Out with Religion, In with Spirituality
My brother in law is staying with us for a while and not having a job, he watches tv in the morning which I never do. Today, while taking a coffee break, I saw a bit of The View where the ladies interviewed Bill Maher. Bill is strongly against all religions and believes that faith is the greatest con in history, which got me thinking.
To me, all 'religion' (speaking of all religionS) should be done with. As sophisticated as we've become due to scientific knowledge and discoveries and technological advances, religion should have been relegated into the heap of 'old fashioned way of thinking. Or 'when we used to believe the earth was flat'. (or believed in Creationism, the literal interpretation of the Bible). Out with religion, in with spirituality. Because with all the knowledge in the world, our most basic primal fears are not necessarily addressed and done away with. Our philosophical sides still need answers. I'll leave this to be a short post because I need to do more work before picking up my younger one from school..
Who can think of a list, categorizing 'religion' and 'spirituality'?
Let me go first;
Religion - conservatism, the need to control. Spirituality - liberalism (freedom of so many things), the wisdom to not needing to control
Religion - exclusivism, one true way of believing. Spirituality - inclusivism, you follow your own path, others may or may not follow alongside of you.
Do you have any?
BTW.. you can still be a believer in any particular faith and be spiritual of course, that goes without saying.