Religion – the house of God

Our English word religion has a Greek heritage. The Greek prefix for Religion is “religio” meaning “to bind up”.

Binding up can be good, as in binding up a wound. But it has another connotation, meaning to restrain.

Now restraint can be fun in some situations… meaning that law enforcement is not involved! But in a religious context, I think Jesus said he wanted to free people, not restrain them. Too often, our religions seek to restrain not only people but God, too.

I don’t think God likes to be restrained. I haven’t met him, so maybe he has kinks. I mean, he said we are created in his image, and I have kinks. Are my kinks His? If so, I feel sorry for him.

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