Originally Posted by KC Fish
I don't see much difference in the two. Every religion swears they have the one true God.
I grew up straight country Christian. Great GF was a preacher. Did the works. Sunday school and church every week, VBS, camp, weekly Fellowship, etc. but I was too inquisitive. "God did it" was never satisfying enough for my questions. Teachers got frustrated trying to answer my questions. The older I got, the more I questioned. Which was my undoing. I couldn't accept a lifestyle that required belief in illogical things with zero evidence. Science allowed, and actually required me to question everything about my existence. Religion discouraged that.
Sorry for your bad experience, I don't see how Christianity would/should limit you. There is a difference between going through the motions (Religion) and actually believing and doing what the Lord shows you in your heart. That being said so many are stuck doing the motions when they should have graduated and moved on into greater things.
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father ... And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
"If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson