I am embarking on a new writing project and to get started I am asking for help form as many people as possible. Most of my life I have functioned in one way or another insider the walls of religious institution. I was at an event last night and listened to people mouthing the words of the Great Thanksgiving, an order of worship for celebration of communion in the church. I wondered how many people were really paying attention to what they were saying and doing, or if it was a religious activity? Over the past few years I have become increasingly less comfortable with religion, and the ways it has invaded the church. Some of you may have even heard me say religion is killing the church. Well the time has come for me to do some more study and writing on the topic. I am beginning to write with the working title of Religion Must Die. How can you help? Let me know your thoughts.
What would you say is the difference between religion and the church?
How have you been hurt, offended, or just plain turned off by religion?
Why might religion be important?
Anything you would like to share regarding the topic?
Please take a few moments, or longer if you like, to share your thoughts. You can post them as a comment here, or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.