A Response to “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus” by Jefferson Bethke

“A video has been making the rounds on Facebook recently in which Jefferson Bethke, a young man very talented with the spoken word, explains why he hates religion but loves Jesus. This theory that Jesus (and a relationship with Him) is somehow opposed to religion is all the rage nowadays, especially on college campuses, but does it really add up? I think there are several errors in Bethke’s poetry that are worth addressing.” continue reading

Read the complete post, A Response to “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus” by Jefferson Bethke, at Nick Hardesty’s blog, Phat Catholic Apologetics. Nick’s treatment of the topic is a line-by-line critique of the video, providing a very thorough response.


Nicholas Hardesty has an M.A. in Theology and a Certification in Catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is currently the Director of Religious Education at Blessed Mother Catholic Church in Owensboro, KY, his hometown parish.



NOTE: Nick is from my neck of the woods and I felt compelled to share his blog post with you because I think that it has an excellent way of dealing with the “Why I hate Religion” video making the rounds on the internet. I enjoy reading his excellent blog Phat Catholic Apologetics , frequently and highly recommend it.

Birgit J

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