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← Spirituality: It’s only human

JuJu's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by JuJu

If millions of people use the word spiritual in a religious or mystical way, and that is what they define the word to mean, then why would we want to use that same word in a non-religious or mystical way. I think that using it at all gives ammunition to religion or new age mysticism to claim there views are rational. I've never liked the word and tend to treat it as an irrational explanation when describing personal emotions and psychological feelings. As much as I agree with almost everything Sam Harris says, the spiritual and meditation talk is something I dislike, and I wish he would end it. He never seems to give, at least to me, a satisfactory answer for his reasoning on spirituality. It just doesn't seem to fit with all the other rational and reasonable views he offers.

Just sayin

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 03:50:05 UTC | #862018