A lot of times Christians will say things like “I hate religion but I love Jesus.”
But this statement is very confusing. The first problem is a common one, a failure to define one’s terms.
But when we look at what the term “religion” typically means in the West, we see that Jesus himself not only had religious beliefs and religious rules, but He also expected us to believe those beliefs and follow those rules.
In other words, Jesus loved religion and expected us to do so as well.