“Spiritual but not religious.” So many Americans describe their belief system this way that pollsters now give the phrase its own category on ques...
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Thirty-four million Americans have given up on organized religion, according to the most recent American Religious Identification Survey. Yet for many of these dropouts, spirituality is still a vital part of their lives.
By expanding and deepening the way we frame the subject of religion, we can examine religious institutions and spiritual phenomena in a more productive way. Here's a model I find useful.
Maybe it's time to walk outside and start asking. Maybe the best way to learn more about spirituality is to find out what it means to individuals.
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