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By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, Aug 22, 2022

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington who has also served as a financial administrator in the Diocese of Lincoln. …

According to a Pew Research survey, an increasing number of people identify themselves as “spiritual but not religious.” Deeply spiritual people believe they do not need a Creator or Creation.

Deeply spiritual people reject organized religion, although they often pick and choose religious practices. Many deeply spiritual people aim for the state of Nirvana (based on eastern religious conventions). Nirvana is purely spiritual, the state of perfect quiet, freedom, and highest happiness. It is the liberation from worldly attachments, suffering, and God’s Creation. They can run, but they cannot hide.

Deeply spiritual people seek to avoid the bondage of sensory perception that distorts their dreams. They identify comfort zones and expect everyone to abide by their imaginary safe spaces. Deeply spiritual people are otherworldly, pleasant, non-judgmental, and nice—except when others disrupt their dreams. Inwardly, they detest people who are not intensely spiritual. …

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