1 in 5 Americans identify as being spiritual, but not religious. I guess it is similar to believing in a power greater than ourselves, and not quite the religious type, disenchantment to institutions or organized religion, or for that matter God? Or maybe those whom are spiritual feel as if they don’t have the time or energy to delve into a religion. It seems as though Spirituality is an emotion, religion is an obligation. Spirituality soothes, religion mobilizes. Spirituality is satisfied with itself. Seems somewhat egotistical to me.
Then I got to thinking, what is it that keeps those who state that they are spiritual from going that one step further to a belief in God and Jesus as that higher power? After all, how can you believe in a higher power and not even be sure what it is? Is it for one of the following reasons or another?
#1 You were hurt by religion and those that state they are Christian?
#2 You don’t want to believe in a God that is wrathful?, or
#3 You don’t want to believe that you should obey the rules of the God/Jesus as related in the Bible?
I will try to touch on my friends comment as well as the three questions above based on my personal belief. Since this is my blog. I think I have that right. Continue reading