Sunday, June 11, 2006

Spengler: What do you want from your religion?

Why do I like reading Spengler (the Asia Times columnist, that is)? I’m not really sure, but I was probably converted by his column “Women as Priests”. His columns often end up in different places from which they start, but are always entertaining and thought provoking.

On May 31st, he posted a column on the The Da Vinci Code’s Secret of Success, which includes the following piece of wisdom:

“If Jesus' resurrection is a hoax, the Christian knows, then there is no consolation before the inevitability of death. Pop spirituality, that is, Gnosticism, works a different side of the street. Those who want spiritual advice on how to feel good in this world know where to find it; those who want to overcome death go somewhere else.”

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