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Date Posted: 06:47:36 10/27/04 Wed
Author: Chris
Subject: Re: Does God really hate Religion?
In reply to: Mike K. 's message, "Does God really hate Religion?" on 05:13:34 10/27/04 Wed

Mike, it all depends on how you define the word "religion." I think the statement "God Hates Religion" is correct if you understand religion in the way it is usually understood by many people, namely that religion is a way of trying to become a better person by following certain rules, or religion is a way to please God by following certain rituals. For Evangelicals, "religion" is often associated with Catholicism.

Properly understood, religion is not bad and accepted by God. But it seems even in the times of James, people did not know the proper understanding of "religion." That's why James had to tell them what religion really is.

So, the statement should better be formulated us
God hates what most people understand by "religion"

However, that would not give such a striking title. It was meant as a provocative statement that makes you think.

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  • Re: Does God really hate Religion? -- Chris, 14:40:26 10/27/04 Wed

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