We’ve read it, heard it, thought it, and many self-identify with it. It leaps faith boundaries; there are respectable atheists who lay claim to it. Meme, cop-out, canary in the mine, badge of honor, ticket to bad-ass-dom or philosopher status, tired PC label. 1,232 more words
Tags » Spiritual But Not Religious
You’ve probably heard it as often as I have.
“You just need more faith!”
“Just let go, and let God!”
The subject is faith, and the common theme is the modifier “just,” making it sound really, really simple.731 more words
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But there is also something else happening. A growing number of Americans (nearly a third, according to one Gallop poll) describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” Books with titles like “Christianity After Religion,” “Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time,” and “The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus” are gathering a growing audience.
Pope Francis created quite a stir when he declared, “The Lord has redeemed all of us…Even the atheists.” But it didn’t take long for the Vatican’s spokesman to backpedal and explain that people who know about the Church cannot be saved if they refuse to believe. 289 more words