Joseph Sunde over at The Federalist manages to pin down the empty promises and tragic vacuousness of this pseudo-religious movement meant to make self-centered people feel virtuous. Check it out.
“We’re all looking for a soul at rest, and we’re all looking for inner peace. But where God is Self and Self is God, we ought not be surprised when we find ourselves at the mercy of human depravity, stuck in first-world ruts of self-obsession and excuse-making, afflicted by our own prosperity and privilege. The “life we want” surely requires “something more,” as Bell would say, but that certain something must be life-giving in its essence and orientation — absolutely, thoroughly, and completely.”