I Believe In Spirtuality Over Religion

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    Deceit

    I think that religion is deceitful. Every religion claims to be the one true religion which has led to nothing but holy wars since the dawn of man. I believe that there had to be something which existed prior to the big bang. Something cannot come from nothing. I believe that...
    neonshades neonshades
    51-55, M
    9 Responses Mar 10, 2010

    Cry Of The Banshee

    Someone can be intrinsically connected to a particular spirit...I found out through an experience that has made a lasting impression. I had made a close connection to my father-in-law. I would go over his house daily and made lunch for him and my brother-in-law who joined on his...
    Staves Staves
    51-55
    2 Responses Aug 28, 2013

    Spirituality Is Real, And More Accurate Than Religion...

    I believe firmly in Spirituality. I don't believe in a God, not in a particular God at least; and I hate how all of the different religions of the world are always in turmoil because they can't agree. I believe that if there is a "Higher Being" he or she is of no religious...
    ExclusivelyJess ExclusivelyJess
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2010

    What Does Your Idea Of Heaven Look Like?

    I'm not afraid to admit that I'm not a religious person. But that doesn't make me a 'bad' person, because I firmly believe in the basic tenets that are part of most religions: love and respect one another are right at the top of my list. I take issue with anyone who truly...
    VTMarkus VTMarkus
    46-50, M
    Dec 3, 2012

    All Organized Religions Are Corrupt

      There may be some spiritual truth to most religions but the need for individual power within the organized members corrupts the spiritual message. The focus soon becomes one of political influence and power. With political influence and power comes money and there is...
    Dewduster Dewduster
    66-70, M
    1 Response Feb 16, 2010

    Definate Difference

    I  think there is a distinct difference between the two.  A person can believe in God and not have any religious affiliation.  I do think it's too bad when religion and God are treated as the same. 
    IamGone IamGone
    41-45, M
    Mar 26, 2010

    I started life in a very religious family.

    We were in church all the time. It dominates my life so much that I went into religious studies for my first year of college. After seeing ethical violations, morally questionable behavior as prescribed by the religion and abusive behavior I walked away. I hold a deeply...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    There Are So Many Things

    Spirituality can mean a number of different things while religion denotes following a set of beliefs outlined in some way. My husband used to hate when people would say 'I'm not religious, I'm spiritual' but now he understands how I feel about it and why that can be a strong...
    MissSunfire MissSunfire
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2010

    Related Experiences

    I think that it's healthy and natural. we have this idea that it's gross or innately sexual and that is must've always been but there are plenty of groups of people still around...
    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
    GREETINGS TO ALL FROM THE EVIL ONE. Well, that's what you believe, anyway. I hope during my time on EP that I have caused some of you to think about the things I have said...
    GeordanoBruno GeordanoBruno
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    My name is Lupin, and I am alive. I am big into symbolism, not the kinds that you talk about in high school English classes, but the more authentic kind. The little moments in...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming
    18-21, T
    Apr 20
    So hey guys.. EP has been a rough ride to go through.. Ive been here since 2014 and I'll say I have gone through the best and the worst on here. Theyre all memories now. Some I...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    Yes I do believe. In Ep we could say what we believe. Please don't go Ep!
    Lauren30 Lauren30
    16-17, F
    Apr 20
    People who are insistent usually have to learn the hard way. But with time they learn to back off.i dont mind entertaining the idea of hearing anyone's philosophies or...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    I live with my boyfriend but he is an over the road truck driver and is only home about 5 or 6 days a month and the rest of the time he is away so our relationship is basically...
    annon85 annon85
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    TRUE! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses --not destroyed --not dulled them. Above...
    DaydreamingSleepwalker DaydreamingSleepwalker
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    I get asked every now and then as a Christian man how do I feel about being saved from hell, inheriting eternal life? My answer is although I am grateful and glad to be saved I'm...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    11 Responses Apr 19
    ?The Ingredient for Success? A young entrepreneur approached a corporate leader after a seminar and asked, "I'm not very smart but I'm hardworking. Will I ever succeed?" Without...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Apr 18
    I just want to share something. One time I broke down lol, I was very upset with myself. I kept on saying.."God doesn't love me" it was my first time to cry like that because I...
    aDreamer27 aDreamer27
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    I am 17 and I still get spanked by my parents. My dad mostly spanks me. My spankings are Bare Butt, Over the Knee or bending over the Chair. I sometimes get it in public also. If...
    ChrisM98 ChrisM98
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    Deadly earthquake in Japan, Ecuador, Tonga, India, Pakistan, Nepal, China and Taiwan recently. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/16/national/more-powerful-magnitude-7-3...
    PrincessGabrielle PrincessGabrielle
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    If you were being killed because of your religion. Would you leave your religion to save your life?
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    37 Responses Apr 17
    its a beautiful and powerful thing. ive learned some of its mysteries but no one ever truly knows all. so many kinds and shades of love to baffle the mind. an incredible array of...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    Im so sorry that I don't believe in a common thing that others believe in
    Thenotsoshyone Thenotsoshyone
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    let's call him JV he is friends with my cousin who we will call JY. so JY, and JV are really good friends and onetime JY came over to my house with his friend (JV) and I almost...
    Heyoitsme Heyoitsme
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 17
    For me I never even cared what religion anyone is in, I'll still respect them dearly. What I don't like is when people force it upon you, I'm happy with who I am I know I'm a...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I just wanted to write my good-bye before the closing. EP, has helped me up when I've felt down and connected me with caring people. I've made a lot of friends in just over a year...
    Benny412 Benny412
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. Dalai Lama
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 16
    Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths. Muhammad Ali
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 16
    Majority of Democrats Support Criminalizing Free Speech Breitbart News Network A new poll shows that a majority of Democrats want to limit free speech with laws that would...
    lov2smile lov2smile
    26-30, F
    Apr 16
    yeah. hahahaha! :p religion is just man made. I believe in God made. :D
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Apr 16
    I'm starting to believe that religions aren't just some belief systems used over centuries for man to manipulate each other with. What if there's a real war between good and not...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    10 Responses Apr 15
    Well, I believe in angels, by experience. Sometimes they whisper, sometimes they act subtly, and a few times they have to act with effort and nearly openly. I remember one I...
    santiago7649 santiago7649
    46-50, M
    Apr 15
    How walking your dog can change your life One of the best activities you can do if you are a pet owner living in an apartment complex, is to take your dog out for a “pack walk...
    karunakat78 karunakat78
    36-40, F
    Apr 14
    What a way to be woken, to read someone commenting on my typo. At first, I corrected myself, started over thinking how stupid I was, how I should make it right so I don't have to...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 14
    What a way to be woken, to read someone commenting on my typo. At first, I corrected myself, started over thinking how stupid I was, how I should make it right so I don't have to...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 14
    Thank you for making me the monster that I am today, you made things so hard an the bitching drove me nuts and the lies you told over an over then ask why I'm a mean person you...
    semiman semiman
    46-50, M
    Apr 14
    EP closing has me thinking about this more lately. I've been here for over a year and I've met all kinds of people. I appreciate most of them, even some of the bad ones because I...
    thisisnotanexit thisisnotanexit
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Apr 13
    I believe in each and every story and occurrence of all possible Gods. I believe in my heart that these are the Gods of our planet and we should be grateful to them, because they...
    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 13
    I have my moments but when you find out the full truth about someone over the last two years to be heartless, manipulative piece of scum is really a gut kicker :/ glad to finally...
    SubmissiveKitty09 SubmissiveKitty09
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    We wonder why we treat ourselves so badly! It's the mean and sad voices of our childhood! Some voices are there to protect us from harm...some are just mean! Address the protective...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 12
    which no one has the right to interfere with. I don't even believe sites ought to be able to have "rules" or moderation. it should be anything goes. the first amendment ought to...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    The concept of God with which I was raised is obviously the most familiar to me. This was the christian deity of Yaweh who I was told is omnimax - capable of anything, knowing...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness .
    hazaramujahideen hazaramujahideen
    70+, F
    Apr 12
    As a child I believe it was far more excepted on the privacy of your own garden , but my family( siblings) did go this step further , when over seas like the south of France...
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    I still get a little agitated when I remember the unfortunate experiences I've had with "friends". I don't regret these experiences though, because they've instilled a kind of...
    glitterpuff glitterpuff
    22-25, F
    Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    Apr 11
    I just needed to vent, the girl ive had the biggest crush on rejected me a couple months ago, it sucks i thought id be over her by now but for some reason all that sadness of...
    Melbourne1992 Melbourne1992
    22-25, M
    Apr 10
    If the world is full of people who do spiritual things. Why don't they attack people like the Queen of England, Wealthy People, People of Power? Why go around trying to make the...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    18 Responses Apr 9
    If We Cannot Believe In The Things Jesus Believed Are We On Solid Ground? God the Father of Jesus revealed Himself to a select people in times past. The history of His dealing...
    churinga churinga
    70+, M
    Apr 9
    It is said, "Whatever I have learned or received or heard from You, or seen in You, put into practice, for the God of peace will be with me." Well Father, I've seen, witnessed and...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
    It is said, "Whatever I have learned or received or heard from You, or seen in You, put into practice, for the God of peace will be with me." Well Father, I've seen, witnessed and...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 8
    i had to work around these huge sweaty over weight chicks this week and they tried conspiring against me because i was supposedly wondering off in the store when they were i...
    themisanthropicalien themisanthropicalien
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 8
    Something So Often Taken For Granted- Though I love my family I don't always get along with my parents and siblings, I sometimes take having a home and a place to belong for...
    2ndBorn1stSon 2ndBorn1stSon
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Apr 7
    I was raised Mormon and left at the age of 17. Until about a year ago, I still thought there was a god. Now I just don't know. There's something, but I don't know that's it's this...
    leila13 leila13
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 7
    I believe that the world will never have a real end of the world date because there simply will never be a real end of the world at all because it's a hoax.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    07/04/2016 - Even after a failed marriage, failed attempts at relationships, failed attempts at dating people and being hurt over and over I still believe in love. I still...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 6
    I think I would join this group if I were uncertain about whether or not I believed anymore, but the truth is I crossed that threshold some years back. Losing faith, for me, after...
    apoetwhoknows apoetwhoknows
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    I believe in God but there's times I have questions... I could go through a weird experience (I.e seeing someone's aura) and I know that's not in the bible.. I need answers lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 6
    I swear, sometimes I think I read through some posts/comments just because I "enjoy" the stupidity. After about 2 comments from most Christians trying to defend against non...
    northerncountrygirl2000 northerncountrygirl2000
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 6
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