Summary: Jefferson claims, “Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see and that’s why religion and Jesus are two different clans. Religion is man searching for God; Christianity is God searching for man.” Jefferson wants people to understand the difference between religion and having a relationship with God. He says Religion says do but Jesus says done. He claims Religion is a hypocritical front people put on to call themselves “good.”Jefferson makes a statement to let people know that having a personal relationship with Jesus means come as you are. Jefferson states, “It’s not a museum for good people—it’s a hospital for the broken.” Church shouldn’t feel like a place to come because we are perfect, but instead a place to be real and come as you are even if that means you are broken. Religion is the infection while God’s grace is the cure. It’s not about what you’ve done but what Jesus has already done for us.
Response: We agree with what Jefferson is trying to proclaim. People can have their opinions on religion whether its good or bad. Jefferson really lightens up the perspective of just the simplicity of knowing Jesus without all the rules and regulations religion brings to the table. Religion can become like a front making it seem like it’s all okay when in reality people are hurting inside. Now people will have there different opinions on what they believe and that’s okay. I believe that Jefferson does a good way of using Ethos to grab the audience attention to try and get people to think differently about religion and start looking at the words and life Jesus lived.