The spirit of religion is alive — not only in Christianity — but in other religions as well. This video from Aljazeera, depicts how some use the charge of “blasphemy” to hurt men and women–all in the name of protecting the honor of the God they love. This candid look into how we often fall into the religious trap of seeking to honor God by dishonoring people — who are created in God’s image and likeness and whom God trully loves…deeply — really brings Jesus’ words to life:
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world” (Jas 1:27 NRSV).
The truth is, God loves people. We, however, we’re not so crazy about them.
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