Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

This video caused a lot of controversy a few weeks ago as it went 'viral'.

The author of the poem wrote this:

"A poem I wrote to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion. In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day. At it's core Jesus' gospel and the good news of the Cross is in pure opposition to self-righteousness/self-justification. Religion is man centered, Jesus is God-centered. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride or despair. Pride because you make a list and can do it and act better than everyone, or despair because you can't do your own list of rules and feel "not good enough" for God. With Jesus though you have humble confident joy because He represents you, you don't represent yourself and His sacrifice is perfect putting us in perfect standing with God the Father."

It has links to the post I made the other day:

Is it actually possible to detach Christianity and Jesus?

It does also remind me of a quote from Gandhi:

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. Mohandas Gandhi

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