Derek Johnson Muses

Home of the Straight from the Cornfield Podcast

Hate Religion Love Jesus: Trying to Survive in the Wilderness on Cheeseburgers.

A week ago, I watched the hate religion-love Jesus video as soon as “hate religion” started trending on twitter. (Dom Cobb theorized that positive emotion took hold more readily than negative emotion, but this was an instance where he was wrong.) so I watched the hate religion video:

My major problem with it was it assumed that everyone knew what exactly religion was, and what exactly  Jesus meant. It makes Jesus for the modern audience-take out the institution of the church, and just worship Jesus on your own, just like what Micah was trying to do in Judges 18. What this gentlemen’s most inaccurate portrayal of Jesus was that he disdained the church of his day-not true. Jesus criticizes the behavior of the Pharisees, but he tells the disciples to respect him. (Matthew 23.) He also very observant of the temple law.

If we use the word “religion” as sociological term, there would be no reason to find it offensive. But because our culture looks inward to find the meaning of life, any outward turning toward a higher power is frowned upon.

LCMS pastor Jonathan Fisk made a very nuanced, informed response to hate religion-love Jesus video, reflecting on the false dichotomy:

And, while I haven’t listened to it yet, hear Pastor Fisk’s interview on Issues Etc.:

responding-to-the-i-hate-religion-video-pr-jonathan-fisk-1182012

Judge it for yourself.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

TVLine

TV News, Previews, Spoilers, Casting Scoop, Interviews

goingoutandcomingin

"The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore." Psalm 121:8

Just a Guy

with an Appetite

Sun-Ton Farms

Dairy Farming through the eyes of a former "city" girl. I am blessed to be able to work along side my husband of over 20 years and help care for our cows, calves, and beautiful farm.

StarboCho

Dragon Slaying: from the Lutheran Perspective

Final Mystery

"The final mystery is oneself" - Oscar Wilde

Biking with Coleman

Traversing North America by Bicycle

Christian in America

The blog of Matthew Tuininga

Cassie Moore

Adventures in the Mundane

An Illustrated Parsonage Life

A new pastor's wife writes about church, home, children, and life's general absurdities and mishaps.

Musings of a Circuit Riding Parson

Just another small town, small town, small town preacher

Oratio + Meditatio + Tentatio

A theologian's pressure cooker.

Brent Kuhlman's Blog

A great WordPress.com site

Peruse and Muse

One Author in Search of an Audience

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

Bonne Terre, Missouri

Tips On Travelling

Learn how to travel Further. Longer. Cheaper.

%d bloggers like this: