Reflecting on 21 Centuries of Faith

Fr. Longenecker on Spirituality & Religion

Yes, the  Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus  video has gone viral. Fr. Longeneker on his Standing on My Head blog wrote a beautiful response to the video. Simple, short and to the point. Decided we should should share his January 17, 2012 post. Should you want more, his original post entitled, Spiritual But Not Religious? is quite fantastic as well:  Enjoy!

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What is the relationship between spirituality and religion?

  • Spirituality is subjective. The Catholic Religion is objective.
  • Spirituality is the genius. Religion is the discipline.
  • Spirituality is the heart. Religion is the mind and body.
  • Spirituality is the vine. Religion is the trellis.
  • Spirituality is the music. Religion is the notes on the page and the practice.
  • Spirituality is the drama. Religion is the script.
  • Spirituality is the cuisine. Religion is the cookbook.
  • Spirituality is making love. Religion is the marriage.
  • Spirituality is the paycheck. Religion is the work.
  • Spirituality is the free fall. Religion is the parachute.
  • Spirituality is the quest. Religion is the map.
  • Spirituality is the climb. Religion is the ladder.
  • Spirituality is the grace. Religion is the law.
  • Spirituality is the inspiration. Religion is the perspiration.
  • Spirituality is the question. Religion is the answer.

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