A book entitled “What’s Wrong with Religion?” (Skye Jethani) sits on the table next to me. It’s a good read so far. Somewhat predictable “moderate deconstructionalist” vibes, but that center on the personhood of Jesus. I can get behind his fresh, if not perhaps (if a fault should be identified) simplistic, caricatures and explanations. If only to spur a theologian’s vexation but to invite the rest of us into constructive thoughtstream, I appreciate that the book exists.
Anyway, it also made me think about the converse question. What’s right with religion?
It makes people think.
It sets a stage for worthwhile conversation.
It certainly has influence; it’s made its mark on human history and anthropological experience, that’s for sure.
Everyone has an opinion about it.
I don’t know. I’m just spitballing here.
If anyone else has anything to add to the list, feel free.