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Tuesday
Aug182009

We Are All Hindus Now

About ten years ago I read a book by Winifred Gallagher called Working on God. It chronicled her spiritual journey. It’s a fascinating book. It introduced me to the concept of the spiritual tool box. Religion—or as most people prefer, spirituality—has become a means to an end. For many it is simply a tool for a meaningful, fulfilling life. But one tool may not do the trick. You may need a full tool box. For Gallagher her tool box included Christianity, Judaism and Zen Buddhism. (I’m not being sarcastic. That is the way she described the culmination of her journey.)

Ten years ago that seemed rather strange. No more. I was reminded of this in a short piece by Lisa Miller in this week’s Newsweek called, “We Are All Hindus Now.” It’s a quick read. Take a look at it.

Reader Comments (1)

I think the sad evidence of this is Brian McLaren's statement...
"The future question: Can we find a better way of viewing the future? No more “soul-sort” universe where our team goes to heaven and the bad guys go to hell. The future is open, inviting our participation. In the end, God’s mercy will triumph and all shall be well."
Christianity is not a popularity contest nor is it an ivory tower from which to throw stones. With wisdom and courage coming only from His power can we combat Satan, following those who have stood firm even to martyrdom. This "new christianity" is nothing I would die for.

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCherie Evans

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