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I AGREE! True religion has little to do with Dogma, and everything to do with the love & charity of Christ.

Correct, religion by itself doesn’t necessarily mandate dogma.

We have the Word of God, and most people have heard of it, or some of its’ contents to one degree or another. We can hear the message of the gospel, and be born again.

First you state that true religion has little to do with dogma, and then you imply that the Word of God is central to religion. Does your definition of dogma exclude written doctrine?

The “religion” of this, is to allow Christ to live through us, and to love others the way he loves us. We follow HIM and His example…NOT a set of rules erected by men who decide they can show us a better, more-improved way to please Him.

It’s always a good thing to think for yourself and to follow principles rather than men; I think the world would benefit from people taking your message to heart. However, you’ve failed to address my concerns by playing a semantics game and redefining religion as love for and instruction through Christ, which still requires faith and fits under my concept of religion. Because I didn’t state it earlier, let me state it here. From Webster’s

Religion :

b (1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance

2 : a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices

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