Reposted from www.skepticmoney.com
The idiotic Youtube video “Why I hate Religion, but Love Jesus” emphasizes the horrors of church and the wonders of Jesus. He aint’t judging but he’s saying that logic isn’t worthy and the core is Jesus; now that he knows Jesus he knows grace will save him. It has 16 million hits.
I will not post a picture of this horrid piece that tries to separate personal faith from the cosmic salesmen that promote faith but here is the link. This is as stupid as a car salesman that says it is not about the sales pitch it’s about the car. Of course it is the sales pitch or there wouldn’t be a car in the first place to sell and his is just another cosmic sales pitch for the same damned car.
He has just figured out a clever single church of himself. He is a lone witness to his faith rather than a community of people establishing a church to their faith. His solipsistic witnessing is no different than a dog howling to the wind because his owner won’t let him in, and he didn’t want in anyway.
Back to his point that Jesus and religion are on opposite ends; one is the cure and the other is infection. This symptomatic belief that churches are evil belies the fact that without churches there would not have been a Jesus. They are the same and in communion. Jesus and his apostles founded the Christian church he hates.
I don’t like church or religion but I am not going to diss all of the honest and sincere people who go to church because they believe in Christ as if it would be better if they abandoned their community and howled to the wind alone, outside. Shut up, join your community, and clean up your neighborhood.
The only reason he can get away with this is we are in a period where people are changing churches like grocery stores and picking churches based on personality rather than community. His church of one is a fool’s paradise.
Jim Newman, bright and well