Why religion is not a crutch

A lot of folk say that religion or any belief in God is a crutch. Interestingly believers without using the same terminology reinforce this assumption in the way they express the need for God. So often it is said that when we are in trouble, God will help us; or to go a bit further God will rescue you from hell.

Is that it? Is that all faith is? Is that all religion is? Any adherent of any belief system will proudly say, we are not really religious; it’s our way of life.

It’s a way of life. Get it? It’s not something we turn to when things go wrong. It’s alway around we. It’s our world view. It’s like water, which we drink when we are happy and satisfied after a meal or when we are dying of thirst. It’s not a crutch.

If anything, Jesus calls us to throw away all the crutches that we’ve built around us.


One thought on “Why religion is not a crutch”

  1. But we can’t ignore the fact that the Christian worldview does entail salvation, and the Christian way of life practises what could be called ‘the saved life’.

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