“I’m not a Religious Person, but I have Faith”

I hear that line uttered more and more each day. It may not be exactly in those words, but in every different occasion, they mean the same thing. I even hear myself uttering those same words at times. Now, I find myself asking a question. Is the approach to Religion, and Faith in general changing? Is it adjusting to fit today’s environment or is the traditional ways too slow for the speed at which life operates? Adaptation or Antiquation?

You have proof on both sides. There is adaptation because there are those who apply religion and faith to the current situation of a community. We hear praise songs that have a modern beat to it. We also hear stories related to our daily lives. Religion promotes self expression and can also create a for of support system for an individual. And as always, it is a goal to do what is right and what is good as much as possible. Of course, I can not say this for everyone. However, there are still youths today who, not only have a strong faith, but also knowledgeable of their religion. They are the ones who shape their belief as to better apply to their lives.

On the other spectrum, there is also an evidence of antiquation. Kids nowadays do not know their prayers. What’s worse, many have unlearned some of their traditions. I barely know a handful of people who can pray the rosary. Also, a once a week mass has become more of a chore or even an inconvenience than a time for reflection and worship. I also notice that there is a lesser need for traditions, ceremonies and such. I mean, a good amount of them have become nothing more than novelties. I’m just glad that my family remains steadfast to our traditions and what they truly mean. I don’t want to get too cynical about this whole thing so the less examples the better. This is just me, contemplating on yet another all-too-serious topic which is completely over my head. I’m glad so few people read this blog. I probably won’t get any FYI-retorts.

But, there is one thing I know, times are changing, it always has been. Now it’s up for Religion to catch up to people’s faith.

P.S. This is a chaotic post. Too ambiguous and lacks detail. Well, these are just things I needed to sweep out of my attic. It’s up to you if whether you find something you like in the garage sale.


paolo said...

It's the nice way of saying, "I dont like church but I love God."

joyfulchicken said...

I know what you mean. As a follower of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I can't help but notice how meatballs in spaghetti keep getting smaller :-( Kids nowadays....

Holy Kamote said...

nowadays, "religion", especially Christianity, has been perverted by a lot of feeble minds, acting to be gentle wolves on a sheep's clothing.

their dogmas are mostly groundless, subjective on the leader's lack of scriptural knowledge and bland preachings.

knowing these, i can't say that i'm a religious person too. but i honor the Bible as God's words with all my heart. though i don't shout on top of my lungs - "hallelujah praise the lord!", and practically hates the banality of hypocrisies on religion in general, i never loose discussing with atheists and agnostics.

because i know that despite the number of false religions we see, there is still a true and pure religion that we can find, which Christ promised only if we diligently seek for it.

"If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.

Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world."

JAMES 1:26-27

if the group i see does not fit this description of religion by an authentic apostle of Jesus Christ, then i don't give a damn. i'd rather pick my nose and scratch my crotch or something else the whole day, than to waste a minute of my life listening to their cheap ideas of holiness and spirituality. and i 'd also rather give money to street beggars run by gangsters than to give tithes to those religious suckers!

oh no! this is too long for a comment. please pardon me. i'm just roaming around the blogosphere since i've already killed my 3-months old blog. n_n

Juice said...

People are kinda like making it an oxymoron, faith and religion. I very well apply to that title when I say I'm not religious but I'm spiritual. I guess it also goes with the family tradition, but what kind of person would I be when I said I wasn't religious but I have faith and I can't stand it if I don't go to church once in a week? Spiritual therapy? Hehe :P

Ozy said...

@Holy Camote

You never lose? Then you haven't met me.

Anyway this discussion is pretty old, there was a philosopher who mentioned the nature of the development of man's intellect. They thrive on mysticism, religion, then logic.

Fact is, all religion is created by human beings.

jaiskizzy said...

nah. people are just getting more enlightened to the fact that religion is just a whole load of bullturd.