Last night, a television news program was discussing the rise of atheism. They were unsuccessful in their attempts to determine why it was happening. To me it is very simple: The spiritual understandings of modern day religions make no sense. The rationale is that you must ‘have faith.’ Such ‘faith’ is a rationalization for oblivion.
On the other hand, true spirituality makes perfect sense. However, mainstream religion has compelled the rational to throw out the baby with the bathwater, turning their backs on spirituality and becoming atheists. The leading theologians of our time need to step up to the plate, admit that they do not understand spirituality, and revamp their dark ages throwback perspective.
We can thank the atheists for standing up and saying, “The emperor has no clothes!” May they inspire a much-needed renaissance in spiritual understanding.
I am sending to following to the news program in hopes that they read it on the air:
The reason for the rise in atheism is very simple: Modern day religions make no sense. Being a very spiritual man with a scientific background, this deeply saddens me. The essential teachings of the world’s religions have been twisted beyond recognition. We can at least thank the atheists for standing up and saying, “The emperor has no clothes!”