In the 70's, there was a popular contemporary Christian song with the lyric, "I'm not religious. I just love the Lord." Something about that never set right with me. Now there is a new video out called "Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus // Spoken Word." I had the same reaction to this as that song from 35 years ago. It comforts me to know I am not the only one. Check out this post from Jay Kim's blog, Farewell to the Sea below.
I don’t know Jefferson Bethke. He seems like a bright guy. There’s no denying he’s thoughtful and talented and passionate. His video Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus has been viewed more than 3 million times on youtube in just a couple of days. The number will probably spike much higher as more and more people spread it virally. I’m sure if I met him in person and we could chat over coffee, we’d agree on more things than not. I’m glad his video is blowing up and compelling people to think.
But I’d like to humbly respond.Let me start with this: I AM RELIGIOUS. There’s a whole lot of baggage that comes with the word but I have to be honest. (READ MORE)