Loving Jesus = Religion
So… has anybody seen this video that’s been going around, about hating religion but loving Jesus? Yeah, I thought so… he’s approaching 11M hits, so it’s hard to avoid it. I have to say, my first instinct was just to be appalled and write it off, and hope it went away. It’s not like it’s a new sentiment, and I figured it would just come and go. But over the last few days I’ve really been blessed by how many people have stepped up to respond, from all corners – Protestant, Orthodox, and Catholic – and if anything, this video has been a great catalyst for discussion and evangelism. So bravo to Jefferson Bethke for getting the ball rolling – if perhaps not the way he intended!
So here are a few of my favorite responses to the anti-religion rant.
“Why I Hate People Hating On Religion” Jimmy Akin
“Jesus v. Religion?” – Joe Heschmeyer
“Religion VS. Relationship” – Brent Stubbs
“Does Jesus Hate Religion? Should You?” – Marcel LeJeune
“Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus – The Smackdown” – Marc Barnes (938 comments at this writing!)
“Why I Love (True) Religion Because I Love Jesus” – Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwetTNAGC44] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dqnfz4y8uA] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbsadOQK_6A]
If you’ve seen a good response video or blog post, link it in the comments!
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