Spirituality, God, And The In-Between
I came across a Facebook status that really interested me today. It was posted by a girl I used to work with, who I know from the things she posts on Facebook is a very religious Christian lady. This is what she said:
“It makes me angry & sad when I see a church that allows tarot card reading & yoga in a church!! Flame me all you want, it’s wrong!!!”
As a Christian who also practices yoga and meditation, this is very dear to my heart. I’ve found myself very attracted to what I feel are Buddhist principles, and have been conflicted over whether or not this is okay for me, given the beliefs I have been raised with. I think this conversation could apply to all sorts of spirituality, and don’t mean to narrow the conversation to the one’s that most specifically interest me.
So what do you all think? Where’s the line between Christianity and spirituality? At what point are we too stuck in our beliefs to be open to new experience? Does a new way of experiencing spirituality mean you have to give up your prior beliefs? Do Eastern practices conflict with culture? Are you any less of a Christian for being open to new ways of experiencing your own spirituality?
I’m really curious about what others think about these ideas. Remember, no attacking other people for their beliefs or values in the comments please!
[Edit: In case anyone would like more information about where this discussion came from, the woman who posted the status has referenced this site http://praisemoves.com/ for further inquiry]