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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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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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    The main "objection" I have with religion is

    that it is very personal, yet it uses common terms. When you mention the word God, everyone nods understandingly while linking their personal meaning to it that may be somewhat different from what I mean. Therefore I prefer to avoid such "well known" terms. Not talking about...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    People better stop focusing on trying to prove

    whether God exists or not and focus on their own well being and spiritual path. God can not be proven or disproved and if you were as smart as you thought you were, you would stop wasting time on trying to do it.
    attitudegirl2003 attitudegirl2003 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 10

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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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    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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    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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    Being spiritual doesn't mean you can't set

    boundaries, be flirty and sexy, appreciate material comforts, make mistakes and do silly things, freak out or get angry, or any other human stuff... Being spiritual means knowing that you're connected to an energetic higher force, you have the choice of making a conscious effort...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    "Why Sex Should Be Treated As A Spiritual

    Practice" http://themindunleashed.org/2014/03/sex-treated-spiritual-practice.html
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 5

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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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    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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    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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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    http://www.bibliotecapleyades.

    net/mistic/mistic_10.htm
    ShesSpiritual35 ShesSpiritual35 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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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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    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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    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...
    MaryflockingPoppins MaryflockingPoppins 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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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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    New start-up animation project about astral

    projection. See what it's all about here: http://www.gofundme.com/heremayappear
    nvoyack nvoyack 18-21, M Jun 28

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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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    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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    We have fought more on the basis of our

    religion.I thought religion was meant to lead us to feel our better selves and work towards peace.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 9 Responses Jul 16

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 9

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    Definitely more spiritual

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

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    mom and grandma made sure I stayed confused

    about religion. one took me to catholic church and taught me how to follow there sunday ritual, the other took me to christian church and taught me not to believe in catholics ??
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 11

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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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    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 7 Responses Dec 11, 2010

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    Never take decisions of ur life based on

    impulses you get. Impulses are short lived. What u actually want to achieve in life ? What should be the way u live ? These sort of questions which decides the flow of ones life shud never be answered and attended to based on inner impulse. Even animals act based on impulses...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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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 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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    timeaftertimeisnogood timeaftertimeisnogood 31-35, M 7 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm not religious by any means anymore.

    Although I believe i. God I believe more so in Scientology. because it takes the God idea and makes it more modern and r accepting of more things.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response May 26

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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 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 2 days ago

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    There is something out there higher

    than all of us, it's not a man or woman, not a "God", it is energy. #higherpower
    higherminded higherminded 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 29

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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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    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 10 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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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 like the group experience in a worship

    service. I just keep my own spirituality and beliefs to myself and stay out of church politics.
    recalculator recalculator 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I was raised predominantly Catholic,

    by my mother's family (parents divorced). My father's family was Protestant. So I consider myself a non-denominational Christian, I believe in the humanity of Christ's teachings and faith in a higher power. What I don't believe is that any church of man is necessary to know...
    mooshie33 mooshie33 36-40, M 1 Response May 11

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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