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AtheistEgbert's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by AtheistEgbert

I remember going through a 'spirituality phase' in my twenties, as there was very much an industry devoted to self-help books, selling spiritual journey novels, music, crystals, incense, meditation tapes and all manner of nonsense.

Gnosticism, sufism, yoga, kabbalah, and mediation: these are all the soft introductory versions of the five main religions, and they all offer a doorway into the main religions, rather like soft drugs.

Young people in Britain face a bleak future, because of a society that puts the economy first and people second. What is the point of it all? What future are we all creating? And so it is very easy for them to seek escapism in these soft forms of religion, because it offers an alternative to the rather grim reality of their lives.

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:00:39 UTC | #573099