Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Ascension 2007


It is perhaps unsurprising that a culture that dismisses its religious heritage as an embarrassing and primitive appendix to modernity and idolises novelty as much as ours does should laud ancient half-truths as if they were modern – and therefore correct – discoveries. One such is the division of the spiritual from the worldly. Among the many moderns who claim to be 'spiritual but not religious,' whether neo-pagans, agnostics, broad theists or pseudo-Buddhists, it is almost axiomatic that one must transcend the merely material to achieve spiritual gain.