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I’m Not Religious

Parshat Pekuday (Exodus 38:21-40:38)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/im_not_religious_20050311

"Please understand, rabbi. I'm very spiritual. I'm just not religious." It is the anthem of a generation. I'm spiritual: I wrestle with the meaning of my existence. I cultivate my inner life. I feel God is very close. I sense my connectedness to others and to the earth and I try to live compassionately. But I'm not religious: I'm uncomfortable in the institutions and structures of organized religion. Formal religion binds my freedom and gets in the way. I'm eclectic. I take the best of all traditions but I belong to none.

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