Spiritual And Religious

One of the great clichés of our day is the claim to be spiritual but not religious. But “spiritual” is a highly elastic term, so it’s fair to ask people what they mean by spirituality when they say that. Often the short answer is, “I don’t like organized religion.” If you press a bit, you may hear the standard complaints: church is boring; religious people are hypocrites; you don’t need dogma to believe in God…

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