Rejecting Militant Atheism and Militant Religion: Toward Curious Spirituality

Militant atheists and the most militant religious people have at least one perverse idea in common: That there are no more questions of the beating human heart and loving human soul left to answer, that the only spiritual answers we can pick are from books that are usually thousands of years old written by only a few people in societies nothing like ours. We need not ever accept that false dilemma.

We should embrace a curious spirituality. We should look for new answers as well as the old. We should reject bad explanations, or ones that are outdated, to find new ideas. That doesn’t mean a religion of science, which is as absurd a concept as a portraiture of novels. It means spiritual answers that match the world we see but answer the specifically spiritual questions we have.


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