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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. 3,710 People

    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, 2014

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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 believe religion is far too constricting.

    It offers answers to things, that I believe, need to be found out on one's own. I'd much rather pray when I'm surrounded by nature than in a stuffy church. I feel closest to Him when I can hear the breezes and rustles of the leaves... I feel most accepted by Him there. I'm not...
    Evanna27 Evanna27 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    I think what people want is encouragement

    that there is a path for THIS LIFE. People need to know why they are here, who to look to and what tey should and need to do to rise above the undertow of misery. And then we will see you in heaven.
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I did a seven day spiritual cleansing at the

    age of ten. Now I am doing it again this week. I am leaving for ten days spiritual meditation. No work email, no conference calls, basically no gadget will accompany me at all for from November 19 till November 30th. Hope my soul gets lighter and learn to fly again.
    Beyondfourthdimension Beyondfourthdimension 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    MY VISION OF THE UNIVERSE,

    LIFE AND GOD. The universe and life are the most logical and rational manner of existence of reality, and it is precisely what happened. While life is almost impossible to happen because, taking into consideration all possible variables, the laws of nature, the formation of...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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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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    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    Most do not have an understanding of free will.

    Free will literally means we each get to choose our outcome. We each make choices to grow and evolve us. We each are teachers to one another. My most painful teachers have imparted the greatest wisdom on me. Why? Because they taught me boundaries...when to say no, when to stand...
    QuiriousMe QuiriousMe 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    see I'm under the understanding

    that with proof from the bible, god does not judge and does not need or want anyone to go to church, so I am urged by my spirit, to correct anyone who says they need church to find god, he is within everyone
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I'm not sure if god is really real,

    or if he's just a huge misunderstanding. I feel there must be some higher power if some sort, but who, what.... Why?
    iJada iJada 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I have some odd beliefs about God,

    and I was wondering if anyone had any beliefs about God that doesn't fit the accepted image.
    coldpyroman coldpyroman 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    I believe no one is bad

    or good. It's what we do that becomes bad or good.
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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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, 2014

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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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    I dont believe in a god,

    a church, a book, a confession, a priest, a list of moral law, a certain way to be, a prayer, a pew, a song, a cry for help, no. I believe in the mind. I believe in opinion and the power of it. I believe in deep breaths and what ever it is that makes you happy. I do not think...
    girlinteruppted girlinteruppted 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 13

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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 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    I believe in God but don't want to belong to a

    religion. I like to take the road less traveled. The unique path.
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    Inherently, you will understand this.

    We each have a purpose. We have reincarnated many times to experience many different things. If I could label one thing as sin, it would be what we privately say to ourselves. We live in a society where fear and shaming and guilt mongering is the status quo. We are Humans. We...
    QuiriousMe QuiriousMe 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    When a preacher teacher of the Christian Faith

    makes a mistake in something basic and scowls at you for correcting him... What do you think of this person? The detail is simple. A story about Lot and his daughters assuming it was the end of the human race made bang bang with their daddy to continue humanity. Weird. Yes...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Death, it is a main factor in our lives.

    In my opinion, death is the center of many things in human life and society, like the principle of “carpe diem” (enjoy the present because tomorrow is uncertain). It also feeds the emotions, love (the need for someone to complete our meaning of existence), liberty (explore...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Mar 18

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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 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    I dropped religion. I can't believe it,

    honestly. 'Cause the old me a few years back thought Christianity was the only way. I would've NEVER thought about being anything other than Christian. Boy, have I changed. I've realized that I don't need to belong to a religion to worship The Most High, The KING of kings, GOD...
    CaribbeanEmpress CaribbeanEmpress 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 8

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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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    Why is this experience including God?

    Spiritual is not another way of saying Christianity.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    The difference is my beliefs aren't public.

    Their private for the most part. I don't need other humans to be close to God
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 12

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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, 2014

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    okay, so the Mormons

    who live across the hall had visitors arrive before they returned home. Two "elders"- missionaries they say...I allowed them to use my facilities, lol! and then invited them to return, after the business for the eve was concluded. I sat with them for a half hour and conversed...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I am a Spiritist. A Spiritist is one

    who communicates with Spirit. I realised early in my recovery I had a special gift, at first I thought it was the connection with soul. However as the years progressed and I gained more faith in myself, my talent started to shine. I started seeing things before they happened, at...
    Create63 Create63 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    we where put here to make change to make people

    look at similarity other then difference. Religion is the main cause of people being close minded. Religion is one of the main reasons we fight. Because of all these different theories of god people just fight over what ifs. like how big of a waste of time is that.
    Johnnyboy57 Johnnyboy57 18-21 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I Can communicate with GOD

    and he told me There is No GOD
    mimodsp mimodsp 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 9

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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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    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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    I want to do good. I think about the rules of

    religion, giving to the central church and while it is a good benefit to be there and partake of the programs and music and children's activities... It really is.. Why do we do bigger and bigger buildings and ... Meh I dot know I just think how can I best use my spare money to...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I believe in God. But I don't believe in any

    religions. My friends think it's super weird
    sundersara sundersara 18-21, M 6 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I am so blessed I have

    such a wonderful family
    driller31 driller31 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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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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    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 1 Response Jul 6, 2014

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    Sitting with the family

    and they're trying to push Christianity on me.. I don't have a religion I just don't know enough to believe
    jae1013 jae1013 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I am really looking for others opinions.

    I was born and raised in the church ( I'm Methodist). I was told if you believe in God and you're good you will be rewarded in many ways. ( Never went into great detail of such rewards except when I pass on I will be able to go to heaven). As a 5 year old hearing this they made...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    There is a division when it comes to the level

    towards god - im not boasting nor being full of my self - all the things ive said are direct statements and what ive developed to be . At age 3 i began my spiritual journey - from that age to age 12 - like most ppl who try to seek the best for humanity and do good deeds - its...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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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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    While I was caught up in religion I was

    probably the most depressed, critical, pig-headed person, I ever saw. I'll never go back to religion.
    smoothpaddle smoothpaddle 41-45, M 8 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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