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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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    Every answer to every question we have is

    already inside of us. The problem is that most people look to others for those answers. Or they look to others for validation to ignore the truth. But denial is not a case for redemption, it's a sentence nothing short of darkness.
    btorn btorn 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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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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    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 14 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    If your mind or intelligence does not get

    entangled with any identity including your body, including your own thought process, including your own emotions, spiritual process is very natural...if your intelligence is not entangled with anything, it's very natural for your intelligence to enquire and open up different...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I don't recall Christ say,

    "go forth and make my word a billion dollar industry!"
    whall1971 whall1971 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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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 7 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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    MARIANNE WILLIAMSON VIDEO: "THE SPIRITUAL

    PURPOSE OF RELATIONSHIPS" http://www.supersoul.tv/supersoul-sessions/marianne-williamson-the-spiritual-purpose-of-relationships/
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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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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    Not into organized religion.

    I don't like being criticized for having my own thoughts, feelings, or opinions. Religion is a forced thing in my opinion. I do believe in a higher power at a certain degree, I'm still working out that one. I do believe Jesus was a real man with real purpose. I don't agree with...
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    A shopkeeper of toy's shop was resting in his

    stores one afternoon. Some random foreigner came to him and said that ur products r really good and u shud sell them in my country. Shopkeeper asked then what ? Foreigner replied these will be loved so much by my people as they r not available there.. u shud then open a grand...
    om2013 om2013 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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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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    Not sure if the word would be "Spiritual"

    but anyway, it may well define some sort of difference between religion (easier to understand as a concept) and something that takes place in the mind and refers to things not materialised in our life... People may call it spirit, soul, etc, the label is not so important as the...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    Everyone wants peace,

    happiness, security, stability in their life but we all are seeking it in wrong places. Beings r troubled only cause they have moved out of their center but we attend to all the problems except the source of all those problems. We are like fallen gods. Our action are like a...
    om2013 om2013 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 31, 2015

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    "You are given the gifts of the gods,

    you create your reality according to your beliefs. Yours is the creative energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in."
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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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 26-30, M 30 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 4, 2015

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    i believe in god i do pray

    but i dont go to church.. everyone is different god knows my heart and desires.
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2015

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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 2 Responses May 25, 2015

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    I like to think of humans

    and our relationships with our souls as something similar to a wireless router and a cellphone. Our souls are the routers that generate WiFi signals, and our human bodies are the receivers/phones. Our souls broadcast a signal to whichever body can receive it, to experience...
    EatMyWaffleTaco EatMyWaffleTaco 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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    What binds the soul to the body?

    anyone got some leads on this :)?
    Readfornotes Readfornotes 31-35, M 14 Responses Jan 27

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    In reality we dont have anything more

    than just a mind, body which we can call ours right at this moment. This body also we will have to give up at the time of death. Make the best of what u have and which u have to deal with all the time, mind! Instead of setting up and making everything else right in life. Rest of...
    om2013 om2013 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 1

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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 4 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    TheNightAfter TheNightAfter 26-30, M Dec 20, 2015

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    Every body has a philosophy of life,

    means he/she has a prospective to see the life or have some definition to live the life... More success means more strong believe system .... Definitely we will have different philosophy bcoz everyone of us is going through different state of evolution, different mental status...
    Ohm13 Ohm13 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Just thought I would post this photo attached,

    ,,, love and light to you all.
    uncorkyoursoul uncorkyoursoul 56-60, M 5 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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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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    Read this beautiful article.

    ^^ "More than individual happiness, if we decide and work for the betterment and welfare of the people, for the happiness of everyone, together as a whole community...that benevolence will in itself bring happiness and well-being, not just personally to us, but also to everyone...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2015

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    I have always felt in the minority.

    At home in Potchefstroom my father told me we were outnumbered by the black population by almost four to one effectively. Being Roman Catholic too added to that incredibly, since most Afrikaners there were Dutch Protestants. We moved to Gibraltar, and yes there are Catholics...
    Liebenbergmrl Liebenbergmrl 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 8, 2015

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    i don’t care for religion

    but i’m all for elevating the mind and imitating the divine after all, we’ll be nothing but a campfire story told by entropy at the end of time. maybe you have a habit of holding on to ghosts just don’t let your mind go soft dance with the cold flow with the sorrow in the...
    Akaizia Akaizia 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I just started my Youtube channel yesterday I

    really want to help people live a healthier happier lifestyle while connecting back to Source if your interested check me out and subscribe =) you can find me @Asriel Asitgets
    AsrielAsItGets AsrielAsItGets 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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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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    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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    My religion is any technique

    that works for my soul. I respect and embrace every knowledge that makes my soul feel lighter. I think that is the basic idea of religion too, which no one tells you... That you should put all such "truths" to test before accepting it.
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 was raised religious,

    but due to a multitude of un answered questions i have no use for organized religion. But we all need to believe in our fellow human beings. Cautiously give them the benefit of doubt. People all want love, or to be loved .....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    I am far from being religious.

    I do not believe in another imperfect human being, tell me how I should live my life. When they know nothing about me. Religion is practiced. It's man made. And I don't need to practice life. I'm living my life. And I am a strong believer in doing what makes YOU happy. I don't...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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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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    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 5, 2015

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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, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 5, 2015

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    how wonderful it is to believe in a higher

    force call it God, Universe, Father Sky..... and to believe it bless us all the same way I feel safe and I live my life trusting on Divinely inspired synchronicities As i dont really believe in coincidences This belief frees me 💜
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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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...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 5 Responses May 24, 2015

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    Tonight I'll have a dream of you.

    We need to speak. Lucid dreaming
    earthchild825 earthchild825 22-25, F Dec 21, 2015

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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, 2015

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