A 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Democrat Speaks

Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski says that God is "on the river . . . in the mountains."


By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

You don't often hear American politicians who hail from the burgeoning "spiritual but not religious" demographic discuss their beliefs, but Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski's did yesterday on National Public Radio. Here's what the two-term Democrat said:

I must admit, I may not be as religious but I'm very spiritual—and I believe if there is a God, this is where he lives. He's on the river, he's in the mountains—this is what it's all about.

I would be interested to hear from believers if this take on God is compatible with their own views, or whether it hews closer to nature worship. Spiritual but not religious folks: What do you think?