“Give it up to the Lord”, literally has some people just stop. They stop asking, stop seeking, stop dreaming and wait for someone to knock on their door! Or perhaps they will meet this person at the pharmacy or at a traffic light. The opportunity will arrive via their AOL account or during a heated argument. As much as religion strengthens some people, it also weakens. The dictation of the scripture can encourage some to stop thinking or being creative. It also encourages them to follow the same path and stories as the scriptures and not take a chance on that road less traveled so they can mimic someone else’s blessing.
The common sense behind religion is what I compare to Harriett Tubman’s quote, she “could’ve freed more slaves if they knew they were slaves…” If more people considered religion as the noun and spirituality as the action, we would have a broader definition of freedom. A closer connection to the sun.