As if they have made a superior choice. As compared to the 'masses'.
The village people practice a very superior ethic of shareing and morality. In their simple phrases one hears the bhagavad geeta, and they follow rituals of fasting, lighting lamps, going to temples, tonsureing etc. It is integrated - the spirituality is embedded in some basic religious practices. I stand by what the poor people do.
Why would a person want to identify as spiritual and not religious? What is it that he is trying to identifying with? What is it that he is trying not to identify with?"
By the same token is one's choice of calling oneself "religious" him/her superior to ones like me?
And how does one infer what anyone means when they say "spiritual"
Is that not then the root of the same bigotry that leads to killing people of a different faith? For I believe that the next step in this argument is that my religion is superior to yours. Mine is more ancient, and therefore better, compared to yours.