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I Believe In Spirtuality Over Religion

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't believe it exists. All religion is either disorganized or no one attends it. (Joking) :D I do tend to think though that whenever you get a collection of people together...
    JaxyBaine JaxyBaine 26-30, F 4 Responses May 7

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    I've noticed that a lot of people don't believe in God because of all the bad things he lets happen like disease and war, but I think that's a wrong reason not to believe. I'm not...
    1ChangeForTheBetter1 1ChangeForTheBetter1 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    Why are we an existance ? Why are we here ? Why are we born ? Who created the universe ? What is the purpose ? There is 1000 religions out there claim to be the right religion that...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 3 Responses May 12

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    Religion is pointless! It will keep dividing people! I had once read a joke saying "A man and a god met somewhere and both exclaimed 'My Creator!'" People should understand now...
    Maaren Maaren 16-17, M May 2

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    I have two topics to discuss. I will go towards the one I am more led to speak about. I know there is a lot of opposition regard religions and spirituality. I made the decision to...
    iLightBeing iLightBeing 26-30, F May 7

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    My belief system is kinda strange. I don't know if I am going against the father or the son with them though. First of all I identify as a Rastafari (Rastafarian) and try my best...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 4 Responses May 17

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    The Cross Busters!! "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man...
    churinga churinga 70+, M May 11

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    Why [...] do some highly educated people believe religious claims? First, smart persons are good at defending ideas that they originally believed for non-smart reasons. They want...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 3 Responses May 2

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    Moon in Scorpio. Most of the traits fit me well. I am emotionally intense, I either feel the greatest joy or the greatest despair. There are no shades of gray in between. I forgive...
    bentorejects bentorejects 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    My whole life I have been brainwashed by the stupid ideals and opinions of the teachers who ran the Baptist school I went to from frost grade til 8th grade. They taught to me that...
    xxyourblackdahliaxx xxyourblackdahliaxx 18-21 3 Responses May 3

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    It's for my comic book world. It's polytheistic and inspired by paganism, buddhism, and science. There are six goddesses, one for each of the four elements, one for light, and one...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 Apr 28

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    The Inadequacy of "Instant Christianity" A.W. Tozer It is hardly a matter of wonder that the country that gave the world instant tea and instant coffee should be the one to...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    The Rapture, the Tribulation, and Armageddon I'm a simple student of the Bible interested in the foretold events of the end time. These are some of my personal opinions and...
    HeavensHome HeavensHome 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Subject:: Christian First I know there are some of you that are Democratic, and love Obama, but this is for Christians first, politics later. I do pray that it doesn't offend...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 4

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    I just have problem with commitments. I don't want to be committed to one religion and do something bad. I believe that I can do something good with or without religion. I do...
    ariettaxsydney ariettaxsydney 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18

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    That quote!—about the missing transitional fossils Embarrassed evolutionists try to ‘muddy the waters’ by Gary Bates Anyone reading creationist literature for a few years...
    churinga churinga 70+, M May 19

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    Why I Left Mormonism. Why I left Mormonism Documentation on my reasons for leaving Mormonism is listed at the beginning of my story. These links are here so that it is...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    What Is Rastafarianism? Who Was Bob Marley? by Wayne Jackson Display cc default img “What is the religion called Rastafarianism, and how is such related to the Jamaican...
    churinga churinga 70+, M May 18

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    Stuck between love and hate. What kind of **** is that? I'm just showin you i care. You just lied lied to me this whole time. Need to get over this ASAP.
    Muahsay Muahsay 22-25, M 20 mins ago

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    im a muslim and im absolutely disgusted! i keep on hearing how they call us terrorists and all that! and the same goes for other religions i hate when SOME muslims see a person...
    BloodyIris BloodyIris 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Even though I really am suffering, no one would ever believe me. People spite me instead of even trying to believe me. If you looked at my photo, you could never guess that I...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm a Christian lady who looks like Muslims and I love Muslims and I feel the persecution and pain they are facing and I assure you all that I do not like to see any race or...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F May 13

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    Though I was raised to be a catholic, I grew to change my way of thinking and wonder a whole lot. I respect all religions and I think religion is a beautiful and amazing thing that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 20

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    Something about Hinduism speaks to me so vividly. It is rare for me to be so interested in religion because it was forced down my throat growing up in my family... Well with my...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 1 Response May 13

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    I don't have a problem with people believing in atheism, everyone has a right to believe in what they believe in however I do have a problem with SOME(note some, NOT all) atheists...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 6 Responses May 15

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    I'm not some militant Atheist but I'm not particularly fond of the idea of religion in general. I can respect it and acknowledge the many benefits it has contributed in arts and...
    JustUhhhThought JustUhhhThought 22-25, M 7 Responses May 3

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    I can't believe it! Yesterday I experienced a paradox as it was a conflict of my two greatest passions: hatred of religion and the welcoming of equality for all. I saw a girl...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 1 Response May 7

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    I believe there are people who are not mentally capable of understanding the concept of spirituality and so they replace it with religion and believe that the act of ingesting the...
    mickym00 mickym00 61-65, M 2 Responses May 19

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    I have studied many religions and practices. I believe everyone is entitled to their beliefs as long as they don't hurt others with said beliefs. Science is fascinating since it...
    deliriouslydreaming deliriouslydreaming 16-17, F May 20

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    So recently I've been think about whether same-sex marriage should be part of state law of federal law. I was inclined to say federal law, but I can also understand why people say...
    TigeroftheOcean TigeroftheOcean 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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