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Cathedral chief criticises selfishness of those who say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’

By idaflo | June 12th, 2010 | No Comments » 

road to nowhereFrom Jeff Dunn  June 12, 2010 at

“…A Canon in the Church of England has come out against those who describe themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious.’ He also takes to task those who say ‘you don’t have to go to church to be a Christian.’ What old-fashioned ideas he has! Imagine, telling young people they are selfish for reducing spirituality to a ‘personality trait,’ instead calling them to the tradition of community. He will never build himself a big ministry like that…” That article is WORTH READING, (w/ video goodness)  but in this post, the following LINKED article is the focus of our attention:


A senior clergyman has spoken out against the trend for people to describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious”.

By Martin Beckford, Religious Affairs Correspondent- Published: 01 Jun 2010

The Chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral also criticised the “disdain” expressed by those who maintain “you don’t have to go to church to be a Christian”.

Canon Mark Hocknull said that spirituality should be seen as a gift to a whole community rather than a personality trait(continue reading here).

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