Is Christianity a Religion?

Feb 2013
18
Alabama
#1
No.

What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion
What if I told you voting republican really wasn’t his mission
What if I told you republican doesn’t automatically mean Christian
And just because you call some people blind
Doesn’t automatically give you vision
I mean if religion is so great, why has it started so many wars
Why does it build huge churches, but fails to feed the poor
Tells single moms God doesn’t love them if they’ve ever had a divorce
But in the old testament God actually calls religious people whores
Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice
Tend to ridicule God’s people, they did it to John The Baptist
They can’t fix their problems, and so they just mask it
Not realizing religions like spraying perfume on a casket
See the problem with religion, is it never gets to the core
It’s just behavior modification, like a long list of chores
Like lets dress up the outside make look nice and neat
But it’s funny that’s what they use to do to mummies
While the corpse rots underneath
Now I ain’t judging, I’m just saying quit putting on a fake look
Cause there’s a problem
If people only know you’re a Christian by your Facebook
I mean in every other aspect of life, you know that logic’s unworthy
It’s like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey
You see this was me too, but no one seemed to be on to me
Acting like a church kid, while addicted to pornography
See on Sunday I’d go to church, but Saturday getting faded
Acting if I was simply created just to have sex and get wasted
See I spent my whole life building this facade of neatness
But now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness
Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean
It’s not a museum for good people, it’s a hospital for the broken
Which means I don’t have to hide my failure, I don’t have to hide my sin
Because it doesn’t depend on me it depends on him
See because when I was God’s enemy and certainly not a fan
He looked down and said I want, that, man
Which is why Jesus hated religion, and for it he called them fools
Don’t you see so much better than just following some rules
Now let me clarify, I love the church, I love the Bible, and yes I believe in sin
But if Jesus came to your church would they actually let him in
See remember he was called a glutton, and a drunkard by religious men
But the Son of God never supports self righteousness not now, not then
Now back to the point, one thing is vital to mention
How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrums
See one’s the work of God, but one’s a man made invention
See one is the cure, but the other’s the infection
See because religion says do, Jesus says done
Religion says slave, Jesus says son
Religion puts you in bondage, while Jesus sets you free
Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see
And that’s why religion and Jesus are two different clans
Religion is man searching for God, Christianity is God searching for man
Which is why salvation is freely mine, and forgiveness is my own
Not based on my merits but Jesus’s obedience alone
Because he took the crown of thorns, and the blood dripped down his face
He took what we all deserved, I guess that’s why you call it grace
And while being murdered he yelled
“Father forgive them they know not what they do.”
Because when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you
And he absorbed all of your sin, and buried it in the tomb
Which is why I’m kneeling at the cross, saying come on there’s room
So for religion, no I hate it, in fact I literally resent it
Because when Jesus said it is finished, I believe he meant it


What is the definition of religion? The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.

A belief in a God.

What is the definition of Christianity? Christian quality or character.

Living like Christ. Christ-like. Christianity is the belief in Jesus Christ. Not a god. The God.
 
#2
Quote's Originally Posted by Toxic

Now I ain’t judging
Yes you are.

You see this was me too, but no one seemed to be on to me
Acting like a church kid, while addicted to pornography
This made me laugh... hard... at you

What is the definition of religion? The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.
By your own definition of religion, christians adhere to a religion since they believe in and whorship papa, jebus and casper (trinity).

Also you definition of christianity is not a definition at all.

You are free to think and believe how you like, but you should cut down on those delusions and stop lying to yourself.

Peace out
 

Salah

Forum Staff
Oct 2009
23,284
Maryland
#5
By your own definition of religion, christians adhere to a religion since they believe in and whorship papa, jebus and casper (trinity).
The tone of your post is far more offensive and judgmental than anything in the OP.

As Miss Hearts says, Christianity is, by definition, an organized religion. That doesn't mean a Christian can't utilize a more practical method of 'practicing' his faith than going through the motions of organized religion - and that, I presume, it Toxic's point.
 

Zeno

Ad Honoris
Jan 2010
13,691
♪♬ ♫♪♩
#6
As with any religion, it comes down to believing the words of a human being who claims to be divine or divinely inspired, if not others declare them divine.
 
#7
Originally posted by Salah
The tone of your post is far more offensive and judgmental than anything in the OP.
Yes, you are correct. I do apologise to all that I offended. Yes I am also being judgmental, but I never claimed I wasn't.
Again, sorry.

It is interesting that you only had a problem with this quote, I actually think my whole post was a little rude. I will do my best not to be so offensive in the future.
 

okamido

Forum Staff
Jun 2009
29,885
land of Califia
#8
Quote's Originally Posted by Toxic



Yes you are.



This made me laugh... hard... at you



By your own definition of religion, christians adhere to a religion since they believe in and whorship papa, jebus and casper (trinity).

Also you definition of christianity is not a definition at all.

You are free to think and believe how you like, but you should cut down on those delusions and stop lying to yourself.

Peace out
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Dec 2011
293
California
#10
No.

What if I told you Jesus came to abolish religion
What if I told you voting republican really wasn’t his mission
What if I told you republican doesn’t automatically mean Christian
And just because you call some people blind
Doesn’t automatically give you vision
I mean if religion is so great, why has it started so many wars
Why does it build huge churches, but fails to feed the poor
Tells single moms God doesn’t love them if they’ve ever had a divorce
But in the old testament God actually calls religious people whores
Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice
Tend to ridicule God’s people, they did it to John The Baptist
They can’t fix their problems, and so they just mask it
Not realizing religions like spraying perfume on a casket
See the problem with religion, is it never gets to the core
It’s just behavior modification, like a long list of chores
Like lets dress up the outside make look nice and neat
But it’s funny that’s what they use to do to mummies
While the corpse rots underneath
Now I ain’t judging, I’m just saying quit putting on a fake look
Cause there’s a problem
If people only know you’re a Christian by your Facebook
I mean in every other aspect of life, you know that logic’s unworthy
It’s like saying you play for the Lakers just because you bought a jersey
You see this was me too, but no one seemed to be on to me
Acting like a church kid, while addicted to pornography
See on Sunday I’d go to church, but Saturday getting faded
Acting if I was simply created just to have sex and get wasted
See I spent my whole life building this facade of neatness
But now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness
Because if grace is water, then the church should be an ocean
It’s not a museum for good people, it’s a hospital for the broken
Which means I don’t have to hide my failure, I don’t have to hide my sin
Because it doesn’t depend on me it depends on him
See because when I was God’s enemy and certainly not a fan
He looked down and said I want, that, man
Which is why Jesus hated religion, and for it he called them fools
Don’t you see so much better than just following some rules
Now let me clarify, I love the church, I love the Bible, and yes I believe in sin
But if Jesus came to your church would they actually let him in
See remember he was called a glutton, and a drunkard by religious men
But the Son of God never supports self righteousness not now, not then
Now back to the point, one thing is vital to mention
How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrums
See one’s the work of God, but one’s a man made invention
See one is the cure, but the other’s the infection
See because religion says do, Jesus says done
Religion says slave, Jesus says son
Religion puts you in bondage, while Jesus sets you free
Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see
And that’s why religion and Jesus are two different clans
Religion is man searching for God, Christianity is God searching for man
Which is why salvation is freely mine, and forgiveness is my own
Not based on my merits but Jesus’s obedience alone
Because he took the crown of thorns, and the blood dripped down his face
He took what we all deserved, I guess that’s why you call it grace
And while being murdered he yelled
“Father forgive them they know not what they do.”
Because when he was dangling on that cross, he was thinking of you
And he absorbed all of your sin, and buried it in the tomb
Which is why I’m kneeling at the cross, saying come on there’s room
So for religion, no I hate it, in fact I literally resent it
Because when Jesus said it is finished, I believe he meant it


What is the definition of religion? The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.

A belief in a God.

What is the definition of Christianity? Christian quality or character.

Living like Christ. Christ-like. Christianity is the belief in Jesus Christ. Not a god. The God.
Christianity places a very strong influence on a christian life style.

However, (IMO) you have a misconception of Christianity.

Christianity is based primarily on the belief in God. That is why people pray to God and that is why the Old Testament remains part of the Bible. God is at the core of Christianity. However, Christians believe in Jesus Christ as God's son (not God) and a savior to the human race. This is where Judaism and Christianity part.

Jesus Christ is held up as the perfect person. The Christian quality is an attempt to perfect ones's self in accordance to Jesus's example. It is in no way something that prevents people from believing in God.

As far as I am aware, most Christians share my opinion on this subject. If you are Christian, then you and I clearly have different opinions on this. Otherwise, I might suggest that you do not comprehend Christianity or the ideas its followers embellish.