wow, a little bit surprised by the harsh reactions by many on here. This is a public board where people are allowed to say whatever comes to their minds, no one is forcing anyone to read or respond to a thread if you dont want to.
I believe in Christ as my saviour, but try to have my actions speak for myself and not my words. If anyone ever approached me, sure I would share my thoughts and beliefs, but I wouldnt and havent ever solicited anyone. I have good friends who are BIG time Christians, athiests, and various other religions and I dont judge them for what they do or do not believe, to each their own.
I enjoy a good drink or 3 or 10
as much as anyone and at times too much, I have fun, and occasionaly raise hell on the town and on the seas, but I think that it is the basic principals of any religion of treating people fairly and kindly that many sailors have anyway that is what mattes most.
I just got finished reading "Dove" and above any religion or specific "god" I share his ending thoughts of a higher being and that the natural beauty of this world is amazing that hopefully as cruisers we can enjoy its beauty and different cultures and people that live in it to the fullest.