Cult – true believer
Religious – community conformity
Spiritual- religious lazy, all the “virtue” none of the effort
A question I’m often asked is this: “What do you think about ‘spirituality’?” My response is this: the term is so elastic that it can stretch to cover everything from traditional religious belief to simple awe before the beauty of landscapes, music, or great art. Since the word has been so often co-opted—most notoriously by the Rice University sociologist Elaine Ecklund—to pretend that those who see themselves as “spiritual” can be lumped in with religionists, I prefer to avoid the term completely. “Emotionality before ______” (fill in item here) covers it pretty well. If you must use the term, or say that you’re “spiritual,” define what you mean immediately and precisely.
So here, from College Humor, is The Church for People Who are Spiritual but Not Religious.