From King Mike Gillis:
Next week’s episode, which I will co-host with Casey Doran, will be entitled “‘Spiritual’ is a Nonsense Word.”
My argument is that the word ‘spiritual’ is practically useless because it’s a verbal Rorschach test. Everyone uses a wildly different definition for the word, so inserting it into a conversation is almost useless. Deepak Chopra means something completely different than Desmond Tutu, who means something completely different than Sam Harris, who means something completely different than Rick Warren…etc. So when someone uses the word, they tend mean one thing and their listener will hear something else. And when their are countless (and even contradictory) meanings of a word with no consensus, a word becomes entirely useless.
So we’re asking our viewers to send in their definitions of the word “spiritual” to prove me right or wrong. Please send us an email using the form in the right-hand nav. –>
Your definition might be read on next week’s episode.
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