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Food for Thought: Did Jesus Come to Abolish Religion?

The below video, titled “Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus,” has stirred controversy on Youtube by implying that Jesus is opposed to religion.  Which begs a question: did Jesus come (at least in part) to abolish religion?  If you’re brave, leave your thoughts below.  I, for one, think that Jefferson Bethke (the video’s creator and preacher-rapper) is on to something- not dissimilar, I would add, from theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s concept of “religionless Christianity.”

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  • Kristina Robb-Dover

    Thanks for this, by the way, Brian. I like that definition of religion.

  • http://www.christianfunnypictures.com Andrew

    Great video, and interesting topic. Thanks for the link.

  • Kristina Robb-Dover

    Thanks for the insight, Brian. I wasn’t aware of this. (Apologies for the late response, too, by the way: I’m a bit of a Luddite when it comes to blogging, but I’m getting there…)

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Brian

    I don’t think he did. Jefferson defines the word “religion” in a very vague way. He described it as “Man searching for God”, in reference to people like his old self who smoke weed and have sex but still go to church.

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