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Do you think there is a difference between being a person of God and a person of religion?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on Mar. 24, 2013 in Religious Debate

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  • VERY much so.

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 6:02 PM on Mar. 24, 2013

  • That would completely depend on the individual's unique definitions of "God" & "religion".
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 6:04 PM on Mar. 24, 2013

  • I think a lot of people who thinks of themselves as religious, thinks of themselves as a person of God, but not all people of God think of themselves as religious

    musicmaker

    Answer by musicmaker at 6:05 PM on Mar. 24, 2013

  • Uh, sure.

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 6:06 PM on Mar. 24, 2013

  • Look at Les Miserable for example. Hugh Jackman's character is a man of God and he does good for people. Where as Russel Crowe is a man of religion and abides more by the laws of the lord rather than what's in God's plan for people. And there are people who do right by God and not by the laws of religion.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:06 PM on Mar. 24, 2013

  • That would completely depend on the individual's unique definitions of "God" & "religion".


    ^^^^This, not everyone has the same definition for either of those two words, but in general I do see them as being different.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 6:09 PM on Mar. 24, 2013

  • *Les Miserables, lol (and the book is so much better, though I am a HUGE fan of the musical)


    I think there are those who parade religiosity who miss the heart of God and His will - like the Pharisees of Jesus' time who were more concerned about purity and so forth than compassion, holding the "laws" above their fellow man. I think there are also those who are scorned by traditional religion or religious elite, like Jesus or Valjean, who are more in tune with the character and will of God in the way they reflect His love for their fellow man. So if that's what you meant, yes, I do agree that there is a difference between being religious and being Godly.

    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 6:34 PM on Mar. 24, 2013

  • Considering "God" has fuckall to do with the majority of religions on the planet, obviously there must be.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:48 PM on Mar. 24, 2013

  • Actually NotPanicking, God has nothing to do with religion. Only man has a hand in religion.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 6:52 PM on Mar. 24, 2013

  • God has nothing to do with religion

    Your Christian God has nothing to do with your Christian religion, in your anonymous opinion. Do you not understand that you do not own the word "religion" and that it applies to more than any individual Abrahamic belief system? You, like the misinformed author of that article posted earlier, seem to lack the capacity to distinguish between Christianity and what the rest of the world believes.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:57 PM on Mar. 24, 2013

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