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The Core Beliefs of America's "Spiritual but Not Religious" Teachers

In his book Bad Religion, Ross Douthat examines the core beliefs of America's wave of "spiritual but not religious" teachers such as Deepak Chopra, James Redfield, Eckhart Tolle, Paulo Coelho, Neale Donald Walsch, Oprah Winfrey, and Elizabeth Gilbert (the author of Eat, Pray, Love). Douthat claims that their "creed" shares the following four beliefs:

1) All organized religions offer only partial glimpses of God (or Light ...

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