Sitting in my basement room at Mom’s house I’m not so inspired to dredge my heart for something “original.” So I thought I’d pass on a couple of quotes from the book I’m reading, The End of Religion, by Bruxy Cavey.
“The problem with organized religion is not that it’s organized. The problem with organized religion is that it is religious – believing that its own set of rules, regulations, routines and rituals are the exclusive way to God.
If I am right , then the antidote to organized religion is not disorganized religion, but organized irreligion – a collective effort to use organization and structure to help encounter and experience the subversive spirituality of Jesus. Cups can be useful to hold water as long as we remember it is the water that refreshes and not the cup. Licking the cup leaves us unsatisfied.”
“Religion is the archrival of intimate spirituality… Religion, a tiresome system of manmade dos and don’ts, woulds and shoulds – impotent to change human lives, but tragically capable of devastating them – is what is left after a true love for God is drained away. Religion is the shell that is left after the real thing has disappeared.”