A couple of months ago I wrote this little piece on the “spiritual but not religious” phenomenon, in response to a piece by Lilian Daniel. I’m putting it here because, well, it’s my blog.


UPDATE: Here’s a related blog post that I really liked by Jana Bennett. http://theologyphdmom.blogspot.com/2012/04/spirituality-versus-religion-or-maybe.html?showComment=1334612173197#c8209675322442615310

ANOTHER UPDATE: I posted a related piece on RD about branding myself a “heretic” (rather than “atheist” or some of the other options available.) http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/5941/coming_out_as_a_heretic/. Then someone wrote a response to my piece, encouraging me to reclaim the word “atheist” (although I really don’t think that describes me – just because I don’t believe in a personal “God the Father” as such doesn’t mean I think there is no god whatsoever): http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/6005/%E2%80%98heretics%E2%80%99_or_%E2%80%98atheists%E2%80%99_a_response/.