Speaker: Vince Klassen
This Sunday… I’m not sure if the Simpsons are the best resource for religious commentary but if Ned Flanders is any prophet of traditional religion – he’s not painting a very interesting picture of spirituality
Ned is all about feeling bad about the things he wants, trying to deny anything fun in his life, avoiding things that he enjoys – what has traditionally been termed, the Desires of the Flesh.
For many of us, this is what traditional religion is all about – and this is seen as the highest goal of our spirituality journey – a life of denial and repression.
But what if that’s too simplistic a reading of spirituality and religion’s role in it?
What if that view is ultimately killing our spiritual development, and killing us?
Is there a way of seeing our spiritual development that isn’t all about denial and feeling bad about what we want?
Is there a way to see a good life while avoiding the pitfalls of traditional religion?
That’s what we are going to explore this week at the spiritual Gym. How to find a good life without falling into the pitfalls.
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