Have you heard of the “spiritual but not religious” movement? The name describes it well—people who say they are spiritual but have no commitment to any particular religion or institution.
Their movement is generating national attention after a recent editorial on CNN’s website claimed that it “represents some of the most retrogressive aspects of contemporary society.” Why? Because those who are SBNR are not required to do anything with their beliefs. They can feel connected to their higher power without grappling with sin or applying their spirituality to the world. The editorial concludes: “Theirs is a world of fence-sitting, not-knowingness, but not-trying-ness either. Take a stand, I say.”