” I am spiritual, not religious.” This anti-creed or American culture is as close as it gets to a universal doctrine of our age. No doubt you’ve heard someone say it, or you’ve seen it on a bumper sticker. Everybody, apparently, wants to be a spiritual no one wants to be religious. What is the difference? To be a “spiritual not religious, is to have a god that doesn’t talk. As soon as God opens his mouth there is religion, doctrine, and assertions. As soon as God talks, there is truth and the truth is always distinguished from error. The desire for spirituality without religion, is the idolatrous longing of a sinful heart for a god there’s a mute.
C. Bryan Wolfmueller
Has American Christianity Failed?