updated by @rene: 09/07/18 04:47:11AM
well zealots may be like that because they want some 'meaning' or a 'place to belong' possibly because they felt alone for a while. also division is so active because group mentality (us vs them) is what helped people survive in the wild. some people are lonely, and want to fit in a 'box' others are still mentally in the wild. but what you put about the make up doesn't make sense to me i do not think that is against anything in the bible it says women should dress modestly but make up and hair isnt like stripping and also Esther clothed and adorned herself pretty thoroughly when she was queen. i am not christian but if its bothering you that much try telling them matthew 23:4 if they bug people over stuff that isn't 'sin' according to their belief. i did something like that in a church they couldnt say anything just moved on
From my experience there is loads of different humans, on loads of different levels (levels of how close they are to their true individualized divine nature), and tons of different ways to be confused in some way. Sometime people who are similarly confused come together, or are drawn to a place/ organization etc.
I am not christened, but my upbringing is basically christian, and I sang in church choirs a lot (as a boy). I cannot say that I ever observed what you describe, in the churches I attended in Germany, but I would not be surprised if they are such in Germany too. And obviously I was young and pretty naive during my church years... Is there no other congregation you could join? You might find that another congregation is totally different, more accepting etc. Maybe interview the priest before you join another one etc?
Faith is a funny thing. I guess most faithful will feel 'oneness' to a certain degree, when attending e.g. a church. Oneness is a great feeling, especially on this planet, where 'separation' can be so harsh in normal life. Now if someone tells such people, that they are only allowed to feel more 'oneness' if they believe such, and such - gays are of the devil etc., some get so scared that they might lose oneness if they do not follow those rules, that they obey them unquestioningly.... Takes a lot of love, possibly assertiveness etc - to help such people change their understandings. And sometimes we just have to be an example to them - not live by their rules, live our truth, but still be happy, and (in the long run) apparently not forsaken by the Divine....
Love and Light!!! (this website might cheer you up - http://www.godhatesshrimp.com/)
There is no need for anyone to be between you and our creator. Organized religion is all about power and control. I was raised as a Catholic and like all religions they don't like people who ask questions. I had to leave them behind.The comedian George Carlin has an excellent album called " Class Clown" that explains this very well. I started doing research at 15 and that was 50 years ago. Hell was invented at the Second Council of Constantinople in 553 AD. It didn't exist before that and is a device to keep people in line. It was decided to invent Hell so that the clergy could keep themselves in a job. The bible was invented by the Catholic Church and does not include all of the books of knowledge of some of the other disciples. I can send you links to those books if you would like to read them. The devil is a version of the nature deity Pan who used to be a good guy until "they" decided that they needed a bad guy. According to "The Urantia Book" Lucifer was a highly evolved spirit in charge of a vast number of planets who let power go to his head. He was removed from his position and replaced. The dark side of humanity is much more evil than any alleged dark spirit. I work with angels and they are very highly evolved spirits of Light and help me to help others. You can bring them into your life if you wish. There is a topic at the Library of Light called "Archangels and You" that has a lot of information on angels. This world is the darkest planet in the universe and has very dense energy. We have just recently crossed a threshold to a higher frequency due to the work of Lightworkers like yourself who have volunteered to come here to this world at this time to elevate the levels of Light, Life and Love. I am including a prayer that was given to me by the Archangel Uriel. It is called Be The Light.
Be the Light
Be the Light in all that you think.
Be theLight in all that you say.
Be the Light in all that you do.
Be the Light and shine the way.
I am also including a link to a topic from the Library of Light that you may find helpful.
I always use the following thought before I say anything that might not be of the Light. It is called THINK
If it is not any of the above perhaps it is a good thing to keep it to ourselves.
Unfortunately we cannot force people to Awaken as that is an interference in their free will. All that we can do is to live a life of goodness and teach by our examples. Do not fear and know that there is now much Light energy flowing into this world at this time. The old ways will not go away tomorrow, but they are going to fade away as the old Fear based thinkers are replaced by people such as ourselves. I see that you are an American so one thing that you can do to make this world a better place is to register to vote in the upcoming election. That in itself will do a lot to help the rest of the world. It really matters to the rest of us whom you elect asyour next president. It is hard to be here and to observe what is happening. I will include you in my daily prayers.
Throw some love into the wind.