There is no statement that annoys me as much as when Christians claim that religion is a bad thing, but Christianity isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship. Here’s wingnut pastor and failed VA gubernatorial candidate E.W. Jackson with his version:
Jackson was discussing reports about a Muslim convert who moved to Minneapolis recently and has taken it upon himself to try to impose Sharia law on the residents, much to the dismay of local Muslims and Islamic religious leaders.
Jackson said that the young man behind this effort is probably mentally ill and should be committed because he could “erupt into an Islamic jihadist at any moment” since religion is so dangerous.
“Religion is one of the most dangerous things in the world,” Jackson warned. “Religion is. Now some people say, ‘Exactly, that’s why Christianity is so dangerous.’ Christianity is not a religion, folks. Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is a relationship of God’s people, with Him as father, Jesus as Lord, it is a living relationship. We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and we live and breathe and have our being in Him. It’s not religion, it’s reality.”
Pure, unadulterated sophistry, so obvious that I won’t even bother to explain why. If you don’t get it without me having to explain it, you’re in the wrong place.