For some, claiming to “be spiritual but not religious” means they intentionally do not identify themselves with any particular tradition or set of beliefs or religious practices. Others indicate that their ultimate goal is deeper communion with God. One consequence of their chosen goal is the freedom to tweak, adapt, or even discard aspects of their tradition if those no longer aid their journey to God. This freedom can be disconcerting to the ones still devoted to those traditions. I hope I may count myself among this group of folks.