Most people can relate to being a child going with their parents to Sunday service to spend time with God and practice their religion. Personally, when I was a child, I understood that Sunday service was something we had to do, even though when I was there, all I did was sit on the kneeler and draw on the church bulletins, like any other kid who had the attention span of a fish. I also witnessed adults sleeping during the gospel, whispering conversations about other subjects and leaving the service before the priest or pastor concludes. However, now that I am grown and despite what I was accustomed to when I was a child, I now truly enjoy church and listen whole-heartedly to what is given to me during each service. So is religion a want and need for God or has it become a chore? What good is practicing a religion if your heart and soul isn’t in it? Religion for some, not all, have become an obligatory duty and something they’ve been accustomed to since their childhood, so they just run through the motions. In this video, “Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus” by a spoken word rhymesayer, Jefferson Bethke, preaches about his journey to find the truth in Jesus and religion as separate and sometimes contradicting entities. He also focuses on how a simple connection to Jesus without religion may be better for the heart and soul. I’m sure this video wasn’t shot to preach to people about their religion, but it does raise some compelling points. Watch the video and decide for yourself; but personally, at the end of the day, if you’re true to yourself and are whole-hearted with your connection with God with or without religion, then I’m sure you can’t go wrong.