The new metanarrative is "spirituality." The answer the "nones" give to the question of identification with a religion is "I'm not religious but I'm spiritual?"
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
What is the "Higher Power"?
The problem that arises with a statement like "I'm not religious but I'm spiritual" is that no one knows specifically what "spiritual means."
Spiritual usually means a relationship with a Higher Power whatever one conceives as their Higher Power being. This conception of Higher Power though is not widely shared because there are "different strokes for different folks."
Is there a definition of the Higher Power that a large percentage of people could agree on?
It has been suggested that the characteristics of the Higher Power are the good, the true, and the beautiful. The good, true, and beautiful is an experience more than a cognitive perception.