Are You Religious?
I’ve never liked the word “religious.” To me, “religion” smacks of institutions, rules and self-righteousness. So I don’t want to be “religious.” I just want to be Christian.
But there’s a sense in which being “religious” is very positive. It refers to the practical living out of faith. Living “religiously” is the opposite of living “secularly.” Living “secularly” means not thinking about God at all.
It’s like having a person ask, “What do you think of me?” and you say, “I don’t.” What could be more offensive? But that’s how a secular person thinks of God ? not at all. God just isn’t part of his or her thinking. On the other hand, the person who lives religiously thinks about God whether working or playing, worshiping or praying. For the godly, religious Christian, God is woven into the fabric of every part of life.
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