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Mercy Rule Rules: When Catechism Loses the Religious and Spiritual Battle to Soccer

Mercy Rule Rules: When Catechism Loses the Religious and Spiritual Battle to Soccer

By Michel Camille Bordeau….
There is an ever-increasing body of research in psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and religious studies that question the often assumed connection between theistic religiosity and spirituality. What’s gravely missing from traditional theistic assumptions is that spirituality as much as religiosity are matters of external influences. Were we ‘ingodtrinated’ and or taught spiritual practices early enough in life to internalize them? And, as much as they are matters of personal choices—did we have a choice early in life? Do we still have a choice now that environment is less of an influence? Do we always have a choice? Determinism is not as self-evident as we traditionally believe…..