Why I hate religion but love Jesus

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#1 Edited by MrXboxOne (799 posts) -

What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion? What if I told you voting Republican really wasn't his mission? What if I told you Republican doesn't automatically mean Christian, and just because you call some people blind, doesn't automatically give you vision?

I mean, if religion is so great, why has it started so many wars? Why does it build huge churches but fails to feed the poor? Tell single moms God doesn't love them if they've ever had a divorce? But in the Old Testament, God actually calls religious people whores.

Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice. Tend to ridicule God's people. They did it to John the Baptist. They can't fix their problems, and so they just mask it, not realizing religion's like spraying perfume on a casket.

See, the problem with religion is it never gets to the core. It's just behavior modification like a long list of chores. Like let's dress up the outside, make it look nice and neat, but it's funny that's what they used to do to mummies while the corpse rots underneath.

Now I ain't judging. I'm just saying, quit putting on a fake look, cause there's a problem if people only know you're a Christian by your Facebook. I mean, in every other aspect of life, you know that logic's unworthy. It's like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey.

See this was me too, but no one seemed to be on to me. Acting like a church kid while addicted to pornography. See on Sunday, I'd go to church but Saturday getting faded, acted as if I was simply created just to have sex and get wasted. See I spent my whole life building this facade of neatness, but now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness.

Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean. It's not a museum for good people. It's a hospital for the broken. Which means I don't have to hide my failure. I don't have to hide my sin. Cause it doesn't depend on me. It depends on him.

See because when I was God's enemy and certainly not a fan, He looked down and said, "I want that man." Which is why Jesus hated religion, and for it he called them fools. Don't you see so much better, than just following some rules.

Now let me clarify. I love the church, I love the Bible, and yes I believe in sin. But if Jesus came to your church, would they actually let him in? See remember he was called a glutton and a drunkard by religious men. But the Son of God never supports self-righteousness, not now, not then.

Now back to the point. One thing is vital to mention, how Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrums. See one's the work of God, but one's a man-made invention. See one is the cure, but the other's the infection.

See because religion says do. Jesus says done. Religion says slave. Jesus says son. Religion puts you in bondage while Jesus sets you free. Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see.

And that's why religion and Jesus are two different clans. Religion is man searching for God. Christianity is God searching for man. Which is why salvation is freely mine. And forgiveness is my own. Not based on my merits, but Jesus' obedience alone.

Because he took the crown of thorns and the blood dripped down his face. He took what we all deserved. I guess that's why you call it grace. And while being murdered, he yelled, "Father forgive them. They know not what they do." Because when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you. And he absorbed all your sin, and he buried it in the tomb, which is why I'm kneeling at the cross saying, "Come on, there's room."

So for religion, know I hate it. In fact I literally resent it. Because when Jesus said, "It is finished," I believe he meant it.

#2 Edited by wis3boi (32007 posts) -

nope

#4 Edited by -ParaNormaN- (1000 posts) -

Should've added that a topic on religion isn't an attack on non believers nor is it a recruitment stunt. I talk to people of all kinds of religion and never experienced what a lot of people bitching online have.

@mrxboxone said:


Now I ain't judging. I'm just saying, quit putting on a fake look, cause there's a problem if people only know you're a Christian by your Facebook. I mean, in every other aspect of life, you know that logic's unworthy. It's like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey.

I disagree with this too. The bible says not to be a loud christian and even says to close the door and pray in private. So, I don't go out of my way holding a bible everytime I go out, nor do I preach where I shouldn't preach. Christianity is a relationship with Christ, not showing how holy you are to whoever you can.

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 103 helpful votes

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Check it yourself brother.

http://www.openbible.info/topics/praying_in_public

P.S. I thought this whole thing sounded familiar. It's a straight rip from this guy who blew up on youtube because of this.

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#5 Posted by Innovazero2000 (3144 posts) -

Huh most churches I have come to know are extremely supportive of local communities and aid through donations and prayer. Many priests also visit distress zones in hopes of helping.

#6 Posted by Master_Live (15832 posts) -

Amen.

#7 Edited by ExtremeBanana (159 posts) -

jesus smells

#8 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (467 posts) -

Going to church and knowing the meaning of every verse in the bible does not make one a good Christian. Performing acts of kindness for others without expecting anything in return is an individual can live their life like those of Christ.

#9 Posted by toast_burner (22615 posts) -

not this crap again

#10 Posted by ferrari2001 (17314 posts) -

@toast_burner said:

not this crap again

I was thinking the same thing. Although to be on topic; to quote Pope Emeritus Benedict, faith cannot be built on a “personal faith in private dialogue with Jesus,” since “the faith is passed on by a community of believers.” Regardless of your personal beliefs you have to acknowledge the vast importance of a community in spreading and teaching a particular faith. Without a church, a community of people with similar beliefs, there would be no Christians, or Muslims, or Jews, or any significant faith community. You could not "love Jesus" as you say because you would have no knowledge of who this religious figure was.

#11 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@mrxboxone said:

What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion?

I stopped reading right there.

#12 Posted by pariah3 (969 posts) -

Still there is no concrete and undeniable proof that a man called Jesus really existed or that Jesus is really God.

Also Jesus is dead and as far as we know people can't come back from the dead.

#13 Posted by Master_Live (15832 posts) -

@pariah3 said:

Also Jesus is dead and as far as we know people can't come back from the dead.

Blasphemous.

#14 Posted by pariah3 (969 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

Blasphemous.

See are all religions false?

"Faith is just that, faith, it cannot be shown to be true or false, we believe what suits us, and there are a great many beliefs to choose from. We can even construct our own personal belief."

Link: http://www.thekeyboard.org.uk/Are%20all%20religions%20false.htm

#15 Edited by themajormayor (24298 posts) -

Don't be such a narrowminded hillbilly. The majority of the Christians and people in general couldn't care less about republicans.

#16 Posted by InEMplease (6356 posts) -

So what crappy song was this stolen from?

#17 Posted by foxhound_fox (90820 posts) -

If Jesus came to abolish religion, he did a terrible job of it. He established the biggest organized and dogmatic religion in the history of the world.

#18 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (985 posts) -

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That has to be one of the stupidest videos I've ever seen.

"I hate fast food, but love A&W" does that make sense? nope.

I'm sure he could've done a better job without being poetic, but he didn't, so it's just ends up pretentious.

#19 Posted by Masculus (2878 posts) -

One good aspect of religion, it's dogmas and all, is that it takes interpretation of the holy texts away from the hands of fools and idiots. If one thing, we are drowning in idiotic opinions in these modern times. I'll take domination and interpretation made in bad faith over a kingdom of imbecile opinions and poorly written texts.

#20 Posted by edwise18 (1473 posts) -

Yes. Religion sucks. Most religious people tend to be some of the most shady people.

#21 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1791 posts) -

i sometimes wonder if Jesus really lived without sinning, seems impossible.

#22 Posted by playmynutz (6391 posts) -

Mystery Babylon will fall, praise Jah!

#23 Posted by -ParaNormaN- (1000 posts) -

@playmynutz said:

Mystery Babylon will fall, praise Jah!

Set your eyes to Zion, Jah Jah people ride on!

#24 Posted by Jag85 (5347 posts) -

So you don't think Jesus was a Palestinian Zealot trying to take instigate a rebellion against the Roman Empire?

#25 Posted by MrXboxOne (799 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@mrxboxone said:

What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion?

I stopped reading right there.

Maybe that's the problem?

@pariah3 said:

Still there is no concrete and undeniable proof that a man called Jesus really existed or that Jesus is really God.

Also Jesus is dead and as far as we know people can't come back from the dead.

Dawkins, Hitchens and other leading atheist ALL agree from historical records outside the bible that a man named Jesus Christ did exist, claimed to be the son of god, was beaten on the brink of death and was crucified. He was triad for sorcery and claiming to be the son of god. What is in question is not if he existed. But if he was the son of god, or a false prophets. Never that he existed.

There are witness accounts of him doing these things. Even rising from the dead. Was he who he claimed to be or not. That is what atheist want to know. not if he existed, if he was the son of god.