No he didn’t. He still went to the Temple, he observed the Jewish Holy days. The New Covenant replaced the Old, old ways of worshiping is replaced by the new. Religion is defined as the worship of a God or gods and the associated ceremonies and observances that goes with it. Jesus tells us to worship God. Mat 4:10/Luke 4:8. He did not come to abolish the law and the prophets, but to fulfill them Mat 5:17. Since Jesus tell us to worship God, which is defined as religion, then he can’t possibly love Jesus and not do the things he tells you to do. Jesus says if you love me, keep my commandments. Keeping his commandments is religion. He contradicts himself and yet remain clueless.
- If religion is so great, why it has started to many wars
You have to understand that wars are often started not for the glory of God, but for private personal motives. That is human nature. I need to overcome my enemies. I need to distract/detract my enemies from current pressing issues. Any reason is good enough. Using God’s name is a clever tactic as it neuters the opposition. Opponents don’t want to be branded as anti-God. Race and religion and ego are often used to start wars. Economic gains are almost never mentioned in public but which is mostly what wars are often about. War is not a cheap exercise. Many people lives and resources need to be expended. Hardly a win-win situation if it didn’t come with economic gains or where survival is at stake.
- God in the old Testament actually calls the religious people whores.
Some people he may have branded as such but with good reason. In the New Testament he often brand them as hypocrites, blind, full of iniquity, full of extortion and rapacity etc. What is the issue for God calling certain people in that manner if they are of that manner?
- Religion is a man-made invention,
- He quoted Roman 4:5
He doesn’t know his Bible. Question to him is did Moses invented all those rules and regulations or did God told Moses those are the rules and regulations. Did Jesus give us a new commandment? If we followed what God told us, that is religion. A man-made religion is one that is not God commanded. One verse is not going to prove anything. He must have thought that was all he need to do to prove a point. Why quote Romans? If religion is man-made, the Bible, Romans included, would be man made as well. You can’t use an item with no basis as the basis of your refutation. So why quote it? I think he is rather confused.