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I Believe In Spirtuality Over Religion

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    To be honest I hate religion I was forced to go to Church as a kid and I hated it the main reason I hate religion is because all the stupid fights over it so many people die just...
    IraGamoran IraGamoran 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I was baptized twice into two religions, however I do not follow these religions. I have studied religion & have my own set of beliefs open to change.
    sumone1somebody sumone1somebody 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Im an atheist. The rest of my family are protesten. No one except one of my cousins know. I just feel like ive been screwed over so many times and have so many issues that god...
    PCOSstrength PCOSstrength 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    Especially the religion/atheist thing. I mean seriously, what kind of morons try to have an argument to try and prove/disprove the existence of something whose fundamental...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M 8 Responses Dec 2

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    I don't see a point. As long as a person is doing no harm, let them have their own beliefs. You can't blame everyone in a religion for the acts of others. That's like blaming all...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M Dec 3

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    "No my god is all loving, all caring, if you don't agree with me I'll - kill you."
    lolznewaccountio lolznewaccountio 18-21, F 15 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    sectarian violence ... need i say more ?
    elsathesnowqueen elsathesnowqueen 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I HATE THAT ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS WOULD CONSIDER THEMSELVES THE CHOSEN PEOPLE, YET THEY SOLELY BELIEVE THAT THEIR RELIGION IS ALL ABOUT KILLING IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, WHOM THEY CALL...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I believe in God, and I guess I would consider myself a Christian but honestly I'm just not that religious. Religion is just annoying, and religious debates are frustrating...
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    There's a difference between respecting other religions and respecting the people who believe in other religions. As a Christian, I cannot in good conscience respect any religion...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Injoy 1767: This post is dedicated to you, sweet Light Ambassador. Thank you!!! :)) "Kindness--the most valuable gift you will ever give someone." The Peace and Love Train "A...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 9

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    I think there is a place for all religions and beliefs, as long as those beliefs do not include practices that hurt others. I never used to believe that something might be right...
    BelovedsoBeloved BelovedsoBeloved 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    EDIT: I am actually an atheist, I posted this in the "I am an atheist" experience page originally and I am posting it here too. This post is an attempt to bring some peace between...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 13 Responses Nov 27

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    Looking at the stacks of devotional books in my little boxes in book shelf with the rest of filled with stuffed animals, it brings me to having to face my inner conflict. My dad...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 5 days ago

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    Understandingofothersandselfism It is nine in the morning on a clear, brisk, fall day; you get your newspaper and morning coffee. You count your blessings because your perfect...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F Dec 15

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    I actually do believe this. I believe you can believe in anything you want to. You can believe in the god of trees for all I care. I believe you have no right to preach your...
    laughman laughman 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm a teen, so basically whatever I say may not be accurate or rational for an adult. But think about it a little, we're the ones who get to learn so many staff in our puberty. We...
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    So I have been on this site a little while now, and there is no denying that there is a massive Christian cyber community who seem very touchy on the whole God subject. Their...
    AmnesiaPlease AmnesiaPlease 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    In a way. I can see that all religions are mankind's attempt at understanding spirituality, and spiritual existence. None of them are "wrong", and there is divine being, behind...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M Dec 17

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    What I believe... That is a question. I was raised in the church and started questioning when I was a teenager. My fathers attempt to keep me from studying other religions only...
    Dahlia2020 Dahlia2020 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I'm fourteen years old, going on fifteen in approximately two months. I do not know what religion I classify myself as being apart of. I grew up with my family being Christian, but...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I think religion is one of the main problems nowadays. It's fine, you believe in something else. But using your religion to justify your wrong doings really just ****** me off. And...
    k3ll1n k3ll1n 16-17, F Nov 30

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    If you are another religion, Im not going to hate you. However, if you claim to be a Christian, then you cannot tell me that you are ok with their religion. I still love those...
    afnfnfjf afnfnfjf 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Don't expect any political correctness here. If you adhere to a religion, a certain extent of willful ignorance, or at least misinformation, is implied. And I do not respect...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Firstly, morality predates religion. That much is obvious. When I was young, I did stupid things, kids do. When I was 5 I used to throw stones at cars. However, I reached a point...
    AceOtana AceOtana 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    You don't believe science, you understand it. Whereas you don't understand religion, you believe in it. And being a Christian is so much more than deciding of whether to go to...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 27

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    I'm tired. LOL tomorrow it's off to Iowa. Probably be here a lot. The typical scenario is the kids play downstairs, the brothers and parents play cribbage, and the daughters in law...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 20 mins ago

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    How awesome! A wacknut gets wished a Merry Christmas, and flips out to the point of being thown off the plane. WTG American Airlines. Don't fall into the PC BS, and when someone...
    fnformetoo fnformetoo 51-55, M 20 mins ago

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    Absolutely! I adore fairy tales. I think it lends to my whimsical nature... to be apart of a land where good trumps evil, love overcomes all obstacles, and happily ever after...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 18 mins ago

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    If it's not hurting anybody, then what's the problem? I don't feel that one religion is better than another. I was taught to respect others religions. And that is what I try to do...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    If you can find the time, will you wait for me? You've opened the chest of my life while I watched you, only to find the expression on your face that there was nothing inside...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M Dec 1

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    An 18 years old girl had lighter fluid pourn all over her body, down her throat, up her nose, and was set on fire. Burns covered 98% of her body, which she died from later on. So...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    For over 32 years I have been taught about religion and its necessity in life. I learned that things like hope and faith were essential to not getting depressed about life in...
    Faithismyhope Faithismyhope 31-35, F Dec 12

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    I had a part of my life seeking the truth, the true religion, wondering how this world came?, what's after death, and thanks God I found all my answers in Islam religion, and in...
    insan1ty insan1ty 22-25, M 20 Responses Dec 16

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    So I just came from a wedding reception. Someone gave a speech wherein they talked about how many people of many different faiths will claim that we are all worshipping the same...
    findmeholdmehateme findmeholdmehateme 18-21 12 Responses Dec 16

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