Concerning their personal belief system, many people today say, “I’m spiritual, but not religious.” While I always try my best to respect other viewpoints, truthfully I think this is a cop-out, and a silly one at that.
Being religious simply means acknowledging the reality of God, both in the world and in one’s own life. A religious person does not have to be strictly orthodox to any particular doctrine or sect. A religious person can be non-denominational. A religious person does not even have to be Christian. But what the heck does being “spiritual, but not religious” even mean? You believe in spirits? Like ghosts? I don’t understand.
Perhaps some use this cliche because they are afraid of sounding like a heathen otherwise. But one doesn’t have to be religious to be a good person of upstanding morals.
Claiming to be spiritual, but not religious
Is very confusing and ambiguous.
Not tryin’ to demean
Just don’t know what that means!
What do YOU think?
*I don’t love this song. It’s too weird for me. But I had to include it for the title. Oh, and John Mayer co-wrote it. 🙂