I'm not one to give religion or politics much thought, since I find them to be time consuming (with little benefit) to worry about, but since my wife has started going to a Christian oriented church in the summer, I feel like she's pushing me and the kids to "convert".
If I were to label myself to a religious denomination, it would be Buddhism - but not the rituals and belief in constant chanting, but the message which the Buddha tought.
When it comes to Christianity, I do believe that a person named Jesus Christ walked the earth, but I do not believe that he was the son of god - in fact, I don't believe that any religious "god" exists - I believe more in nature and the universe directing the flow of things. I don't really care WHO created it as I don't find relevance in knowing.
Today, my wife came home after a long talk with the pastor (who bashed Buddhism) and basically said that my illness (Crohn's disease) is a spiritual illness and that we have to either remove the crosses from the house, or my Buddha statues so we aren't sending a mixed message to the kids.
Another thing is the kids... They don't believe in the "miracles of Christ", like walking on water or instantly healing the sick, but they are being coached into believing that's 100% fact and real. They are also in conflict with the science teachings we are giving the kids and have been teaching the bible as fact. This worries me considerably as it confuses the kids into believing something which science has proven otherwise.
I don't know why she's so blindly falling into this - it's totally out of character for her. She even had to stop reading bible stories because it was scaring the kids by how vengeful and cruel god could be when people disobeyed him. But she continues to push these beliefs onto the kids and takes them to church programs several times a week.
This is more of a vent than asking for advice. I just don't care about religion one way or the other, my priorities are to get healthy and move on with my life. She's been told that praying is the only way will cure myself and she gets angry at me for "not trying". She has also been told that I became sick because I hate myself (which is not true! I love myself and am grateful for everything, even being sick, as it has tought me so much about life) and in turn, hate god, so that's my punishment... I'm so put off by all this.