I could not have said this better myself. I have long thought that Christians have lost sight of what being a Christian means.
Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN) — Long before Focus on the Family, the 700 Club or even the Bible, there was a basic spiritual hunger: A hunger to know where we came from, a hunger to know what happens when we leave, a hunger to know if there is a God.
And somewhere along the line, that hunger was spun into religion, and soon the desire to find God became mutated by the desire to protect a particular belief system about God. Religion became monetized, politicized and militarized as the hunger to know the meaning of life slowly was replaced by rules by which we are to live our lives.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not anti-religion. In fact, I love my church. But as Sen. John Danforth said in his book “Faith and Politics,” “If Christianity is supposed to be a ministry of reconciliation, and has become instead a divisive force in American political life, something is terribly wrong, and we should correct it.”