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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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    I literally pick and choose what I want from

    numerous different faiths and then include stuff I think up on my own as well. Because in reality, no one really knows anything so I think you can think whatever you want. I believe in God, Jesus and the Devil. I don't see them as some random people in the sky and some dude...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 5 Responses May 24

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    I definitely believe their is a god out there,

    but that doesn't mean I need to follow a religion.
    kidLeftInTheDark kidLeftInTheDark 13-15, F 3 Responses May 25

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    There's little doubt in my mind

    that we're all connected. I think the key to happiness is understanding the various forms of love. Connecting with people is magic. And "God" is a made-up thing.
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 12

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    I graduated The Hogwarts School of Wizardry at

    12. I was a 4th year student when Harry Potter joined. I moved on to begin my training as a Jedi at 13 but of course the Jedi council said I was to old. They couldn't deny my perfect score on the placement exam, however. During my teenage years I enjoyed wisdom, spiritual...
    Phaethon Phaethon 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Spirit. Creation. Was it all just energy

    that made bonds. Or was intellect in the mix. The big bang. Where everything began. But where did that sack of everything come from So that it could explode And create universes. Consciousness. Evolution Nothing became something. By accident But after the...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am convinced mercy,

    compassion and agape love are the true hallmarks of spirituality.
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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    Religion feel like it's all about rules

    and controlling what people do. You wind up having to hate people who don't think like you. If your going to have hate and killing under the umbrella of religion, what good is it?
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 7

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    I am HIGHLY spiritual,

    as I believe it is the only way to connect with people universally. I believe that religion depreciates our life as humans, and causes us to focus less on the powers we have, and more on isolating ourselves from our true nature. I also have found that religion is a pinpoint of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 20

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 9

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    Finding My Soul-Part Two

    [Author's note: be sure to read Part One first... it sets the context]CHANGES A month and a half after my second reading, Anne, my vice president suggested lunch. We walked across the street to a nearby restaurant. It was crowded, noisy and unappealing. I watched Anne take in the...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    Here is a truth: If talking to God is prayer,

    Intuition in God talking to us.
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Seeking out my spiritual journey.

    More so within in rather than religion. I believe in meditation and want to learn more. I'm not against religion as such, just the concept Of only ONE religion being correct bothers me. I believe in one God but that God takes many forms. There is one thing that binds the whole...
    FantasticWreck FantasticWreck 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    I been on this audible binge with books by

    various ex ministers that are now atheist and it has been a eye opener
    HsJ3 HsJ3 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 26

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    and when I see other people,

    I see only humans, not color, race or religion. I really hate when some people tag other people in there conversation with those three words.
    Adamsofeve Adamsofeve 26-30, M Jul 16

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    Land Of Confusion

    I don't care who the person is that is saying something. I care about what is being said. I don't care who wrote the book. I care about what is said in the book. I don't care what you have done. I care about what you are doing now. The focus seems to be a lot on who is saying...
    Abyss25 Abyss25 22-25, M 31 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Religion Vs Spirituality

    To me religion is man made and spirituality comes from within ourselves. I much prefer the latter of the two.
    waterdragon541 waterdragon541 36-40, F 11 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 5

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    Isn't it true that religious iconography serves

    a purpose of sort of belonging to a group? I mean sporting the cross sort of is like sporting a Nike or Adidas symbol. Does the symbol do anything specific for the wearer? Do you pray harder or more effective when you sport the Jesus fish or the cross necklace or run better...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Believing in God doesn't require religion.

    No religion is ever perfect but God is.
    KaylSolstice KaylSolstice 18-21, F 5 Responses May 25

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    What are your opinions on crystals

    and the new age perspective of spirituality, I.e., the "energy", "vibrations", etc., used to talk about normal things?
    absurdistt absurdistt 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 19

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    Has anyone notice certain synchronicitys?

    I for some reason keep seeing the same number 34,43.
    mawwi00 mawwi00 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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    Why not religious. The makers of the bible

    And the old testament And the koran. And believers bashing And funding american politics Despite tax exempt By separation from state. And food boxes And cars And churches And divisions based on a book That they rarely follow But take parts to bash...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Spiritual Vs Non-spiritual

    A spiritual person knows that we are all connected.  She is able to see the fullness of God in each and every person with whom she makes contact. This connection sense eliminates much conflict inside that  non-spiritual people experience. ...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 13 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    I want to surround myself with positive

    vibrations in the world, when you hang around low-vibe things and people you start to emit the same low frequencies... Love energy is in everything, everywhere... It is the most powerful inspiration that draws us into a higher place we couldn't get to on our own. I believe I am...
    Mcmille3 Mcmille3 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Anyone needs encouragement,

    love or someone to talk to. I'm just a message away :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 9

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    I don't know what I believe.

    I know I don't really enjoy going to religious places, like churches the stuff, but I am interested in learning about different religions. I'm just not a part of them. I no I believe in an afterlife. If I didn't this world would suck a lot more than it already does, but I don't...
    OneEyedDaydreamer OneEyedDaydreamer 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    Those who have experienced lucid dreaming they

    knw how a dream changes into a lucid one and that it can also change into a full obe. Its just the matter of turning the focus. Getting lost back into dream from lucidity is also possible. Just like we r lost in this dream called "reality ". The silence we experience in...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 16

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    Growing up I was led to believe that

    if you are Religious then you are Spiritual. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Most people think they are being spiritual when they go to church, but for the most part they are just mindlessly following their leaders, performing actions and following dogma...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jun 16, 2014

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    i was told that my mind is being warped

    and distorted by reading books by atheist about the bible and proving scripture to be forged, false and basically untrue. ..i was told this by a non practicing jehovas witness who turns out to be gay
    HsJ3 HsJ3 31-35, M Jul 15

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    Finding My Soul-Part One

    It’s my belief that each of us experiences God* differently. How could we not? Aren’t we, each of us, unique? I published a book several years ago which is now out of print. I’m compelled to share excerpts from that book, here. Some of my story is universal—you’ve...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    interesting reads if you have time.

    .. drunk with blood :Gods killings in the bible and strange flesh:the bible and homosexuality both by steve wells
    HsJ3 HsJ3 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Definitely more spiritual

    than religious.
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I had a moment where I saw

    that people need to fill all areas of their person. A man who pays too much attention to his outer person - the body - but does not have a control on his emotional person will - even with body progress and success - ultimately feel incomplete. A person with greet attention to...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 4

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    I grew up in the United Pentecostal Church

    and when I was younger I experienced "unexplainable phenomenon". I am not mentally ill or very emotional, mostly I deal in the rational. I was 12 or 13 when I started to question what was being taught and began searching for answers. Being not very well liked for questioning the...
    Casskid Casskid 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 7

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    There is a difference between religion

    and spirituality. Religion is believing in and worshipping some form of higher power. Spirituality is all about how your soul or spirit is affected. Being spiritual doesn't mean being religious, because more often than not religion is nothing more than a way for humans to...
    lerlyblandor lerlyblandor 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I Think Too Independently To Be Religious

    I've tried a lot of religions. I was even baptized in a baptist church when I was 15, believe it or not. Didn't last though, because everything the youth minister said, I researched and I found him to be misleading with scripture. I called him on it with questions, quoting...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Being An Empath - The Keys To The Ferrari

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. It can be divided into ability EI and trait EI. Ability EI is usually measured using maximum performance tests and has stronger relationships with...
    Phaethon Phaethon 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    I Am Cynical About Organised Religions (a Rant)

    I follow a spiritual almost paganistic outlook on life.  I follow no organised religion and would resist any approaches to do so.  Even my pagan outlook is individualistic as paganism died out several hundred years ago and any books on the subject are I believe conjecture...
    Eastsaxon Eastsaxon 51-55, M 11 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    Thou Shall Murder, Rape, Commit Adultery, Steal, Covet Your Neighbour´s Wife And Anything That Belongs To Your Neighbour. It´s OK. The Bible tells me so.

    I found this gem in the Bible that I want to share with you. It is a lovely, endearing story.  It ´s very inspiring.   It sounds like the kind of  tale us parents should read to our kids  before they fall asleep. Plus,  it also teaches our children how to behave as God´s...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    Here's a diagram I drew,

    based on the description of the various realms described in the book 'The Eternal Soul" by Andy Tomlinson.
    James1169 James1169 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Choose Life, not Religion

    I have always doubted all religion. C'mon, magical stories, demons, gods and angels. Is this stuff any different than Harry Potter? Everyone can easily see the silliness of someone else's superstitious primitive magical explanation of reality. Who believes in Thor, Zeus or...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 14 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    What I Pray To

    I am spiritual but not religious i havnt been religious since the 11th grade in highschool when i found out tht alot of the worlds biggest religions were spread threw slavery imperialism and war. The undeniable proof of this is shown threwout world espeacailly along the western...
    klegend0 klegend0 18-21, M 12 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    I believe that everyone has there own spiritual

    path to expansion.Life is a book full of blank pages and we choose to write our own paths down or fill it with the paths of those before us.
    cosmicburst cosmicburst 22-25, F 2 Responses May 26