Have you heard that ghetto-style phrase: “Don’t hate the playa…hate the game”?
I think that applies to organized religion, too.
For many years I was a Religious Playa-hater. (“Playa” being short for “Player”)
Anything “Christian” left a bad taste in my mouth.
But As I learn and grow, my perspective is changing. I am learning that Jesus, the man, is not so different from any love-filled leader. I’d probably LOVE to sit down to coffee with him (Or Muhammad, or Buddha).
It’s the massive layers of dogma that has accumulated through the years that sucks so bad. So while there are countless people who do get caught up in the game, being a fan of Christ’s teachings isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Don’t hate the playa…hate the game.