Have you ever run into really religious people who come across as superior? Have you ever been that religious person? What is it about the word religion that makes us cringe? How do you respond when people call Christianity a religion? Well, if you read Colossians, you realize the apostle Paul was not a fan of religion. He undercuts the religious impulses infecting the Colossians. He wants a relationship with Jesus Christ as the focal point of the church, not a bunch of rules.