What’s hot in spirituality and religion in South Africa
Those who read this blog over the last couple of weeks might have noticed the South African Annual Blog Awards vote logo in the sidebar on the right. It was an invitation to readers who liked this blog to vote for it.
Well, I don’t know how many do like this blog, and how many of those did did like it actually voted for it, but all the votes have now been tallied, and the winners and runners-up have been announced. And here are the winners and runners up in the “Religion and spirituality” category:
I think that gives a pretty good idea of the vital role played by re,ligion and spirituality in South Africa today.
In fact, one could say that it confirms the message of my recent post on Reality TV — that one can truly say of South Afrca, Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk.
Is this really where the soul of South Africa is?
Or perhaps it is just the soul of the South African blog-reading public, and the South African blog-reading public is way out of touch with South Africa as a whole.
But the South African blog-reading public has voted, and this is what turns them on spiritually. Read especially the two runners-up, and weep. Or perhaps I’m missing something. So if I am, read them again, and tell me what I’m missing.
But my son works in a Tshwane bookshop, and his observations of the taste of the South African book-buying public seems to fit pretty well with these results.
This is the soul of South Africa!
This is the best that South African religion and spirituality have to offer.
Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk.