Read the article â€œViewpoint: The Limitations of Being â€˜Spiritual but not Religious.â€™â€ In the article, David Wolpe points to data indicating that nearly 20% of Americans identify themselves as spiritual and not religious. He suggests that the tension between being spiritual and being religious comes from opinions regarding institutions. He also suggests that spirituality is primarily internal and focused on â€œfeeling good,â€ while religion is more external and focused on personal accountability, communal membership, and social action. Wolpe does not argue that spirituality isnâ€™t important, nor does Wolpe present spirituality and religion as an â€œeither-or, choose one or the otherâ€ dilemma. Wolpe does argue that institutions, including religious communities, are â€œthe only mechanism human beings know to perpetuate ideologies and actionsâ€ and concludes that being spiritual and religious is more effective than being spiritual alone.
In your initial post, explain how the authorâ€™s thoughts on spirituality and religion confirm and/or challenge your own spiritual and religious identity.
By the way: I am muslim but I took this course as Elective .. so as a religion person I do beleive in faith of god.
so this one is a discussion ..