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Just clicked through to the SBNR website and couldn't even get past the tagline without laughing -- "Love is the answer. You are the question." What...

Mary De Voe

"Spiritual-but-not-religious” really means: "Spiritual-but-not-faithful" The hunger for God in souls is overwhelming but the intimidation and ridicule imposed by atheism and the irreligous culture is too hard to bear.


Ironically, they only think "spiritual" is a good thing because of vague associations with St. Paul's use of the term—in the vast majority of non-Christian contexts, e.g. in Shinto, it's neutral AT BEST.

I think it's long past time we pointed out how many things these people think are only tenable within our milieu. E.g., they only think there's no such thing as witches because the Church said so—specifically the Councils of Paderborn and Frankfurt, in 785 and 793, called at Charlemagne's request. Witch-hunting is pagan—the only period of Roman history when witchcraft wasn't a capital crime was under Alexander Severus; the last time a Navajo murdered someone he thought was witching him (at least and got caught) was 1993—while those two councils expressly declared witch-hunting to be heresy, as a part of Charlemagne's brutal suppression of Saxon paganism.

Also, should someone maybe point out that, just like Christianity, Buddhism ALSO claims to be the sole source of salvation (which they define as "release from the cycle of reincarnation")? Real religions, not being created by hippies, tend to understand that if you believe one thing—say, the substitutionary atonement of the Incarnate God—you really can't believe in others—say, salvation as arising from the abandonment of the illusory self and its desires.


Very good article with some interesting comments, have bookmarkd to return. Thanks.

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