Blog Posts for "Brother David"

Video Response Continued: What Have We Done? What Must We Do?

As I continue to delve into the video, “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus,” I think there’s something we all need to be asking ourselves, whatever our religion is. What might we have done to create an atmosphere where a person, this poet, having had a real experience of the love and mercy of the Divine, has decided to walk away and claim that religion is an infection? How might we have we failed to be the community that is supposed to show God’s love to the world? These are not easy questions to ask and if...

Brother David's Video Response to the "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus" Video

I offer a continued response to the "Why I hate religion, but love Jesus" video. I always planned to respond in a more personal way at the end of what I had been writing but I probably should have done this first.Peace and GoodDavid As I’ve been looking at a number of responses to this “Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus” video, I’ve noticed that they are all very sectarian… usually saying something like “our church is the right one” which doesn’t address the need this man has. Why has this video gone viral? Why...

Why I Love Jesus Through Religion. Part 4: Religious People Whores?

I continue with my look at the “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” video.The Poet asks why religion: “tells single moms God doesn’t love them if they’ve ever had a divorce.” How do I get into this one? First off, if any person or religion tells anyone God doesn’t love him or her, they are wrong. God cares for all God’s creatures. Jesus practiced open table fellowship and his followers should as well. The issue of divorce is a sticky one. Jesus said, “Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Mark 10:9) ...

Why I Love Jesus Through Religion. Part 3: Churches and Feeding the Poor

So we continue with our look at the “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” video. The poet says: “Why does it build huge churches but fails to feed the poor?” So lets look at this question. The first part asks why religions build huge churches. I would say this. Since the dawn of time humans have been drawn to places of great beauty. The Shinto religion of Japan built and builds shrines in beautiful natural places. The earliest religions of the British Isles worshipped in sacred groves and stone rings and the Incas built Machu Pichu on a beautiful...

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