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Spiritual But Not Religious?

Lillian Daniel of the United Church of Christ Church nails this one:

On airplanes, I dread the conversation with the person who finds out I am a minister and wants to use the flight time to explain to me that he is "spiritual but not religious." Such a person will always share this as if it is some kind of daring insight, unique to him, bold in its rebellion against the religious status quo.

Next thing you know, he's telling me that he finds God in the sunsets. These people always find God in the sunsets. And in walks on the beach. Sometimes I think these people never leave the beach or the mountains, what with all the communing with God they do on hilltops, hiking trails and . . . did I mention the beach at sunset yet?
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2 comments:

Mary De Voe said...

It is dangerous to be religious in an atheistic society where one gets ridiculed if one witnesses to WHO delights to be among the sons of men. It is intellectually dishonest for the atheist to use his intellect and free will to deny the immortal human soul and our Creator. Is it constitutional for the atheist to deny to others the free will and intellect of the immortal soul of the sovereign person who constitutes our great nation?

Anonymous said...

Rich insight from a minister of the most liberal, inconvenient-tradition-jettisoning denomination that can still be vaguely considered Christian.


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