revealing that people want a way out... ANY way, even if that way is completely absurd and unfounded.

But I will absolutely read the book and see the movie. If I hadn't, I WOULD be distressed and worried about people's faith. I wouldn't know how to combat the lie. I wouldn't even know how much of a threat it's NOT to Christianity. I would have no validity in an argument against it, because I wouldn't even know what I was arguing against... except for rumors and hearsay.

Am I concerned about endorsing something that is "anti-Christ"? No. Everything I spend my money on is supporting SOMETHING I don't agree with. I should pretty much leave planet earth if I don't want my dime spent on something offensive, because ALL our money goes towards evil. ALL of it!! So, don't worry about it.

God's in control people. Relax. He won't be brought down by this movie. He won't be brushed aside because big movie producers made some crappy movie that said He wasn't real. Don't you know He knew this movie would come out? Do you think He's surprised by it? Do you really think someone's soul is forever lost because of it? Be reasonable. Have some faith!

Go watch the movie and see how you're overreacting.

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Comment by Mecca on October 23, 2009 at 6:06pm
Wow.....this is so cool how you can look back on this! I tried not to cringe but I did haha. How did you get out after being so indoctrinated?
Comment by Cara Coleen on October 23, 2009 at 7:01pm
It is pretty crazy that I did get out, right? It was a series of events though and, obviously, I was pretty skeptical for a Christian... despite my alleged unshakable faith. Even though I thought nothing would shake my faith, it was that attitude that landed me here. I was willing to put my faith to the test, believing it would come out on top. I did have faith... I think more than they did... and I was also willing to be wrong, even if I thought I wouldn't be. It worked out!

Maybe there's hope after all! :)
Comment by Reggie on October 23, 2009 at 7:37pm
I was one of them; the ones we, here at T|A,

I define "US" and "Them" as those who know how to make the vertical line between the "T" and the "A" and those of us that have no clue how. I'm in the latter camp and I promise to wage war against you evil bastards until the end of time....or someone tells me how to do it.
Comment by Reggie on October 23, 2009 at 7:41pm
BTW way, Cara, thank you for sharing these. It makes for very compelling reading material.

I'd also like to point out that your critiques of the novel and the movie were pretty much right on, so at least you had that right! ;)
Comment by Reggie on October 23, 2009 at 7:42pm
Oh...and Featured!
Comment by John Nguyen on October 23, 2009 at 11:03pm
Shift + backslash, above the enter key.

Consider yourself initiated in the secret arts of ANSII characters.
Comment by Reggie on October 23, 2009 at 11:09pm
T|A. Death to the infidels who don't know!

And muchos gracias.
Comment by a7 on October 24, 2009 at 9:58am
ouch didnae worry ya poor wee lassie, yer here now and thats what matters. didnae fret


keep safe

george
Comment by Stefftastic on October 27, 2009 at 8:31pm
This is really awesome. It shows you had a brain even when you were religious. I could link this article to every single one of my friends, and they would all agree. The atheists would laugh, and the Christians would nod along, saying "amen" to your assertions that true faith cannot be shaken. All of this is true.
I almost want to say it's too bad you didn't stay religious: you would have added to the number of sane ones. But then again, you're never really completely sane if you believe in sky fairies.
Comment by Cara Coleen on October 27, 2009 at 11:15pm
Haha... yeah, my days were numbered as a Christian, Steff. A person can't stay religious long when they have such liberal views for a conservative. And, I hadn't noticed it before, but this quote is my fav (and I can have a fav quote of my own b/c I was a different person then! lol):

Be reasonable. Have some faith!

Oh the irony! Oh what a contradiction! lol @myself

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