Thanks for your thoughtful reply Elle!

I listened to the song. “So the challenging thing becomes, not to look for miracles” … and “see a new morning come, and say it’s not a sacrament, I tell you it can’t be done” …

Sounds like Christian apologetics to me. Wrapped in soothing country tunes.

It goes to my original point: the trouble with the terms Spirituality, and also Miracles, Testament, Sacrament … is that they are loaded with religious baggage. They cannot be fully divorced from the connotation of the Church.

I think that contemplating the beauty of Nature, with the realization that it all came about without a Creator … now that is the ultimate Spiritual experience. But since that term is tainted — maybe we can settle on Transcendental instead.

Cheers, Joe

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