I have been wandering these forums for a few weeks now, and the more I learn about INFJ and the other personality types, the more 'clicks' I experience. By 'clicks' I mean these little things that have always bothered or puzzled me about myself and others, that now click into place thanks to everything I have learned here.
This morning I had another click and I would like to share it here, to see if there are others who had or have the same experience.
I grew up in a Christian environment. My parents are Protestants, but rather open minded, with Catholic sympathies (which is rather unusual). Lately I have been experiencing a lot of trouble going to church on Sundays. I also have lots of difficulties going to bible studies and other Christian/religious activities.
This morning I was starting to see a connection with being INFJ.
Perhaps I should provide some examples:
I go to church and listen to sermons. But often, I will disagree with the pastor, or I will question whatever he has to say. I have this almost uncontrollable urge to get up an walk away, saying: "All this is not about the God I know, so this is not for me."
Protestants have always put the Bible in the center of their religious activities. Lately, I find that I am questioning this practice. To me it is almost as if many Christians I know worship the Bible as a seperate entity. As if there's the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and the Bible. Now I do believe that God reveals His will and his love in the Bible, but I also think there are other ways to know God. (By no means do I mean to discard the Bible as the word of God).
I haven't been able to talk to this with any of the Christians I know, even the most open minded ones. Questioning the way Christians treat the Bible is obviously a minefield. Discussion partners will reject my thoughts beforehand.
This morning I had the thought that my new approach of knowing God may be a typical intuitive thing and taking only the Bible as a way knowing God a typical sensor approach.
Please tell me, INFJs, if that thought is completely ridiculous, and if so, why.
By the way, I don't mean this thread to be about whether or not God exists. I don't mind if a thread topic is changed while a thread is in progress, but personally, I will not be getting into that in this thread.