1. congenital cynic says

    I watched the first 37 seconds and I just can’t believe that this is anything but a spoof. If this is someone who actually believes the crap coming out of his mouth, or even believes that it has any meaning, then he should be seeing a psychiatrist. Total bullshit.

  2. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    re @1:
    I may be misinterpreting it, but The title of that video: “How to be UltraSpiritual (funny)” is a subtle clue as to being a spoof. (I hope)

  3. david says

    “Reclassify all the ways you’re irresponsible under the heading “I’m a free spirit” – definitely a spoof.

  4. Acitta says

    I am Ultra Spiritual. Being Ultra Spiritual is easy as long as you define everything you do as spiritual and everything other people do as nonspiritual. If I drink too much beer and get drunk, I am just displaying my “Crazy Wisdom”. If other people drink too much they are just alcoholics.

  5. says

    Yes, it’s satire. Look at the rest of his videos, too — he does a lot of this deadpan mockery of spiritual nonsense.

  6. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    That makes my driving (an automobile) ultra-spiritual. I.E. when driving on a highway: anyone driving faster is an idiot, anyone slower is an a-hole. /joke

  7. Al Dente says

    slithey tove @8

    I’ve known for years that everyone else on the road is either an idiot or an asshole or occasionally both.

    There’s even a song about it:

  8. robro says

    Why do so many ‘spiritual’ people seem like dishonest sleazeballs? Because they’re trying too hard. It’s a competitive game, this ‘spiritual’ life.

    I once had a psychic teacher tell that it’s tough being a public psychic, particularly for money. They can be very earnest people, i.e. dishonest to themselves.

    Al Dente & Slithey Tove — You’re forgetting drunk. Anyone driving erratically is always drunk. You can practically smell the booze 3 car lengths back.

  9. Sastra says

    I’ve found that using a lot of the “spiritual” signals sometimes grants me longer discussions. Dressing like an aging hippie, munching on organic hummus, playing Enya, smiling, nodding, dropping some neutral buzz words or phrases, and speaking in a soft, gentle nonjudgmental tone lets me get far more skeptical and atheist zingers into conversations on woo . By the time they figure out you’re The Enemy it’s too late: they listened.

    I’m so grateful for simple pleasures. Namaste. Peace out.

  10. Numenaster says

    Sastra is the best stealth atheist ever. The sweet grandma-ish facade is her secret weapon.