Question by Spiral: How important is self-improvement and how does your religion (or lack of) contribute to it?
Do you view too much self-improvement and individualism as selfish or “secular”? If so what would you much rather do?
How does your religion or lack of contribute to your views on that (if at all)?
Answer by Lakely
Many “religious” think of self-improvement as secular, but on the other hand, the Gospel that Jesus was preaching was all about how we must change (Sermon on the Mount)
This whole idea of change was derailed by the Pauline gospel that “Christ died for our sins,” which Jesus never taught. More on my bio.
So self -improvement should be at the CENTER of it, and of course should be expected in a real religion. I think churches are way off on that one.
Thanks for bringing it up.
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