"When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything." ~UMBERTO ECO, (Foucault's Pendulum)
I think that first we managed to make the word cult sound evil, and now the new movement is for people to do the same thing with the word religion. A hundred years from now, you'll probably be asking me if I think that Catholicism is a religion and the word will hold the same frightening space. Our cult is one of many where people have already started saying, we are not a religion.
Craig,You could quite possibly be right, my friend. Language tends to devolve moreso than not.As to the notion of what we believe, there are those who suggest Christianity is not a 'religion'. They usually follow up with "it's a relationship". I think that's mixing apples and oranges, however. Christianity is the term we use to describe those people who accept the teaching, and claims of Jesus. In that sense, it is a religion proper, and there's no escaping that fact. On a personal level, however, each individual Christian is in relationship with Christ. Thus Christianity is both being part of a religion, and being in relationship to Christ. It's and/both not either/or.
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