1) Is Christianity a religion? Is that good or bad?
2) What does religion mean? What does being a Christian mean?
3) Do you know where Jefferson Bethke is quoting from?
Finally, while I get his point. I feel like there are many moments where people might tune him out: if you are Republican, if you feel you are religious and not in a bad way, if you just don't like hip-hop poetry, for example.
Here's another link to an article with some similar reflections about the trappings and "look" of catholicism under the heading of "CLERICALISM."
Dan Horan, OFM writes a blog and also writes for AMERICA magazine. He is a Franciscan and fellow graduate, like myself from Washington Theological Union.
Here is his link: http://datinggod.org/2013/11/19/respondeo-on-clericalism/
This blog is to support the weekly meetings of those involved with the RCIA.
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