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What is true Christianity?




   What is Christianity?  To me Christianity is not so much a set of 
   beliefs as it is a set of values, attitudes, sentiments, likes 
   and dislikes; true Christianity is not so much intellectual 
   acceptance of a set of beliefs, dogmas and doctrines as it is a 
   matter of the right likes and dislikes.  What do I mean?  What 
   likes and dislikes?  Well, first of all Christianity is love of 
   God, allegiance to God.  Second it is a love for those things 
   that God represents: Honesty, Justice, Fairness, Decency, 
   Concern for Others, Kindness, Goodness.  And it is a deep and 
   honest dislike and antipathy for Dishonesty, Deceit, Injustice, 
   Unfairness, Indecency, Cruelty and all Badness.  In short 
   Christianity to me is a love for God and all Goodness and a 
   dislike and aversion for all that is opposed to God --- all 
   Badness. One could say that I love Goodness because I love God 
   and that I love God because I love Goodness and I don't know 
   which comes first.  To me God and Goodness are very closely 
   tied, they are inseparable.  Goodness is what God represents, 
   what he is all about. 

   In addition to Christianity being a set of values, a set of 
   likes and dislikes, it is, I suppose, the courage to live in 
   accordance with those values, those likes and dislikes.  
   Christianity is a set of values and living in accordance with 
   those values. 


   July 1986


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