I love one facet of religion. And that’s the part where people do what the equivalent Latin word “relig” suggests, and “bind” or “tie”, presumably their life, to some greater meaning. I’m using the word religion here as a proxy for “greater meaning” , as in English we don’t have such a word to describe the choice of practicing what I can only refer to as the daily art of living an inspired life. Some words such as “purpose” come close, but yet, don’t encapsulate the responsibility of the individual to bind their actions with their belief. Yet, the word religion is not correct either. This is clear in the simple fact that it’s impossible for most of us to even think of “religion”, something that idealistically gives our lives fulfilment and purpose, without rendering accounts of the acts of hate, judgement, painful tradition, close-mindedness, or hypocrisy. Even most progressive Christians I know shy away from the word “religion”, and choose to use the phrase “relationship with God” when talking about their belief structure. (more…)
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Living overseas I write these posts occasionally to keep a record of our adventure, and to update friends and family. I have been on a writing hiatus recently, but we're happily living in Spain now and adapting to life with two little people in tow. I've discovered that there are a lot of weirdos out there, so have password protected anything to do with the kids.