More Likely to Quote Star Wars than the Bible: Generation X and Our Frustrating Search for Rational Spirituality

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While this book is not directly about Star Wars or the Bible, it does point to a cultural reality, that a large portion of Generation X turned away from religion in their search for spirituality. This book explores that search. It is a must read for anyone from Generation X who has ever struggled with his or her spiritual identity. The central question is simple: Is there any way to be spiritual without denying rationality? This book does not provide a rock solid answer to that question, but it does explore the limits of the choices that are available to us and provides ideas about what a trans-rational approach to spirituality might look like. The goal is to start a conversation, not provide absolute answers. Written in unapologetic language by a self-described GenX poster child, and riddled with pop culture quotes, this book will spur you to think, and most certainly challenge your ideas about religion and spirituality.

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Gudjon Bergmann is, in many ways, a poster child for Generation X. He was a mullet-wearing, bullied, baby-faced Duran Duran fan in the eighties; rebellious rocker with the tattoos to prove it in the nineties; recovering alcoholic after rebelling too much in the late nineties; yoga teacher and motivational speaker in the first decade of the new millennium, suffering from an affliction he calls premature holiness; and then author, stay-at-home dad, and meditation teacher in recent years, logically picking away at spirituality, searching for practical applications and intersections between spiritual principles and rationality.

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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 126 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.0in. x 0.3in.From the introduction: We are Generation X, born between the mid-sixties and early eighties, raised in the shadow of the Cold War in industrialized Western nations. Underneath our consumer-friendly faade loomed a near-constant fear of nuclear annihilation. Images of disintegrating people and houses that turned instantly to ashes haunted our dreams. We were the first latchkey-kid generation. Our parents believed in free love, and for many of us, that meant broken homes. We are known to be anti-authoritarian, anti-institutional, and notoriously antireligiousmore likely to quote Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Monty Python, or Star Trek than the Bible. We are self-reliant, intellectual, discerning, and postmodern to a fault. Be this as it may, an increasing number of us find that something is missing . . . something vague . . . somethingdare I sayspiritual. . . In utter frustration, Generation X, more than any previous generation, has asked the question: Isnt there any way to be spiritual without denying rationality This book attempts to answer that question. As such, it is a must read for anyone from Generation X who has ever struggled with his or her spiritual identity. More than anything else, this book is an attempt to start an important cultural dialogue. You will want to discuss the ideas it has to offer, as they affect your life directly. The book begins with gusto, offering a sensible critique of current spiritual choices, everything from going to church to practicing twelve step spirituality to becoming spiritual-but-nonreligious, and then moves on to explore what it has meant for us to be the first postmodern generation. Finally, the book ends by demonstrating what a trans-rational approach to spirituality could look like. Written in unapologetic language by a self-described GenX poster child, and riddled with pop culture quotes, this book will spur you to think, and most certainly challenge your ideas about religion and spirituality. By the end, it will bring you closer to a personal approach that includes, but is not limited to, rationality. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781507863589

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