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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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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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    VampGuy1 VampGuy1 22-25, T 2 Responses Apr 22

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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 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I think that anyone has the right to believe

    whatever they want, so long as it does not harm or oppress another in anyway. I just wish others would return that in kind. I love hearing about others religions because they fascinate me, as long as a person does not try to continually convert me. I'm just trying to find...
    ellequence ellequence 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Spiritual Evolution

    I grew up a devout Missouri Synod Lutheran. My parents were very involved in the church, holding key roles in the church's school and governance, leading me to spend several days a week at the church throughout my youth. Because of this intense and singular exposure to a certain...
    777Brad 777Brad 56-60, M 9 Responses Jul 23, 2013

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    Just believe. What if you are believing out of

    a wrong motive? What if you are afraid? As humans we live with the understanding we will die. What are some older than Jesus teachings about life after death? Living now is important as living after here I would say. In fact if there is a review and grade post death... How we...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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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 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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    I feel like I am being told

    that I should be something I'm not. I am spiritual but not religious. I don't want to be part of any religion. And I feel that my relationship with God is my relationship with him and that he knows me better than anybody. God knows what my purpose in life is. And no other person...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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

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    I've figured out how to make sure to have an

    out of body experience. I listen to soft instrumental music for 20-30 min and clear my mind by focusing only on the music. Then when the time is up I am so relaxed I can easily just sit up out of my body or float out. But be warned. Things out of body are very different from...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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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    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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    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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    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 22

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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...
    TakingBackReality TakingBackReality 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Believing in God doesn't require religion.

    No religion is ever perfect but God is.
    KaylSolstice KaylSolstice 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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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 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Is it a crime against employers to call home

    and let your family who is waiting for you to know that you will be an extra 2 hrs? My wife is afraid of her bosses being upset with her when they ask her to work longer but doesn't care if I am waiting and wondering what is happening! I have things to do...and her mother came...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response May 9

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    What you think, you become.

    What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. ~BUDDHA
    KaySurrah KaySurrah 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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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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    I am Jewish. I was raised in a non-orthodox

    Jewish home. Mom was Jewish; Dad was not. My mother enrolled my sister and I in an Orthodox Jewish preschool. Then public school, but Sunday school. Then Hebrew school, and then a Bat Mitzvah. I was taught that God is the almighty and we must pray to him everyday in order to...
    dwood20 dwood20 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    jjbatty jjbatty 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I'm thinking the wonderful complexity of the

    known world is fabulous Let us allow tht the unseen unknown is fully more complex
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Everyone always asks me

    whether i am religious or not and it really annoys me. I dont mean to offend people who do believe in god but i just dont see how one man can sit back and watch all the earthly suffering. I believe in spirits because of my family but in now way on earth do i believe in god.
    KeliseLovesBVB KeliseLovesBVB 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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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 ??
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 3 Responses May 11

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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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    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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    Society and its people will call you many

    things. They will praise your achievements, insult your tendencies, even question your abilities. Changing yourself to satisfy the demands or the emotions you have towards it only molds you into their image. Words mean nothing. How one can take offense is beyond me. This is one...
    SerMarcus SerMarcus 31-35, M Mar 14

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

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

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    Someone who knows about chakras should MSG me

    so I can figure out which one is blocked
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses May 3

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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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    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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    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 forming a group

    for those gifted with the lack of emotions and personal well being. If this sounds like you, you like me, are the remnant of a spirit few know about or have witnessed. If you wish to learn more message me and I will be sure to get back to you.
    SerMarcus SerMarcus 31-35, M Mar 17

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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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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I accept the wisdom of all religions

    and discard the rest.
    tazman01 tazman01 66-70, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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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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    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 11 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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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 66-70, F 6 Responses May 22, 2013

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    Reposted from www.preparefor4d.

    wordpress.com Thoughts on Religion and the Bible Before anyone gets silly with me please understand there are my thoughts and feelings. The truths that resonate with me. I am very spiritual and absolutely believe in a Creator, Source, God and Goddess, or whatever you choose...
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 4 Responses May 16, 2014

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    Everyone always asks me

    whether i am religious or not and it really annoys me. I dont mean to offend people who do believe in god but i just dont see how one man can sit back and watch all the earthly suffering. I believe in spirits because of my family but in now way on earth do i believe in god.
    KeliseLovesBVB KeliseLovesBVB 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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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