spiritual or religious? no, thank you

here’s the ideology hidden within the seemingly hip conversation of ‘spiritual or religious’ – which neither can exist apart from the other. they both are under the umbrella of some sort of transcendent experience outside of one’s self. not that these experiences do not occur, these are found in the promise of the mystics. the inherent claim in both is that some Big Other exists to impose some sort of belief system or ethical system by which to measure one’s spiritual path – therefore, in reality, there is no difference between the spiritual or religious person cause they both need that Big Other to exist and to be on the other side of the same coin…

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