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What is religion?

When I started reading Lani Sue Madsen’s May 28th column, I thought that she actually had it right. But, unfortunately, when I got in further, I discovered she had missed the whole issue, like many people do.

Your religion is not what church you go to how often, nor what you proclaim. Your religion is how you act and how you live your life day by day. If you care about and help other people, especially the less fortunate, as you go about your daily life, you most likely are a Christian living Jesus’ values. If you do not, then you aren’t a Christian no matter what you proclaim nor what church you go to.

And if you live your life trying to adhere to the Ten Commandments, you can then claim to be a believer in the Western God. If you don’t, you can’t — and if you persist in claiming to believe in and follow God while ignoring the Commandments, you become a blasphemer.

Some things just can’t be argued away.

Eric Johnson


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