Spiritual but not religious …?

Spiritual but not religious …?

Tom Shakespeare makes the very pertinent point that “spiritual but not religious” or SBNR as it seems to be called is …“vague, lacking the rigour which comes from centuries of refinement and debate. And unlike traditional religions, it doesn’t have much to say about charity and justice”

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HOWEVER …

I don’t agree with Tom that it is good to be “religious” but not spiritual. This seems to create just the opposite problem. Part of the issue here of course is the way we define words like this and the baggage (background) each of us brings. But Tom’s faith lacks the reality of belief in a transcendent God. Faith in God is not made up, we don’t have to make it up, it is evidence based — see for example this 7minute blog on a Christian response to New Atheism.