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I Believe In Spirtuality Over Religion

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    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

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    Did You Pray This Prayer?

    1. God Loves You! The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life" The problem is that . . . 2. All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong. This is called sin...
    kalp1966 kalp1966 22-25 2 Responses Feb 27, 2010

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    It Is...lord Krishna Told....

    You need not have any regrets for the past. You need not worry for the future. The present is happening... What did you lose that you cry about? What did you bring with you, which you think you have lost?
    kalp1966 kalp1966 22-25 7 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    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...
    RC4blue RC4blue 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    God Knows Everyone....

    I Believe In Spirituality , as God knows everyone.   Yours and mine, big & small erase these ideas from your mind. Then everything is yours and you belong to everyone. This body is not yours, neither are you of the body. The body is made of fire, water, air...
    kalp1966 kalp1966 22-25 2 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    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

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    From Bhagvat Geetaji....

    Dedicate your being to God. He is the one to be ultimately relied upon. Those who know of his support are forever free from fear, worry and sorrow. Whatever you do, do it as a dedication to God. This will bring you the tremendous experience of joy and life...
    kalp1966 kalp1966 22-25 2 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    So I was talking with this zealous Atheist and all her cronies who sincerely believed that the world would be better off without religion. Now there's a few problems with that...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M 31 Responses Feb 28

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    I question everything, but I believe there is a God...if some sort....or at least as human beings that is what we are taught. However, to brainwash anyone to think their beliefs...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F Mar 8

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    You believe what you believe and I will believe what I believe. We can discuss and tell each other what we believe but since there is no actual full on proof of one specific...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Does anyone have any advice for me? My kids are 13, 10, and 6. I was a Catholic until about 3 years ago. After years of internal conflict, I decided to leave the church and...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    My dear wife has recently started talking about getting our children christened, I object on many levels. She was christened and brought up catholic. It was her mothers belief. I...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    There has never been wars based on atheism--most are religious. Think of the Crusades, the IRA, Bosnia, Palestine, Middle East--all zealous terrorist who have nothing better to do...
    DomDGrade DomDGrade 31-35, M 12 Responses Mar 5

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    My Teacher Made Me Think... So, I'm not sure if this is the right experience to write this on, but I feel like it may be the more relevant to what I want to talk about. (This...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    i'm not a very religious guy , but i tend to like to believe in the fact that the religion is basically about being good , living a good life and helping those around you . i've...
    ddanny80 ddanny80 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 11

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    I don't believe in religion I've tried telling my parents that before. They wouldn't accept that. I had to pretend it was a lie, a simple joke to see what they would do. They told...
    Tadha Tadha 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I really can't understand religion. As a person who wants to understand everything and wants to understand why other people think and act the way they do, I have done a fair bit...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    They say before You do anything you must first believe that you yourself can do it. Love yourself before loving others, accept yourself before accepting others, But as if would...
    Yuzuru Yuzuru 16-17, M 14 hrs ago

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    I'm so shocked and traumatised by the treatment I had by the mental health professionals in Middlesbrough ... What happened to me was beyond my expectations and imaginations and I...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in religion although I was brought up in a religious house. I am not sure if I believe that god watches over the universe, I am not sure if "he" exists. I think I...
    amyo33 amyo33 22-25 Mar 12

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    Boasts of the Roman Church about Sunday The Vatican took it down so I had to wayback machine it ;) http://web.archive.org/web/20011115153000/http://www.vatican.va/archive...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 1 Response Feb 27

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    I am a true atheist not to be confused with being an atheist. I don't believe in god by any means. I am accept everyone for who they are no matter their religion. My number one...
    Sesshomaru031 Sesshomaru031 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Meh, sometimes. I don't hate believers for being believers. In my book you have to do something worse than that for me to hate you. But I do hate their belief, and I think they...
    MeadowLark4 MeadowLark4 16-17 Mar 11

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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...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M a week ago

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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...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    The notion that Jesus was on a mission to start a new religion called Christianity which entailed drawing Torah believing Jews out of their Judaism into this new religion and...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 5 Responses Mar 2

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    What is preconceived thinking and how is it acquired. A lot of preconceive ideas stem from religion,from "Holy books" that most followers of that faith take literally without...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    I know there are a lot of atheists in this world that don't believe in God or Jesus, and that's ok, because I used to not believe. But when I welcomed The Lord into my life the...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have seen the faithless ppl; the ones who have gone through questioning over pain and suffering; and I stand amongst the faithless; telling you all this- Jesus Christ is real...
    RHINOMEGA RHINOMEGA 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 27

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    I was spanked until the age of 14 by my Mum. Always over her knee on my bared bum! Wasn't pleasant at most times but well deserved. I am of the opinion that you are never too old...
    Britspanker14 Britspanker14 36-40, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    A few of my friends socially and possibly on EP would be surprised at my revelation saying I don't believe in a god. Well maybe not socially since my views are openly portrayed to...
    manslip manslip 61-65, M 3 Responses Mar 2

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    A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired. · A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat. · A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    10 things about my faith. 1. I love God with all my heart, soul, strength and mind, and I love you. 2. I believe your whether you believe in God or not isn't my business. And if...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I completely believe in the power of prayer. I just wish the answers wouldn't take so long sometimes. My impatience for answers tends to get the best of me and I find myself...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I didn't believe in it when I first saw it . But then I tried and it worked . What you feel is what you attract . Think positive thoughts , be grateful for what you already have...
    Maalaa Maalaa 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    What you believe is real, at least for you. A bit like religion and does God exist. Its not even worth debting. Quite simply GOD EXISTS. God exists for believers. For non...
    hgrhgrhgr hgrhgrhgr 51-55, M a week ago

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    I believe in reincarnation, but I don't believe your next life has to come in the line of time. Today you are in 2015 but if you were born again it may be in 1672 or 3860 or any...
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I believe in god %100 because he's someone that I turn to in my darkest moments.I know that my family loves me and will do almost anything for me and I would do the same, but god...
    2323keka 2323keka 16-17 10 Responses Mar 1