Is this seemingly spontaneous trend leaping out of the religious frying pan into the ‘human-spirit’ fire …?
Is it missing the phenomena of the mystic experience of Reality (MER) that drives human evolution?
Perhaps mysticism being hidden behind the secret password of ‘direct experience’ makes such oversight inevitable …
So perhaps the only solace in this current trend is its emphasis on the individual. Perhaps it’s the inevitable human flight from failed collectivism which is the antithesis of ultimately real human evolution.
Aren’t Ananias and Sapphira of the bible and today’s massively failed national attempts at collectivism a warning wreckage?
Individualism is the essence of my mystical experiences of Ultimate Reality.
So perhaps the current trend away from religions to individuality is significant enough, for now – a step along the way.
*See ‘Spiritual but not religious’ on Wikipedia for a comprehensive study of the trend.