why do we view spirituality in such a singular way? why don’t more people, by choice and not just birth, practice/study multiple religions? i mean i guess it depends on how you define your religious belief. like this would only pertain to those who don’t take biblical stories literally. i know there is traditionally conversion and bloodline stuff, but there are people who ideologically align themselves with religion without being part of a visible part of organized religion. what about someone who is spiritual and could be like “yeah, jesus says some pretty neat stuff, but i’m down with buddha too”?
probs not a totally legit comparison, but kind of like some folks view sexuality/relationships in that: there is variety in what is found appealing. different things, not necessarily found in the same place or person, can all resonate. ideas, interests, and desires are frequently less mutually exclusive than we initially make them out to be.
this is just a random stream thought coming from a sleepy atheist born+raised jew