Today people claim to be “spiritual but not religious.” Even many religious people seek to escape the material realm in favor of a more spiritual existence. But being “spiritual” is not always a good thing.
Catholic theologian Thomas Harmon has published a provocative article in The American Mind entitled The Spirit of the Clouds. Its topic is the “demonology of the internet,” which is interesting in itself. We’ll blog about that tomorrow. But in the course of that discussion, Harmon brings up why it’s wrong for human beings to try to be purely “spiritual,” and how Christianity has to do with “embodied life.”