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I Am Spiritual But Not Religious

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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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    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 1 Response May 9

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    timeaftertimeisnogood timeaftertimeisnogood 31-35, M 7 Responses 4 days 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 3 Responses May 25

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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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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I have this energy inside me

    that seems to rob me of my life force. If I had to describe it, it would a be a dark, fiery disturbance most potent in my chest which permeates throughout my entire body causing me insomnia, fatigue, and dullness. It has come and gone for as long as I can remember. Does anyone...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 22

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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 9

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    I dislike the idea or religion

    so much its so much separation I do respect every religion but the universe is my church and the power of spirituality. because anyone can have a connection with god. if your spirit desires it and you attract it to the universe. Im learning as I go.
    Aprilbaby4 Aprilbaby4 22-25 2 Responses May 26

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    Has anyone notice certain synchronicitys?

    I for some reason keep seeing the same number 34,43.
    mawwi00 mawwi00 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    VampGuy1 VampGuy1 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 22

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response May 26

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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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    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 6 Responses May 20

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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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    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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    Definitely more spiritual

    than religious.
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ok so here is one for the Christians.

    Jesus is said to have ascended into the sky...well Jesus and Mohammad both were said to have ascended into the sky. A few questions about this. First of which is really? Did these people really float off the surface of the earth into the sky? Second...to where? To the clouds...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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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 2 Responses May 26

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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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