So, can I just state a fact real quick? Iced coffee is the most amazing thing on this planet. Yes. That's a fact. I haven't had hot coffee in a loooong time. It's just so refreshing, and cold, and creamy, and...and...AMAZING! Okay, I'm done.
Anywho, I saw an article a friend posted yesterday on facebook. It's from the Rolling Stones, and was a short article on a question they asked Mumford and Sons. Click me! Go hop over and read it real quick. I'll wait, don't worry.
You done? Okay cool. I just wanted to talk about my thoughts on it.
First off, I am a Christian, and I do tell people that is my faith. I, however, am not religious. Now just pump your brakes before you flip out all "WHUT. BUT YOU SAID YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN. YOU CRAY. DATS A RELIGION. YOU RELIGIOUS." No. No I'm not. I'll explain.
Religion is what the pharisees had. A set of rules and regulations that you had to follow and if you didn't obviously you were a heathen and didn't love/follow God. Religion has caused so many problems in this world. I could go on for a while about why I don't like religion, but not right now.
So I'm not religious. My faith is a relationship. I talk to God, I spend time with Him, we share things together. It's a give and take just like it is with any of my other relationships. Where am I going with this? You shall soon see!
Marcus says he wouldnt call himself a Christian. I think he means the same thing when I say I wouldn't call myself religious. And in the view of eternity, what you call yourself doesn't really matter. It's how you lived your life. I know some people that were upset when they read this thinking "Oooh I loved this band! I thought Marcus was saved. Blahblahblah." One thing, real quick, whether a band says they're christian or not shouldn't change your view of them. Their lyrics still strike me as faith filled and I can relate to a lot of what they say. Music can be interpereted however the listener would like them to be. Yes the musician had an idea behind the song and what it meant to them, but it can mean different things to someone else.
Those were my thoughts. Let me know what you think about the article!