re-li-gion \ri-´li-jən\ (noun)
A return to bondage. The word religion is traced to the
Latin -re- meaning “again” and -ligare- meaning “to bind.”
Religion is a thief that’s delighted to clean us out.
Religion plots to rob us of our spiritual possessions and
our sense of security. Oh, and religion is happy to drop by
our doorstep later to offer it all back.
At a price.
So how can we keep our confident rest in Jesus from
being stolen and held for ransom? By abandoning
any form of religion.
Is it safe to just abandon religion? As we’ll
see, it’s not only safe; it’s God’s passionate
desire for us. But if we’re to escape the
clutches of religion, we need to see religion
for what it truly is.
The above is an exert from a new book by Andrew Farley..
What do you think about his views?
Answer by ImaginationMama at 4:24 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
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Answer by popzaroo at 9:32 PM on Jul. 9, 2011
"Religion, as a whole, has been infiltrated with human greed and power."
No, that's false. Before making a statement like that, you should study the thousands of religions out there. How do you know that ALL religions are infiltrated with greed & power? Sure, some are. But not all. I find it funny that people are so quick to lump all religions together as if they are all the same.
Visit Vatican city in Rome and view the billions of dollars worth of treasures and art works owned by them. Tour Jim and Tammy Faye Baker's mansion, with the heated doghouse and limo-filled garage. It doesn't say "all religion". It says religion AS A WHOLE. Which is very true.
Answer by witchqueen at 10:04 AM on Jul. 11, 2011