Blog Posts for "Jesus"

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...

Why I Love Jesus Through Religion. Part 2: Politics and War

So I continue my look at the “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” video. The second line of the poem is: “What if I told you voting Republican really wasn’t his mission?” Suffice to say there is no political party or candidate for the presidency that is completely in line with Jesus’ teachings. “What if I told you Republican doesn’t automatically mean Christian.” Obviously. Neither does Democrat nor Libertarian nor Green nor Socialist nor any other party. Nor does it mean their followers aren’t. “And just because you call some people blind doesn’t automatically give...

Why I Love Jesus Through Religion. Part 1: Jesus Abolished Religion?

So, I’m sure you’ve seen the video going around on YouTube by bball1989 entitled “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” I’ve seen it shared by friends on Facebook as well as responded to by many other people, both positively and negatively. I haven’t seen anything yet, though, that I would say shares all my own feelings and thoughts on the matter. Obviously the four minute video is going to take longer to look at than just one blog post can do here so I think I’ll end up breaking it down into a couple...

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