Friday, January 13, 2012

"Losing" Religion


There are people who say they are "spiritual, but not religious".  It implies you can have one without the other, that you can have the internals (spirituality) without the externals (religiosity),that once you get beyond "the rules" you don't need them.  The gentleman who produced this video seems to fall in this category.

He also reminds me of the rich, young man.

I have found two responses to this searcher's inquiry.  The first is from Rev. Lee Nelson, the Rector of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Stockton, CA.  The second is from Tom Hoopes, a 'blogger at CatholicVote.org.

"Seek, and you shall find."

(Fedora doff to Fr. Erik Richtsteig of Orthometer for providing the basis of this post through his Facebook page.)

UPDATE (12:28 PM):  Here is a third response, this one from the 'blog Bad Catholic.