Religion might preach grace, but another thing they practice

from Jefferson Bethke – Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus (Spoken Word) on Rap Genius

Meaning

It’s certainly true that the followers of organized religion stray from grace; contemporary examples could include Catholic priests involved in sexual abuse, or hypocritical televangelists who scam the public for personal profit. But Bethke seems to conflate the actions of church members with the purpose of the Church. In any sufficiently large body, it’s inevitable that there will be hypocrites; but these exceptions should not overshadow the largely positive role of organized Christianity in the world

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