My religion is a little different and more spiritual than the traditional. I am a follower of Jesus Christ and a Christian, yet I don't often brag as to being a Christian because I don't like the representation most Christians give the religion. Jesus Christ is to me the symbol of everything I believe to be good in this world. He came here and asks us to love and forgive everyone, no matter who or what they are, he asks us to love and worship God (not himself-big difference between how a lot of people practice Christianity), and he told us to take care of the poor, the sick, the needy, and anyone who needs us. His message to not judge others because none of us is perfect is crystal clear. He never focused on sins and punishment except in reference to those who turn their backs on people in need and worship money. I love Jesus because he is my brother, and because he represents how we should behave and treat each other (though this rarely happens). I know that most Christians feel that to be a Christian you must believe that you must believe in Jesus Christ as your savior, who died for your sins and you must accept this to go to Heaven. I do believe Jesus died for us. That is a fact. He is my savior because he came to Earth and taught us all who we should be. I personally don't believe that you must believe in him to go to Heaven, it goes against the teachings of love and forgiveness to say simply bc you don't know that Christianity is the truth you will go to Hell. I think that leans toward hate and proves that it is not what Jesus or God would do to us. So, to sum up, Jesus Christ is my example of who I want to be. He is my brother under God, our Father. He is pure love and righteousness, and I can't wait to meet him some day.