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Personal Narrative: My Experience In A Christian School

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I was raised a Christian. I attended a small Christian School in southwest Ohio from kindergarten all the way through my senior year of high school. As students, we were required to bring proof that we attended church each Sunday. We memorized Bible verses every week. We even had mini church services in school once a week. All of these activities contributed to our grade in our Bible classes, which was required every semester.

I can't say that my experience in a Christian School was the worst thing ever. I was safe in school. We had maybe two fights a year if were lucky. I was more than prepared for college and we had more extracurricular activities than some of the larger public schools in our area. My problem was that I never fully bought
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Christians believe these books explain the origin of the life, the universe and records God's earliest interactions with mankind. As I grew up, it became apparent that the God in the Old Testament does not showcase love. God has moments of great anger and regret. How can a perfect God who loves humanity drown every living thing in a flood because he regrets his creation? Take a second to think about what that means. If you believe this event truly happened, that means that every human on earth died horrible deaths, with the exception of Noah's family.

Pregnant women would have died in the flood. Disabled people would have died in the flood. Babies and small children would have died in the flood. The typical Christian response is that God was cleansing the world of sin, but wouldn't an all powerful and loving God be able to use a less barbaric method? Unfortunately the God of the Bible has does not mind killing the most vulnerable of humanity.

Hosea 13:16 The people of Samaria must bear their guilt because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped
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