Possibly people will have a couple of reactions:
- What? She "likes" the Dalai Lama on Facebook?
- What? She "shared" that status update?
- I thought she was a Christian.
Friends who truly know me. Know me. That's all I will say about that. :)
I am not sure exactly what I find interesting:
- perhaps it's that he says all these faiths "promote inner values" - yet, he lists fruit of the spirit as a "tool" to further this.
- perhaps it's that he has realised that "grounding ethics in religion is no longer adequate." Was it ever adequate?
- The most interesting thing to me is his last sentence: "...I am increasingly convinced that the time has come to find a way of thinking about spirituality and ethics beyond religion altogether."
I have found myself mulling over this sentence all day. When I think of "religion" - immediately I think of rules of trying to do all the right things to be a good Christian. It's conjures up pictures of duty and obligation.