Can reading the Bible be unhealthy?
I am wondering this because I grew up being taught that the Bible is the Word of God. There are plenty of negative things in there that I’ve truly believed…
Many of the things it says about us are not positive, and in fact, make us sound like really bad and horrible people.
I’ve felt really depressed because of content in the Bible. I felt that if I left the faith, I would be committing a horrible deed.
I have stopped considering myself a Christian, but there are still times when I feel guilty for my decision—like doing so is the absolute worst thing I could ever do… and that I am calling God a liar by walking away from it. I don’t see how this is healthy… or even fair.
Why should someone deserve Hell for simply not wanting to be Christian? Why should someone feel ashamed for copulating with someone he or she loves just because he or she is not married to that person?
What do you think?