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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Faith Above Religion, Not Religion Above Faith

The conflict between faith and religion has permeated all humanity since someone first asked, "How did I get here?" And then the person next to them said, "Someone made us!"

Faith vs. Relgion

Faith is mystic and respectful of all humanity. Religion is legalistic and respectful of only those who agree with its particular view. History has taught us that the bullies of religion brutalize the people of faith.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jot said...

What commonly masquerades as the "church" in America is far too often not the church at all. The article is correct, as it all boils down to a matter of faith... faith that God is in control, faith that God sees the plight of humanity, and faith that God's plan is in full motion towards fruition.
Jesus did fight with 'religious' people in His day... and Jesus' people still battle with such today - in His name.

Peace, love and faith...

not1jot

"Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith."
- St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, July 31, 2005 5:11:00 PM  
Blogger loren said...

I think most of us would be surprised just how much of our 'faith' is still just religion, though slightly improved over some of our peers.

Have you ever checked out the prophecy of the end time church? That is the result of our present trends, our own gathering dawn. There is a good side and a bad side to it.

Also, let's be careful not to confuse political activism with contending for the faith. Both are needful but they are by no means identical.

Sunday, July 31, 2005 6:08:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

Great article! The only people Jesus came down on were the "religious" leaders. I would go so far as to say religion and faith in Christ are diametrically opposed.

Sunday, July 31, 2005 6:48:00 PM  
Anonymous snore stop said...

The article is correct,and good.There is a good side and a bad side to it.

Friday, December 17, 2010 12:47:00 AM  

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