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I Am Not Spiritual Not Religious Not Atheist Either

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    I was raised in a very religious home. I grew out of that. I went on to become a very "spiritual" person. I learned a lot. But eventually I saw how useless it is to make such distinctions. Some people call what I have become "atheist", but that is not what I call my self. I just...
    handsman handsman 41-45, M Dec 22, 2011

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