"It’s a common refrain among some Christians. Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship. But is that true?"

"...the relationship is not the Christian religion itself. Rather, the relationship is that which obtains between persons (as individuals and groups) and God, and which is uniquely mapped out within the Christian religion." - Christian Post

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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He's got a point or two. Another example of "one of those things we repeat without really thinking about it," that are so common in our circles.

Andrew K's picture

The problem of defining religion is apparently so sticky that philosophers frequently evade the challenge by appealing to a notion of "family resemblance." Which may be a cop-out, but is also a pretty handy concept with which we should be more familiar.