got religion?

8 03 2009

i know these are a couple years old, but i just stumbled across them this afternoon.  funny, but interesting takes on being religious from a series of videos about “connecting with God without being religious”.  in my life, i’ve seen more division, strife and pride produced in the name of “religion” than anything.  ick.  i have yet to see where religion of any kind produces grace, and probably never will.  i dig these and can relate to them all.  you?  holla.

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8 03 2009
Rand

These are pretty good!

8 03 2009
philologus

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
James 1:26 NIV
Anything else is corrupt and tainted. But while the whole season of the Church preaching “Religion vs. Relationship” was beneficial in bringing a focus on relationship, it was in error in stating “religion is bad” or “Christianity is not a religion”, etc. It also put the focus on us and many forgot about them… the orphans and the widows. It’s taken a lot of work to convince the church to get over their “personal relationship” with Jesus and move into the next step… the personification of Jesus in our deed and creed. There is, as stated in our text of beliefs (the Bible), a good religion… a religion that is God-ordained and God-blessed. It’s just too bad that it’s not the religion we practice in most of our western churches.
Funny videos though=)

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