Wednesday 1 January 2014

Spirituality and religion, again and again

On the topic of spirituality and religion, or spirituality without religion: would Rossi de Gasperis' thought be applicable: that anything that excludes God, a life lived without God, outside of God, is quite simply ... evil? Evil not as deliberate malice, but simply as living life without God?

On another note on the same topic: I ask myself, why religion? why Christianity? and I recall a Lonergan answer somewhere, quite simple, but direct: because it is true, and true demands to be accepted, upheld, followed.

Apart from this, of course, there is the somehow lesser reason that we need the outer word of religion, given that we are incarnate beings. And: God saves us, not as individuals, but together. Individualism: the privatism of modernity. We have to be careful to demythologize that particular myth. 

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