This is not to say there is a literal God in heaven, nor that there is a literal heaven, nor that we inhabit literal bodies after we die, nor that all our questions are answered in the afterlife. None of those and more.
Pete Seeger is dead at 94. He was chopping wood 10 days ago.
He co-wrote “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”, one of America’s most iconic songs. What was Seeger’s spirituality? There’s this:
When asked about his religious or spiritual views, Seeger replied: “I feel most spiritual when I’m out in the woods. I feel part of nature. Or looking up at the stars. [I used to say] I was an atheist. Now I say, it’s all according to your definition of God. According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist. Because I think God is everything. Whenever I open my eyes I’m looking at God. Whenever I’m listening to something I’m listening to God.”. He was a member of a Unitarian Universalist Church in New York.
Thanks for everything Pete Seeger!
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