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In response to Deepak Chopra’s Atheists’ Mistake: Liberal Spirituality

In response to Deepak Chopra’s Atheists’ Mistake: Liberal Spirituality

By Michel-Camille Bordeau……
In his most recent article famed spiritual author Deepak Chopra expressed his concern that “By making belief in God their enemy… atheists deprive themselves of what spirituality is really about: a process of inner growth.” The short article is a blog-jab in Christopher Hitchens direction, a response to a recent letter he wrote for the annual convention of atheists, and, by ‘atheists’, Mr Chopra implies those who think-believe in the manner of outspoken Christopher Hitchens. Though, like any self-respecting minority, Atheists have plenty of reasons and sufficient rights to question majority opinions like those expressed by Mr. Chopra, assuming that every Atheist sees Humanity with Hitchens’ eyes is somewhat reductive, although very flattering, considering the man’s achievements.

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…..