Defining a term in a way that makes your position easier to defend.
Before we discuss the question of whether religion has a place in the modern world, it must be said that religion is a set of archaic and irrational beliefs that have no basis in fact.
According to this law [the law of Dharma], you have a unique talent and a unique way of expressing it. There is something that you can do better than anyone else in the whole world--and for every unique talent and unique expression of that talent, there are also unique needs. When these needs are matched with the creative expression of your talent, that is the spark that creates affluence. Expressing your talents to fulfill needs creates unlimited wealth and abundance.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.
People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.
Colbert: Look, do you believe there's a God?
Bart Ehrman: I'm not sure.
Colbert: So you're an agnostic?
Ehrman: That's right.
Colbert: Isn't that just an atheist without balls?Context: The Colbert Report (television show)
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