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It’s Not Like Faith and Religion Are Different

Never say you are 'spiritual' but not 'religious.'

August 25, 2023  0


There has been a horribly thought out — if you could even call it thinking — maxim floating around the culture for a couple of decades now. It's the pathetic statement, "I'm spiritual, not religious."

The viewpoint is so far beyond stupid it's hard to know where to even begin deconstructing those four words. The root of the problem is ignorance — some of it willful, some of the invincible kind. In the heavily estrogen-saturated culture in which we live, where everything is reduced to emotion, the term "spiritual" has had all its meaning drained from it.

It is so heavily colored by the feminine that it refers to nothing more than feelings. As in "how do you feel?" "follow your feelings," and so forth. What is the heart of the spiritual is completely unknown or ignored.

The spiritual is where the intellect and the will reside. Feelings have very little to do with intellect. Likewise, the will, while certainly influenced by emotions and feelings, is meant to be guided by the intellect.

The spiritual is incorrectly understood to apply to your feelings and nothing more. However, the duty of the spiritual is to participate in religion, the worship of God.

But in this day and age, since the understanding of the spiritual is corrupted, so too is the duty of religion.

The faith weaves into the culture! (Remember, the root word of culture is "cult" — how this all weaves together is one of the major themes we hammer on here at CM, the relevance of the Faith.)

Accordingly, we are happy to reach into our video vault and re-present to many of you who have not seen it this episode of Right Reason, where we treat this very issue.

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Now, sit back and enjoy and learn from this latest offering from Church Militant.

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