Author of “So You Thought You Knew” and “The Secret to Awesomeness”

A Message to All Christians - Don’t Be Afraid to Do This

October 12, 2014

My name is Joshua Tongol.

I was raised a Christian.

For years I believed whatever I was taught by pastors, preachers and teachers. I was told what to believe, how to think, and how to live.

Honestly, I constantly struggled with my faith because, on the one hand, I believed in a God who supposedly "loved" me unconditionally, but, on the other hand, I also believed in a God who was hateful, exclusive, judgmental, and violent.

God, to me, seemed somewhat schizophrenic.

I had no security in God's love whatsoever. His love and acceptance of me was based on what I believed and how "good" I was.

Thankfully, my life and views of God began to change (for the better) once I started to do what I'll be sharing in this video.

Here are some things for you to think about:

*What if everything you were taught about Christianity (and religion) is wrong?

*Learn to think for yourself and don't allow others to think for you

*Always be honest and true to yourself

*Are your religious beliefs creating a better you and helping make this world a better place?

*Do you have questions about your faith but are too afraid to ask them?

*Can you still be spiritual without having to be a Christian?