Duchowość bez Boga a życie „jakby Bóg był”
Sobkowiak, Jarosław A.
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There is no one-dimensional man. A desire inscribed into the nature of human being is stronger than broadcasted ideologies or reductive anthropological concepts. Even those who methodically try to exclude God from the sphere of human quest are aware of this. An example of this is A. Comte-Sponville’s proposal to create spirituality without God. He is trying show that concepts such as faith or spiritual bond could be replaced with their counterparts – faithfulness or vision of bond as sharing without dividing. In the present article I am trying to show the inconsequence of such approach and to present the concept of living “as if God existed” as a thesis worth reflecting on. Spirituality, as understood by the author of the article, is “life of living”, a driving force that gives ultimate sense and purposefulness to human existence. Such understanding of spirituality requires faith in personal aspect – man needs such a point of adhesion to which he can refer entirely: with reason and will. A counterweight to the proposal of spirituality without God is living “as if God existed”. Such approach is not about imitating life of faith but about reminding that excluding God from the horizon of quest is just an arbitrary decision of man, and therefore it has little to do with rationality of being. The consequence of accepting this proposal is the necessity of re-defining concepts such as faith, freedom, or communication, and restoring a proper relation between faith and reason. Further consequence is the conviction that the only way to “disenchant” the world is to “enchant” it again with the hope coming from faith.
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