Religious, but not Spiritual? Good News and Bad News from the World's Largest Religion It takes a moment to reconcile oneself to the fact that the religious tradition of St. Francis and Mother Theresa is also the tradition of the Crusades and the Inquisition. Fr. Thomas Keating, considered one of the great contemplatives of our time, has s...
While Buddhism in its Asian homelands can be conservative, convert Buddhists in the West are generally liberal, both socially and politically. Whether this is an accident of history or a natural reflection of the Buddhist teachings, Buddhist communities embrace diversity and work against sexism and racism.
Spiritual but Not Religious? Discover the True Spiritual Power of Christ's Teachings. http://blog.theshiftnetwork.com/blog/spiritual-power-christ%E2%80%99s-teachings?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Pinterest%20Blog%20Board
When I talk to people about spirituality, they commonly respond with “Oh but I’m not religious”, to which I respond “Yeah, me neither”. Then they look puzzled. While there’s a lot of overlap in the teachings of all religions that probably points to some spiritual truth, I find myself resisting any dogma that says that one way is “The Way” and everything else is hogwash. By Guest Writer Lissa Rankin MD
Viewpoint: The Limitations of Being Spiritual but Not Religious, by Rabbi David Wolpe