@m.g. scott – “But just what does it mean to be spiritual? Seems to
me the spiritual folks are just straddling both ideals before deciding which way
to go. Or am I wrong?”Maybe, but based on the survey result
with respect to politics & science I would guess that spiritual means belief
is some higher power combined with skepticism towards the old tyme religions (as
providing a true account of what that higher power is).In any event,
if I were a religious person with fundamentalist tendencies (Creationist,
anti-gay, politically conservative, etc…) I would be very disturbed by
this survey.Not being any of those things, this survey gives me hope
for our future…
Jesus said in Revelation:3:15-21:"I know thy works, that thou
art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou
art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of
nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and
blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou
mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the
shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that
thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore,
and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice,
and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also
overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."
Don't worry about this stuff. Ask 'em if they prefer paper or plastic,
it's just as relevant.
I understand religious. I understand secular. But just what does it mean to be
spiritual? Seems to me the spiritual folks are just straddling both ideals
before deciding which way to go. Or am I wrong?