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I Am Spiritual, Not Religious

For everyone who believes in a higher power, be it God, Great Spirit, or whatever you may call it, but doesn't necessarily blindly believe any of the "Holy Books" that every religion has. 3,205 People

    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able

    to entertain a thought without accepting it" I am a baptized Roman Catholic, but non-practicing. I do believe in God, though but what I do not have is a religion that agrees with my views. So today I was "lured" into attending a Friday worship/bible study with the Church of...
    Magneshium Magneshium 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Once you connect, once you have opened yourself

    up and recalled the truth, once you have remembered God and yourself, then you can see clearly. It's hard to watch what goes on around me, it's hard to be here still. It's painful to watch so many of my brothers and sisters, having moved so far away from what they truly are. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 2

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    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    There is this women around the corner

    who praises Jesus if the wind blows she was just clapping on the side walk. Probably saw the Holy Spirit. It is people like this that make me not religious. We are all sinners in gods eye so you have no place to judge me. Besides that I have a problem with people speaking for...
    Thundakatt Thundakatt 36-40, F 1 Response May 19

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    Yin/Yang of an OLD Soul

    I knell at the temple of the soul To be touched with divine love The hunger is thirsted The now is the word The word is love The truth is love To be filled and flow over The grail cup embodied in light Flying to the moon and back in pure delight Power… Wisdom… Love In...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F Dec 21, 2011

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    Why Lock God In?

    You can’t box in or place this pure entity in boxed words…. Like truth “It has no boundaries” That is why……. The shift is occurring so that the OLD ways of religion can no longer contain hold the never ending expanding pure essence that all is….. Peace to All!
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 15, 2011

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    I believe there is some kind of God,

    and I believe there is some kind of afterlife. But I do not claim to know what God or the afterlife is like. And I do not believe other people who say they know. I also realize that just because *I* believe there is a God and an afterlife, does not mean that this is actually...
    PopcornForDinner PopcornForDinner 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    From my spiritual experiences,

    I have learned that religion actually calibrates your consciousness to your lowest frequency of being, the 3rd dimension.
    nagaprincess nagaprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    What follows here? Its just me,

    my thoughts, my ideas. I have no axe to grind. I share my thoughts here not so much for the sake of anyone who might read them but for my own sake. I need to put it down on paper, even if the paper is virtual. It helps me to understand myself. So, having said all that I say this...
    JuzTmi JuzTmi 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 11

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    I believe what I want

    and don't shove my beliefs down other people's throats. I wish no one would try to convince people to abandon their believes, just to follow their own.
    VioletCarroll VioletCarroll 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Wonderings Of A Child's Mind

    As far back as I can remember, I have questioned religion, all of them. I began my own research to find A Truth. So many different kinds of teachings, everyone is walking in different directions. Which way do I go? One of my first memories was of me sitting in a Baptist Church...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    religion is not the same

    as it used to be, not enough people are in a religion to be committed. its not the religion, its the people who are in it the youth of today are not inspired by what religion is supposed to promise them, but instead they are inspired by the pleasure that they're evil desire...
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Damn, the things I could type on here

    if only I could describe my thoughts. I feel like the only thing holding me back from changing the world is this lack of communication that holds me back at every step of my life. I wish I could describe some thoughts I have had pertaining to theories I life and spirituality...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    religion in this modern day

    and age is corrupted! generations and generations have changed the way religion is viewed and how much it is supposed to be valued! don't get me wrong, religion is a beautiful thing but its the people who are in it that make it corrupted for example, some muslims' claim that it...
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I may sound extremely opinionated here,

    I apologize. I believe atheists are ignorant. (Not including agnostic atheists) I believe it is wrong to deny any POSSIBILITY of a god or higher being. I understand you cannot PROVE gods existence, however you cannot disprove it either. I believe we have to at least be open to...
    Spurtheblackdog Spurtheblackdog 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 11

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    Religion has become something

    that it wasn't meant to be in the first place. I hate religion. I am Christian, but I do not like to be known as that. I'm a girl who has a growing relationship with Christ & that is all that matters. It's so sad to see people hate Christians because some of them are judgmental...
    adventuretimer adventuretimer 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I just want to get some opinions on my

    relationship(we're gay). please no hate. I am an atheist(but I'm not against religon) and I'm (kinda)dating this guy who is very religious. a lot of people think it's weird that we are (kinda)dating. any thoughts?
    Imjustdone Imjustdone 16-17, M 2 Responses May 2

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    Growing up, religion was never forced on me by

    my parents. I never felt pressures to believe in a god I knew very little about. I certainly am not trying to belittle anyone who has a strong faith. I've always wondered if anyone who does have a strong faith has ever questioned themselves. How can you ever be so sure?
    giib giib 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned

    has to do with two kinds of smart. I sum it up like this: Intelligence is learning from your mistakes, but wisdom is learning from the mistakes of others. Intelligence is hard earned and often painful. To get it, you must lose money; you must lose face; sometimes you even lose...
    OceanLock OceanLock 26-30, M Dec 26, 2013

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    The Soul’s Twin Vision

    Perception the key to unveil the truth Imagination will loosen illusions grip These two fundamentals perception/imagination the tools of the seeker Help us to step beyond the chains of the human mind They will lead you into the alter of love Where the universal one mind welcomes...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    I have been on this journey

    since a young child. Death has been after me for years, however something saw it important for me to stay here. As a child I almost died due to lack of air, however someone breathed into me and i survived. At a later age i drown and am brought back with anothers breath once more...
    Asterion777 Asterion777 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Spirituality Is Freedom

    For me spirituality is freedom. Religions contain so many rules and can be very restricting. Although, of course, a lot of what religions teach is wonderful and loving. But I think that religons makes us forget that we are all a spark of God, that God is in everyone of us and...
    moa moa 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    joyfullady joyfullady 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    Extremely Anti-religious

    From my point of view all religions are man made... if there is a god then he's the same for everyone and he's not waiting for one to follow this or that religion to take him to "heaven".. the point is that all the so called  "messengers of god" have...
    pepperony pepperony 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    “No same man could walk through the same

    river twice, as the man and the river have since changed.” Heraclitus Impermanence is the very nature of life.In fact, change is just another word for living—“to live” means “to change.” But few people go through life truly conscious of this fact. We “get it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 29

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    I am an overthinker. Religion is hard

    for me because I think about too much. If I am Christian, am I say all other religions are wrong? What if as a child I hadn't been introduced to God? Would I go to hell for not knowing? I don't believe in any religion or that any religion is more wrong or right that the other. I...
    moonchild621 moonchild621 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 7

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    I Have Tried Religion - Man Made

    I am very spiritual, but I have learned thru trial and error that the answers are not in what others say is the truth.  I have learned to do research and I adopted what felt right for me deep in my soul.  My research as shown some very interesting things, like the bible...
    krazeeKimberly krazeeKimberly 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    I grew up a Christian.

    I still go to church here n there and talk to God often. I recently moved to NC and is currently staying with my friend (who recently become Muslim) and her husband who has been Muslim. I openly expressed I was not moving here to become a Muslim, I was moving to build a life in...
    ericasohumble ericasohumble 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    Morning Yoga practice in the wood.

    The breeze through the trees and the tweet of the birds was absolutely serene.
    QuietlyQuesting QuietlyQuesting 31-35, F Jun 23

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    Serenity

    In learning about philosophy and history, we talked about religion. Primarily, yoga is NoT a religion; but a mere belief to attain the spark of divinity within yourself, regardless of what religion you may have. There is a prayer written by a theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr. It is...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Religion reminds me of a mammoth cage

    that encloses people in like zoo animals. Although, most feel free and feral, they're limited intellectually and creatively. Spirituality seems more vague and more realistic. It opens the cages of the mind, deletes deities and rituals.. It eliminates stereotypes and encourages...
    FlamingoFetus FlamingoFetus 13-15 1 Response Apr 27

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    GOD hates religion. He loves worship.

    GOD is love. I've had many spiritual experiences, I've been through hardships and at first I used to blame GOD and say why are these things happening to me? I used to curse his name but, I realized earth is the closest thing to hell GODS believers will go through. When we go to...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I believe a Divine entity exists.

    It has many names and many facets. Each human is unique. Ones connection to the Divine will be equally so. I believe that Divine entity desires to intmately connect with each individual. If one is open to the connection the Divine will guide one to the perspective that is true.
    QuietlyQuesting QuietlyQuesting 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    White Light, Dark Light Or Grey Light?

    Every atom is a mini universe with all the majesty of the one we reside in.  Every mind is another universe.  There is a whole cosmos within your head to explore.  Sometimes we need to try to stop conquering the outer universe and instead explore the inner one in our head that...
    badbinary badbinary 36-40, M 6 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    This year I am going to explore my spirituality

    I am tired of talking to god through prayer I am going to listen to god through meditation
    Endlesslover Endlesslover 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 1

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    Its less moronic. And less painful.

    And helps more internally. And lets me care about the true humans.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 21

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    The Divine Feminine

    A poem, from the Gnostic gospels...one of the many portions of the Bible depicting the feminine as divine..with spirituality and sexuality described as inextricably linked.  It was also, not surprisingly, one of the many portions of the Bible denounced as "heresy"  by church...
    SweetGG SweetGG 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    You Make Your Own Music

    Ring tone of your soulYour craft dipped in magicSlow in motion fast in devotionSlipped by the road to DamascusYour hands are the toolsYour heart is full of courageTo bring change beyond human comprehensionCall me names of confusionI am not your slave human mindI make my own music...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    I believe in the religion of myself.

    I will ask for guidance from enlightened spirits , but I never pray to the source of our existence. We as humans only use a portion of our brain, we cant fathom what actually happens when we die . Religion only creates hate and division
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Constant Companions

    My eyes have always just radiated to you To lie in bed and wonder what you are up to Not realizing the guidance of your light Just knowing that you are my home Just knowing that you are their Even now in the daylight hours your presence is felt Thanks you stars Thank you lights...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F Feb 5, 2012

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    I am a spiritual person not a religious person,

    I'm also an empath too! I've always been curious about the ability of photo connectivity, I can hear and talk to spirits so it's just something I've always wanted to do. If anyone can do this, I'd love to hear about your experiences with it! Tasha
    FitnessFreakTash FitnessFreakTash 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Your Beliefs In Relgion, Spiritual And Even You Dont.

    I love to understand what people believe in spiritual ways, and even if they dont think there is a God. I can understand to a point where you are coming from and respect that. Its part about you, beliefs, your culture, and way that you were raised. I am not going to argue with...
    shelleyneeds shelleyneeds 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    Religion scares me honestly.

    To me religion is everything that can go bad. For example, the bible says people that are left handed are going to hell because it's a sign of evil. Like seriously? Oh and I have red hair and red hair is a sin because Eve apparently had red hair and ****** up human kind. People...
    Shyandsilent17 Shyandsilent17 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    Religious Ignorance

    Over the years I have spoken to a great many individuals attached to various religious organization, and recently through EP I have managed to expand on these encounters and confirm what I had believed to be a pattern amongst these missionaries; be them officially holding that...
    WrathAngel WrathAngel 36-40, F 9 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I was brought up Catholic

    but I don't agree with many of their teachings. Don't get me wrong- they teach some good things like loving your neighbor, compassion to the poor and all that but when they say don't do this or don't do that- then that's when I kind of step back and think, "But hold on, we have...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T 1 Response Jun 13

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    To Be - The Being In

    The being to BE The being to be out of the jail of the human mind The being to be all that is known now That can Be in the Be The being the vibration of the notion That that God particle floating around and through (hix particle) Is the love you are looking for is at your mind...
    1UNITY 1UNITY 56-60, F Nov 10, 2012

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    I Am A Child Of God

    Love to knowI do not follow any religionnor denominationI keep this to myselffor I know,others will not understand.That's fine with mebecause it's personal.I have grown accustomed to being, me with the one beyondyou see. I am at peace with thateven when my life is so stressful...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 4 Responses May 8, 2012

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    I believe in God don't get me wrong,

    I just don't believe in the bible. the bible is just a book that a bunch of old people put together when people were lookin for someone to lead them. The bible as good morals in it, but those morals should already be inside ones self. I think a lot of people are only good just...
    Comedian94 Comedian94 18-21, M 1 Response May 28

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    As a child of Tribal Peoples,

    I believe Nature is our teacher for spiritual ideas. I believe that life forms show us examples of how to live and how not to. Celestial and terrestrial events expand the mind, and spirituality is more than just morality or deity worship. It is the science of everything. In...
    MAROONTRIBE MAROONTRIBE 41-45, M Jul 6

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    Spirituality Exists Without Theism Too...

    i do not believe in deities or any kind of religion but i am one with awareness and i am seeking impeccability in my life. spirituality does not require some omniscient being guiding me through every step of my life, i am aware that the journey is unique and there are many paths...
    Arelya Arelya 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    The Journey

    Spent 15 long confusing years searching for answers within.  Experienced many different pathways to inner peace, learned deep meditation and wondered what each experience was teaching.  I found myself most effective as a shaman and discovered my journey took me all over...
    Libra56 Libra56 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    Once I was a Christian.

    Now, I'm not. Obvious enough, right? I'm actually terrified of the Bible, and here's why: I'm left handed so I go to hell. I am friends with those of other religions. I celebrate almost every holiday. I support LGBT rights. I think I'm bi. I was told in Church when I was young...
    Kivaria Kivaria 13-15, F 12 Responses Jun 23

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    Hi

    I am looking for highly spiritual friends. I would love to talk about spirituality with them and maybe do some energy play with them. I am intrested in knowing others points of view and what they have experienced in their life to get them to the point they are now. Feel free to...
    spiritboi spiritboi 26-30, T 4 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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