I have not been a regular church-goer for many years. In fact, it is many years since I have attended a church service at all, other then weddings or funerals. But I still call myself a Christian. My rationale is that all the Christian denominations I have looked at have something about them with which I disagree, so I consider that it would be hypocritical of me to join them. I just hope that my form of worship, which involves doing good works, will be sufficient for me to scrape a pass mark when the test comes.
Another ‘problem' is that my view of God and religion in general might be somewhat unorthodox. I have never been able to understand why there is so much bitterness — hatred, even — between Christians, Jews and Muslims. I thought we were all worshipping the same God, albeit in different ways and with different beliefs in the role of Jesus, but fundamentally the same. I'll go further: I think that any religion with the core principle of loving others is a good religion, and probably has my God at its heart. In the King James version of the Bible, John 14:2: ‘In my father's house there are many mansions.' Surely, then, there will be room enough for Christian, Jew and Muslim to live alongside each other?