When I was in Iraq last year one refreshing difference was the lack of vague spirituality. Soldiers believe or don’t. Vague spirituality is useless flying to toward the Iran-Iraq border in a Blackhawk or riding in a Humvee on convoy security. Anesthesia and riches keep spirituality at bay, making death even more terrible when it comes. But I really do pray that the approach of death brings real clarity to those whose only hope is vague spirituality.

— Neil Gussman, commenting on an article in First Things: Spirituality Without Spirits

Published in: on May 30, 2010 at 6:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

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