I was proudly ‘spiritual but not religious’ for over twenty years. I’ve only recently dropped the ‘not religious’ label. Here’s why.
‘Not that Religious’
Even before I got acquainted with the New Age movement, I’d begun to call myself ‘not that religious.’ For context, I was raised in a culturally Christian environment in Iceland. We celebrated all the Christian holidays and attended church at christenings, confirmations, weddings and funerals. Before my confirmation, I even studied the New Testament weekly for a year and knew several prayers and psalms by heart. Still, as a family, we didn’t go to church or seek guidance from priests. As I said, ‘not that religious.’