WE are supposed to live in a sceptical age. In fact, we live in an age of outrageous credulity.
Recent surveys show that it is not the religious, but non-believers who are more likely to believe in nonsense such as astrology, clairvoyance and the Loch Ness monster.
Recently I met with a declared atheist who I noticed wearing an angel pin. I asked her why she was wearing it and she said: “for luck’’.
In this New Age, the accepted spiritual symbol – one of the graven images perhaps – is a sweet angel on a lapel pin. It’s accepted even for atheists it seems
Angelology, like astrology and UFO-ology, has become a New Age science to be exploited.
Superstition – the acceptable atheist kind – has been sanitised, popularised and sentimentalised by fast-buck merchants posing as truth gurus.
The agnostics are lured by vacuous tomes and try to fill ill-defined yearnings with distorted and romanticised teachings on life and death.
It is tempting to embrace the spiritual darkness on the planet and become cynical and bitter. Or superstitious.
Yet, Jesus said – elevate your minds, and the truth will become clear.
Irrational gobbledygook? No, a work of art.