Thursday, January 12, 2012

Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

I came across this video on Facebook (as you do) and YouTube posted by various friends. I found it tremendously interesting; in a way it expresses (at points) the Orthodox belief, i.e. that Orthodoxy is not a Religion but The Church.
The author of this poem claims under his video (on YouTube) the following:
"A poem I wrote to highlight the difference between Jesus and false religion. In the scriptures Jesus received the most opposition from the most religious people of his day. At it's core Jesus' gospel and the good news of the Cross is in pure opposition to self-righteousness/self-justification. Religion is man centered, Jesus is God-centered. This poem highlights my journey to discover this truth. Religion either ends in pride of despair. Pride because you make a list and can do it and act better than everyone, or despair because you can't do your own list of rules and feel "not good enough" for God. With Jesus though you have humble confident joy because He represents you, you don't represent yourself and His sacrifice is perfect putting us in perfect standing with God".
I welcome any comments on this very interesting matter!


  1. It is indeed a very Orthodox Christian statement of faith, presented in a very modern way.

    This video reminded me of the words of the Serbian Orthodox Bishop Athansios Yeftic, "I'd rather be with Jesus even in Hell"!

  2. Wow... inspiring quote from the Serbian Bishop!