Does being spiritual and religious make you uncool?

It seems the general opinion toward identifying yourself as being religious and spiritual has become unpopular and uncool.  Eric Nelson, a spiritual blogger, thinker and colleague, shares his findings with us that perhaps discovering our religious and spiritual identity can be a pretty cool adventure after all.  Join me and read what Eric has discovered.  

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PETALUMA, CA, Nov. 18, 2014 – The Ariel Atom is one of the quickest cars on earth, reaching a speed of 100 km/h in just under 2.5 seconds. Even faster is the time between when some people say “I’m spiritual” and “but not religious,” as if within those few milliseconds they might be mistaken for someone misguided, deluded or just plain uncool.

But what about those who consider themselves spiritual and religious? Is the assumption that they have fallen under the spell of some non-existent deity, are perhaps less inclined to think on their own and are obsessed with converting anyone and everyone they meet just to increase their standing with God or the folks back at church?

Possibly. After all, there are plenty of religious types who have been misled, who find it easier to follow blindly than to be guided by their own conscience and whose fear of being left out or left behind fuels a seemingly insatiable drive to reform or, worse, condemn anyone they consider to be unfaithful. No wonder so many are so quick to qualify their spiritual coming out with “but not religious.”

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