Thursday, June 18, 2009

Blogger begins reading The Soul's Religion

Roger Hiduk starts yesterday's blog post about "Organized Religion and Transcendence" with a two-paragraph quote from Thomas Moore's The Soul's Religion that includes, "People know intuitively that some kind of spiritual life is necessary, and so many are searching on their own or joining new churches and communities. They distinguish sharply between the personal spirituality they have found and the religious institution they have abandoned."

Hiduk muses about differences between spirituality and religion: "My experience the last few years has been that people I used to label "unchurched" still sense and long for transcendence. They find it in sex, drugs, music, nature, and anywhere that provides it. The problem is that they find the church completely irrelevant to their lives, so they will not find it there."