Forgive me if someone has already posted this link on TSR, but I wanted to know what you think about this. Do you have an opinion? Do you think this man is right, or is he blatantly wrong? Do you think this is just American Christian propaganda, or is he on to something?
Let's hear some opinions here people Please keep things friendly.
I think he's right. Many people get too involved in the rituals and practices involved in Christianity and Jesus becomes secondary.
I think that following Jesus' teaching and trying to build a personal relationship with him is a much more important priority than bothering yourself with the practices of a religion. This is why to me, Christianity isn't even a religion. To be a Christian is to be saved from sin through Jesus' death + resurrection. Everything else is secondary.
On a personal note, this is my major gripe with the catholic church. It focuses far too much time on all the rituals of attending church and far far far too little time on the actual sermon/teaching about Jesus.
This threads been done about a billion times before.
But yeah, my tldr complaint with it is that it's trying to disqualify Christianity as a religion without ever coming close to the definition of religion. Ironically most of the distinctions he makes are based on presupposing the bible's validity, which is in of itself a religious position. It's akin to saying your cat isn't a cat because you've named it Fido. Feel free to say why christianity is not like other religions, but saying it's not a religion itself is stupid.