By J. Pittman McGehee
Whereas approximately 1/2 americans establish themselves with a fundamentalist model of faith, and a large minority has rejected faith altogether, there's a great heart floor. This ebook is geared toward that massive team of people that describe themselves as non secular yet now not spiritual. In different phrases, those people who are open to encountering the divine and the transcendent, and certainly actively search those reviews. The authors aid readers enhance their knowing of the non secular nature of the psyche, the origins of myths and religions within the collective subconscious, and the ways that equipped faith has usually labored to infantilize its fans. They go away the reader with an empowered skill to say his or her personal religious authority and lead a extra ample, real life.Many of these who've left prepared faith have performed so since it has damage them ultimately or since it did not handle their wishes, but they retain a robust craving to reconnect with the divine and transcendent point of human life. As spiritual fundamentalism keeps to steer quite a bit of our nationwide discourse, and as atheistic books rank excessive on bestseller lists, the time hasn't ever been extra an important for a ebook to handle a 3rd means among fundamentalism and atheism - a fashion that encourages readers to hook up with their precise spiritual nature, whereas even as conserving their highbrow integrity and claiming their very own authority. McGehee and Thomas provide that 3rd method.
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Why would so many people buy into a rigid, dominating viewpoint that is hellbent on viewing humans as miserable, unworthy sinners? Why would anyone surrender their soul to a dry, brittle theology that is actually unhealthy and harmful, not to mention dead? In a word, it’s mostly about anxiety. ch apter 2 The Rising Tide of Anxiety and Fundamentalism The greatest problem in the world today is religion—the kind of fundamentalist religion that takes advantage of unconscious people by exploiting their fears and threatening punishment and exclusion, regardless of what part of the world it occurs in.
Why does fundamentalism have such a strong grip on the American psyche as we enter the twenty-first century, with all it promises of unprecedented freedom and progress? My colleague Jim Hollis, a prolific author 20 The Invisible Church and director of the Jung Center in Houston, describes fundamentalism as an explicit rejection of modernity and pluralism: What might be embraced as the greatest freedom to choose in human history instead stirs anxiety in many. Fundamentalism, be it religious or political or psychological, is an anxiety management technique that finesses the nuances of doubt and ambiguity through rigid and simplistic belief systems.
Was that reassuring? I considered that my trusty watch, no matter how faithfully it ticked along, was probably never exactly right. If I measured my The Rising Tide of Anxiety and Fundamentalism 27 watch against some official atomic clock somewhere that always knows “the time,” then my watch was surely always off by seconds, if not minutes. I concluded that I would rather take the living reality of my personal watch any day over the dead certainty of an airport clock, hanging on the wall with all the energy and relevance of a dead idol.