Friday, March 05, 2010

A Thirst for God : When Former Skinheads Convert to Judaism, You Know Something Big is Under Way for Religion in Europe

Dan Bilefsky at the New York Times reports on the
Changing Face in Poland [where] Skinhead Puts on Skullcap
"Hundreds of Poles, a majority of them raised as Catholics, are either converting to Judaism or discovering Jewish roots submerged for decades in the aftermath of World War II."
As written at PowerLine:
""There is something afoot in matters of faith -- in Germany as in France and other parts of the allegedly de-Christianized continent of Europe, according to Catholic and Protestant clergymen interviewed on a recent fact-finding tour. They spoke of an ever-growing 'thirst for God.'"
We think that this is a great thing as long as it means that men and women are taking their "spiritual" life more seriously.

This development should not be confused with many of the fundamentalist adherents of the world's organized religions, however, whose connection to true spirituality has often been subverted by political agendas and is no longer connected to any kind of a true God at all.

"True spirituality" is the genuine search for God. The organized or disorganized religious doctrines too often breed no more than brainwashed sects totally removed from any real spiritual life.

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