The teaching of “spirituality” not only separates us from each other, but tragically, it separates us from ourselves, because theologians taught and teach that the best part of our spirits are not with us, but rather, belong to the creator of the universe, and that we will be either judged as being worthy of salvation, or will have to suffer for eternity, depending on how the creator “feels” about out systems of belief and our performances. From my perspective, we have two choices: we can either believe that the universe was created by an entity that designed extreme suffering and extreme judgment as part of its plan “¦ or, we can believe (as did Stephen Hawking, before he died) that the universe always existed, and will always exist “¦ no creator or creation involved.

June Vandermark
McBride, B.C.