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Unit 1: Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus


Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus

Film Focus Point: The video, "Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus." reflects the increasing sentiment in contemporary culture, which denigrates the importance of religion in one’s spirituality. The second video, "Spoken Word Made Flesh–Father John Hollowell," is a rebuttal by Fr. John Hollowell to the assertions made by Jeffrey Bethke in the first video.

Watch Fr. John Hollowell's response: "Spoken Word Made Flesh"

Text Focus Point: Pages 13-14

Discussion Questions

  1. How does Jeffrey Bethke differentiate between religion and faith in Jesus?
  2. What criticisms about religion made by Mr. Bethke are arguably valid? Which are unfair and inaccurate?
  3. What insights by Fr. John Hollowell best address Mr. Bethke’s sentiments?

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