Originally posted by Dasa
It is you who reject the soul and at the same time claim to accept God....is not God Spiritual?....then what is spiritual?
Please. Please. Stop the constant insults. Who do you think you are? I mean, really. What makes you think for one single moment that you need to insult people day after day after day? Please stop it.
I have no idea what you mean by "the soul". I believe in the human spirit and I believe that each person's individuality and consciousness is their "spirit". I believe that no two of these "spirits" can be identical. Our "uniqueness" therefore is the foundation of "spirituality".
Thus "spirituality" concerns this human essence, our interrelationships, and our coming to terms with the human condition through awareness and knowledge of this world. I have come to the conclusion that, for me, the existence of God - remember, I am a theist - is not especially relevant to all this.
Spirituality: "...the state or quality of being dedicated to God, religion, or spiritual things or values, especially as contrasted with material or temporal ones". My spirituality - not being based on speculation about God, and not being contorted into religion or religiosity - applies itself to the "...or spiritual things or values, especially as contrasted with material or temporal ones" part of the definition. The human essence or "spirit" is, to me, clearly something different or additional to the "material or temporal".
The question "is not God Spiritual?" is a simply non-sequitur to me.
I don't believe in the 'afterlife'. I don't believe in 'reincarnation'. They are both products of speculation and superstition without credible evidence to back them up. Having said that, I do not seek to disinvest you of your beliefs.
To me 'God' has nothing to do with the 'afterlife'. I have not received any "instructions" from God. I don't believe you have either. According to my spiritual mindmap, conjecture and aspiration about the 'afterlife' is not necessary and has no impact on my life or the way I live my life.
Life is too precious, wonderful and too much of a thoroughly spiritual experience for me to waste my time telling myself there must be something more than this
Basically I do not subscribe to the brands of "spirituality" that are constructed on (a) there must be something more than this
and (b) God has given us "instructions" and we know what they are
and (c) if we do this, that and the other, then we will live forever
I personally believe that "spiritual" dogmas, creeds and 'religious rules' rooted in these three things are on a hiding to nothing. However, you are perfectly entitled to believe what you believe. I am not a religionist. I don't seek to change your mind.