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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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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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    The Day The Lord Behaved Like A True War Criminal - Part 2

    I recently posted a story titled : 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. Like any violent blockbuster movie it has a sequel ,this is Part 2 and I have news for...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 6, 2011

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    I'm very spiritual and I don't believe in all

    this ritual stuff. I believe in having a personal relationship with Christ. I talk to Him as my friend and savior. I keep Him with me at all times. He's not the Son of God in the Bible. He's alive and wanting to be friends with everyone today if they would let Him. He's my best...
    whyisitsohard44 whyisitsohard44 41-45, F 5 Responses May 19

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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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    You hear about God in churches

    and temples; you can read about him in books but can experience God only through self realization attained by practicing definite scientific techniques. In India, religion is based upon such scientific methods. Realization is what India specialized in, those who want to know God...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 2 Responses May 28

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    For "christians": Can You Pass This Angel?

    I was once a follower of the religion of Christianity. I no longer claim to be so. And I it is with peace and happiness that I say this. The Christian religion brought me to the "Kingdom of God". And then I entered the gate and left religions behind, as they are no longer needed...
    bricmpt bricmpt 36-40, M 8 Responses Dec 11, 2010

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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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    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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    I believe in the paranormal,

    and I believe the whole environment of our world is controlled by elemental spirits, like fire, wood, water, earth and metal and nature spirits. I do not know where these come from and I would be very interested to find out, but I am not religious and therefore, I don't believe...
    AryaFairgloom AryaFairgloom 22-25, F May 30

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    We have two problems with moralism

    and moral relativism. Moralism makes moral principles the end, moral relativism denies morality. Both fail. As moralism condemns those who dont live up to certain principles, no matter how benevolent. Moral Relativism doesnt even allow values, and anything is fine...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Apr 24

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    All my life I've had Catholicism wired into my

    brain, but what I've come to realize with the Catholic Church is that it emphasizes obedience. As long as you so what they say then you're deemed holy. Since when did religion become a way to prove how many masses you can attend or the times you go to confession. We don't have...
    stayhappyitsmadi stayhappyitsmadi 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 29

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    I grew up like really catholic

    but now, I don't know. I just can't believe in a lot of that stuff anymore. I have a gay brother, a friend who had an abortion and a cousin who committed suicide. I'm supposed to believe that they're all going to hell? Nope. Not happening. If god made us and loves us then he...
    BBBritPlease BBBritPlease 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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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 1 Response Jun 16

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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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    Chance Meeting

    Agnostic: Do you have a religion? Not believing anything made me an agnostic - well I have my own sets of beliefs now but that’s the closest word to it. Pantheist: My religion is truth. I am a believer in one truth/reality. But I have a very open mind and toss around different...
    Phaethon Phaethon 31-35, M Dec 10, 2012

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    Any Advice?

    I was raised in a spiritual family and am also spiritual and decided to talk to someone from every different walk of faith (or religion if that term is more accurate) and get to know their beliefs personally instead of just assuming or reading about it. I am not going to disclose...
    FancyThis FancyThis 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    Spiritual awakening involves releasing negative

    and overcoming limiting beliefs. Being at peace deep within. The higher your positive vibration becomes, the more peace you have. There are actuators, teachers, books, organizations and spiritual beings who can assist us immensely in transcending ourselves, but "ultimately the...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Who as a Believer is one of the Few Firstfruits?

    Who can become a Survivor during the Worst Timesoftrouble coming upon all humanity? http://ttimesofttrouble.webs.com/firstfruitsandsurvivors.htm
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Jun 4

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    The Seduction

    She was introduced to her Beloved,Recognition was instant,The chase was on.Though there can only be one ending, the race must be run, and compassionate stars, so as not to be bruised by the maelstrom of her pursuit, swing aside, listening. Her wistful sighs of yearning –Her...
    nelladell nelladell 70+, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2012

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    Okay I always have others ask me

    if I believe in god. They ask that because I don't attend church anymore. Well, I do believe in god. I just don't feel like I have to attend church just to believe in him. Personally, my church is filled with hypocrites which is why I don't like going.
    yesenia33 yesenia33 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I am yes.. Most people think the two are the

    same. But to my way of thinking they are not. Being Spiritual - for me is more about, attempting to understand the meaning of life. And so then the concept of Self & Others. & ... How we matter and relate to each other, the Plant the intentions behind our birth as well...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 30 mins ago

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    Had a lovely walk through the woodlands.

    The stillness of the air, the birds in song, the melody of the stream. Beautiful. Peace to all
    matthart1234 matthart1234 26-30, M May 13

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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 4 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    I Am A Spiritual Healer

    Maybe it's just me but I can't help myself when I read that someone is struggling with life...I was put on this earth for a reason may sound weird or crazy to some... I am spiritual healer...qualified hands of healer people ask me what it is.. I say white light..it is the good...
    Kayakker Kayakker 46-50, M 8 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    Lord Prepare Me

    When I used to work as a singer, dancer, and actress, I would have to sing a song over and over all day long while I was rehearsing it with the teacher. I used to go home at night after the last session of the day and could hardly sleep because the music and lyrics of the songs...
    vewragid vewragid 31-35 3 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    I'm not religious, I'm very against organized

    religion and feel awkward and uncomfortable in religious buildings. My boyfriend grew up very religious, and he is still religious (though not as much as his parents) he asked me and guilted me into coming to church with him a few weeks ago. It was the first time in months he...
    ananchor ananchor 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I firmly believe this to be true: “Really

    important meetings between souls occur long before the bodies see each other". This happens when we reach a limit, a stage when we need to die and be reborn emotionally. And if we have nothing to lose, or if we are full of enthusiasm for life, then the unknown reveals itself...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F Apr 12

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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 13 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    I now pursue love. We love

    because God loved us. That is one verse I hold true to my heart and I live my life doing whatver I can to spread love. Even if it's through listening to my friend vent for an hour on the phone or deciding on night to make dinner instead of my mom. I pursue love because God gave...
    stayhappyitsmadi stayhappyitsmadi 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    Who's Spiritual?

    I'm not sure we have agreed on what spirituality is, though most of us have definite ideas of what it is not. My definition would not include anything about the paranormal and it would not mention religion or belief.I wonder if we could agree that spirituality involves living...
    nelladell nelladell 70+, F 8 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    Despite my scientific credentials I have a

    spiritual need. Awareness of it is half the remedy. I study as an Asatru.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I am not perfect but I believe in Jesus

    and know he has saved me but I respect other people and you are free to believe what you want I don't Jude that's not my job
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    The morals of religions are structured

    and good for spiritual and emotional development, why cant I just practice morals with out being tied to a faith?
    slugkitty slugkitty 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13

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    Not sure why people come up to me

    and say things like "Oh you must go to church every Sunday" or "you are definitely a child of God." Why? Because I'm friendly? Sorry guys. Don't believe in a God. Nope...just a nature worshiper.
    VerbingNoun VerbingNoun 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Sometimes u desperately need to take a shower

    just to come to bed and sleep. I just came to bed after shower. Its an experience of cleanliness. This body is the temple of god. U shud take care of it. I am weigh over weight. I just wanted to share. Good nyt every one. God bless you all.
    chetu2411 chetu2411 26-30, M May 30

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    What is past being history cannot be changed.

    Reality this day worldwide is what it is and cannot be changed; and the coming tomorrows for all mankind bringing suffering during the worst timesoftrouble which have ever before been on this earth also cannot be changed because our end through self destruction has already...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M May 20

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    I Am Fallen

    I will make this short (pssh, maybe not). 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...
    Phaethon Phaethon 31-35, M 9 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Worship His Way

    We can claim to know and love God, but if we are not worshiping and praising Him every day, we are in the dark about who He really is. "Although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were...
    vewragid vewragid 31-35 Apr 28, 2013

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    “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become

    what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
    ChiNguyen ChiNguyen 22-25, M May 9

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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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    Sometimes I feel like I have not a God,

    but some angel sent just for me to guide and watch my every move and to hold my hair back when I'm drunk and puking. (I never get puke in my hair because of this) So vain, right?
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 1 Response May 28

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    Exit Point

    THE EXIT POINT     What is an exit point? Do we as living breathing souls have an exit point through which we come into being who we are, on this energy field of the physical world, our earth? Do we leave this plain through a predetermined exit point? Is our entire...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    I feel more peace and closer to "God"

    than I ever did when I was religious
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 4 Responses May 14

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    I was baptized catholic

    but raised as a Christian. I can remember as a little boy my mother talking to me about this divine creator named Jesus. I honestly didn't think anything of it at the time because I was a kid. But as I got older, I began to feel an unexplained warmth and sense of love. As more...
    latinounico latinounico 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I guess I'm an eclectic spiritual person.

    I take pieces from almost all "religions" and form it to fit me.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Religion Limits Spiritual Growth

    I believe that caging ones self inside any one religion limits spiritual growth. When we put those blinders on, we block out teachings that may come our way.Everyone has their own truth. When we connect and communicate, we share our truth. I take a little of your truth and you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    Supply And Demand

    It's all about balance I guess.   I believe that life, that is all living things, is the personification of love. Maybe we are love, but in a human form,  made up of what I imagine to be "love particles." And I also believe that when we interact with one another we...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 21 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    Empowering Lesson

    A friend was in terrifying danger and I had no way to get news. I was standing in my living room thinking of the situation and, I suppose (my notes don't tell), crying to That Which I Call God. Suddenly I was frozen in place and a robed figure appeared from/in the ether. I...
    nelladell nelladell 70+, F 7 Responses May 22, 2013

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    Lifestyle For a Man of God

    http://timeoftroubles.webs.com/philippinelifestyle.htm
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M Apr 28

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    DO YOU TRULY THINK ABOUT GOD?

    WHEN YOU DO WHERE IS YOU'RE MIND? ON YOUR OWN DESIRES OR ON HIS EXPECTATIONS OF YOU? http://ttimeofttrouble.webs.com/howmuchdoyoulovegod.htm
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 3 Responses May 19

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    I enjoyed reading this article,

    its pretty much how I grew up. Going through the motions of christianity without any authentic belief. Just keeping the social wheels greased. I do not mind too much as I have nothing major against religion, but I cannot understand why people who have faith in XYZ would want...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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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 14 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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