Religion is one of those things that everyone has an opinion on. I often hear people refer to themselves as spiritual but not religious. However, I think that religion has gotten a bad name over the years as we have watched loonies kill in the name of God. Hell, the people’s temple had folks killing themselves and their children in the name of God. There is undeniably a need for humans to belong to something…believe in something.
I don’t see the problem with religion. The argument I’ve heard against Christianity is that the bible was written to ‘control the masses’. I say this: the bible gives great guidelines and morals on how you should operate in this life. Many of these morals are followed by DECENT people, not just Christians! I think we all can agree that ‘Thou shall not Kill’ is reasonable. At this point, I don’t see how religion ‘controlling people’ is any different than how media is ‘controlling the masses right now’.
I understand why some would rather be classified as spiritual and not religious…But if you’ve paid attention to anything I’ve ever blogged about, you know where I stand. LEAVE PEOPLE ALONE. TO EACH HIS/HER OWN. I also feel like saying ‘I’m spiritual’ is trendy at this time so…*shrug*
In any event, this is a dope article by Nanice Ellis. Check it out below.
What are your thoughts on religion vs spirituality?