Sunday, January 15, 2012

Religion vs. Jesus

Hello friends,

  This video has gone viral on YouTube and facebook! With over 11 million hits in just 6 days, people are obviously fascinated by the concept of Jesus and Religion being entirely separate entities. If you have not yet seen the video, click on the link below. The video is entitled, "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus."

   What is your take? Leave a comment if you feel strongly one way or the other. I personally believe this student has some good points and really makes us think about the way we live out our faith. Do you think religion is "behavior modification"? or that your faith is defined only on your facebook page? Church should  "not [be] a museum for good people, it's a hospital for the broken." I think if we all looked at our faith in the wholly ensconsing perspective this student has, we would all get closer to God. The line where he says, 'if Jesus came to your church would you let him in?' is thought-provoking. Think about this. Would you? I mean, would you believe it was him, drop what you're doing and follow him, like the disciples? In a generation in which we are programmed to think logically, would you truly believe in what he said?

   This is surely something to think about even if you disagree with parts of the video. Are you living out your faith to "give you vision"? Or are you blind to the real reason we follow Jesus..? Let me know what you're thinking.

Food for thought!