Spirituality. I think this is something intrinsically personal. It's not something you can see. What we see, is not always what is real. It's a bit baffling to me when people judge a person, family, group as intensely spiritual because they are dull as dullards, serious as spoons... and simply as chalky white as they possibly can be.
Maybe it's me... and maybe my idea of spirituality is so vastly obscure and eccentric as I am - but I believe that spirituality can walk hand in happy hand with people who are joyful, exciting, intriguing, captivating, warm, loud, funny and sassy. We don't have to walk around with a sourpuss look on our face to prove to everyone else that we are spiritual. Isn't that what the Pharisees and Sadducees were famous for? Showing people how pious they were by praying in public, marking themselves with ash and sackcloth to make everyone see just how spiritual they were?
What do you think?
My hubby has a friend who likes to argue about politics and ideas. The latest discussion his friend is proposing is that all white people should feel guilty about Jim Crow laws and slavery. My husband says people should only feel guilty for the bad things they do, not for things they had no control over, or things that didn't happen in their lifetime. My husband disagrees with his friend who says all white people are inherently racist.
In this case, I totally agree with my husband.
I believe in the second article of faith, where we are accountable for our own sins, not for Adam's sins, not for our parents, or our ancestors, or anyone else. We are responsible for ourselves.
In addition, some people think that some giant entity, gov't, org, group, etc... should compel us to donate money, reduce our footprint in this world, or even conform to a certain group's idea of piety or righteousness.
I think, there should be no compelling involved. I think we should be anxiously engaged, of our own initiative in good causes, if that is what we choose (D&C 58:27). Forcing others to do so undermines our purpose on earth utilizing the gift of moral agency, and our country's foundational code of liberty.