I'm brand new. I'm a former Christian... I say "former" because it's only been recently that I've dropped the label. I suppose right now I am "Agnostic"... or a "Seeker" is a better word.
I love God with all my heart. That's why I was a Christian.. but I don't believe in the teachings of Jesus being Divine or the Son of God. I've stayed in Christianity a long, long time because it was a comfortable place to worship God... but I don't fit, because of my beliefs.
Now I am seeking the truth... trying to figure it all out. I know I don't fit into Judaism, because I don't believe in rejecting Jesus completely either (I think he was a great teacher, a prophet sent to us by God) nor do I really believe in God having a "chosen people"...
So therefor I've started to study Islam. And here I am.
I live in Canada... I find it confusing and scarey to think about converting to Islam in a country where it is basically either 1) unheard of or 2) discriminated against. I know that's not a reason to avoid
converting, but it makes it difficult to seek the truth outside of "accepted" religions like Christianity and Judaism.
My study/research has raised a lot of questions.. I posted a few here
. I received a kind PM from someone offering to answer questions as well but I cannot Pm you back until I have 50 posts, so please if you wish to help, visit that thread :)
I don't know if Islam is for me or not.. I know you guys believe it is the truth, but I have a lot of trouble with belief, and I always have. Faith is not hard for me, I have faith that there IS a God.
But "religion" is where it gets dicey for me. Religion is something I have trouble with.
I dunno.. but I'm just taking it one step at a time.