Christianity, which had a humble beginning, is the predominant religion in the world. With millions of people practicing the religion and on the other hand humanity suffering, with nobody to harbor it, we are trying to find reasons for the question -should Christianity step down from being an organized religion. But before we get to the debate it is important that we understand, what an organized religion is.
What is an organized religion?
People were in need of religion to lead an orderly life. Remember, we are not here to find out the origin of Christianity. People preferred to frame their religions with diplomacy, hardcore principles, and doctrines so that people will not stray away from discipline. Thereby the leaders of the religion pressed on principles and made it a point to follow them on a regular basis. Nobody dares to question the doctrines of the religion else you will be called a sinner for blaspheming. This is what you call an organized religion.
With no doubt, Christianity is an organized religion. There is not any trouble with Christianity being organized if people understand the true meaning of Catholic doctrines and practice it on a regular basis. But today the case is entirely different because people only know Christianity, they have forgotten Christ.
There is something called Christian dogma. Those are the doctrines that should be followed with no room for doubt. Despite being ardent Christians, should we still be dogmatic, is the real question. I am neither trying to stand against Christian faith nor breaking the doctrine. I am simply calling out the people of the religion to see their faith with a bit of pragmatism. And I will make it a bit clearer.
X is a person of strong faith. He is a believer, and he goes to church every Sunday but is corrupt. He wouldn’t dare to hurt people for his personal benefit. Y is a person who visits the church when he feels like, doesn’t mind calling him a cafeteria catholic but is ready to help the poor and serve the needy. Who would you rather be? Who do you think would enter the kingdom of God?
We need not have to think a lot because we have a clear winner. It is obviously Y who will win his ticket to the final abode. So there is no offense if you are at times a pragmatic Christian because now we know what matters the most.
Bible teaches you to be a human, not a Christian. Just like there are many other religions, Christianity is one way of learning what’s good and what’s bad. But today we are looking past the religion. It simply means the tail is wagging the dog. This is the reason why I wish the Catholic Church could take a different turn and take about humanity rather than Christianity. So Christianity could definitely step a bit down from being an organized religion.