Lillian Daniel Is Bored with Spiritual People

Lillian Daniel Is Bored with Spiritual People September 2, 2011

Lillian Daniel

My friend, Lillian Daniel, a UCC pastor and advocate for the downtrodden, has written a post that’s become a meme. It is snarkily titled, “Spiritual but Not Religious? Please Stop Boring Me.” Money Quote:

Being privately spiritual but not religious just doesn’t interest me. There is nothing challenging about having deep thoughts all by oneself. What is interesting is doing this work in community, where other people might call you on stuff, or heaven forbid, disagree with you. Where life with God gets rich and provocative is when you dig deeply into a tradition that you did not invent all for yourself. [READ THE REST]


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