First question to be answered.
Wishing I weren't a Christian is kind of like wishing I weren't a girl, or human, or wishing that I didn't think.
I guess what I'm saying is that I can't imagine any other thing...I can't imagine not trusting my soul to a Deity I believe cares about me.
Some would view this as naive and bland conjecture. But really, what does believing in a Deity bigger than myself cost me?
If Jesus Christ was not God, I suppose I'll know it soime day, or I won't. Say there is not a God. There is nothing after this life. I will die, and I will not know it.
What did I lose? What did garnering strength in the hope that a creator brings me cost me? Nothing.
I suppose you could say that if I weren't a Christian I could live how I please, but I know atheists who live very morally. There is something in the human psyche that 'knows' that stealing and lying and cheating is wrong. And I would say that that very innateness, on its own, points to the existence of some sort of deity, some intelligent designer.
Why are we all born with that? Chance?
I've heard people say of Christians, "They just use God as a crutch." OK, well, I suppose that's true. We use God as a crutch. I use God as a crutch. Some reasons that's not all bad:
1. If God doesn't exist, but my belief in Him makes me feel better, what have I lost?
2. If God does exist, and He was powerful enough to make every living thing out of nothing, and I use Him as a crutch, what have I lost?
Discuss, while I go to eat a cookie.