God and soul

My spiritual life has been supported of late by several blogs. Today’s post by James Ishmael Ford is worth pimping. Head on over and check out Monkey Mind: Getting Real With Religion

I’m more than comfortable with traditional religious language: god and soul are at the top of my list of useful terms. I resist those who try to insist that the definitions of these terms can only be determined by their most conservative adherents. Conservative and fundamentalist asserting this I understand. But when critics such as most of the recent spate of atheist authors do so it comes across to me like setting up a classic straw man.