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I Believe In Spirtuality Over Religion

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I read an article about Jimmy Carter's struggle with reconciling his religious beliefs and his personal experiences - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/24/1379812/-Jimmy-Carter...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    Why? A believe is just idea and perspective. Strong fate or not. Why do we always fight over something that cannot be proven at any point of time?
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Manipulation lies with you, snuggled up close, wrapped in your blankets of security.
    AshleyJea AshleyJea 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Most people believe they can get thru life with promises, lip service and dodging real commitments. I'm very serious about my words. My choices will follow so all can see that I'm...
    darlaseekspeace darlaseekspeace 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 9

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    I believe in a God, but not of the Abrahamic kind. For me, the idea of the all-loving, homophobic Tyrant-in-the-Sky God of Thou Shalt Not, waiting to cast all the unbelievers into...
    AnotherNightOwl AnotherNightOwl 36-40, M 15 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Something I think about religion. An answer to a question that I wanted to keep. You Quran-thumpers are such a dull lot, losing your ability to use the Shift Key and shouting...
    TheSquirrel TheSquirrel 46-50, M Apr 16

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    Apparently we are all born equal.I say BS its not true...Im sure this world would be fine if we all had the same capability same everything obviously still be women and men women...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I got let go from my job last Thursday. I feel somewhat relieved and very sad because of all the great people I use to work with that brought me so much joy and happiness into my...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I believe in God, but I decided to basically reject organized religion of any form. I used to be a pagan and worshiped nature for a time. I think there is some truth to most...
    gemini910 gemini910 22-25, M Apr 18

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    The theory presented by Ms. Logan may or may not be correct. There is a dearth of evidence, and what evidence there is does not provide definite answers. Perhaps future...
    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    I am a Catholic, but I don't follow all the rules like a devoted Catholic. I believe in God and what my religion teaches, but everyone has their own way of connecting with God. I...
    moonskull moonskull 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Some have come at me like I am here to recruit converts ,let me make it clear I am not ,I have no church that needs members ,I have one desire ,to expose a lie of satan so Christ...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    Everything about it. A lot of Christians agree about hating religion, but then they pull the whole "but i love my relationship with Jesus Christ/God!" out of their butts. like WAKE...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just watched a Ross Kemp show (Extreme World) and he covered desperate cases of girls being trafficked for sex in India. Very moving, even if the viewer is resilient to another...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I am presently watching a documentary on Jesus, quite clearly by producers with a subtle Christian inclination. It is not presented with a critical tone and describes that...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M Mar 28

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    It's simply who I am, but believe me when I say I'm not one of those people that shove their religion and beliefs down your throat. I have respect for everyone and their beliefs, I...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F Mar 30

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    This is Kaaba. It is located in the center of Al-Haram mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Everyday, Muslims across the world come to here, everyday. As you can see there are people...
    venusaquila venusaquila 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I believe there is a higher power, but idk about Religion, I feel like it's a thing man made up and I don't feel too strongly for it
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    It's not a belief like religion. It's not faith based. It's science, all credible science proves it's beyond a doubt. It's it's overwhelmingly human fault. The biggest mistake made...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M Apr 17

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    After seeing all that I have off the world in the little amount of time that I have been here so far, I now find it hard to make myself believe in a god. Certainly one such as the...
    seanlucifer seanlucifer 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 16

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    It's Openly Secular Day. I know it is so much more than simply not having a belief in any god, but that's the distinction we must ride until the day people let go of the stigmas...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    To me, you either believe in God or you don't and if you don't whether you realize it or not you are a devil worshipper. So in my beliefs if you believe in Buddha, Allah, etc. you...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I think that if you want to call urself a part of a religion, actually be a part of that religion. People always say they are christian but sin till the sun dies out. I never...
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Yes, I lived by this natural law my whole life and then found the proof in a book a year ago. I was searching about the soul and subconscious mind power (and other interesting...
    Questx Questx 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    I don't believe in God, but I hate pushy atheists who feel superior and criticize others for having a religion. My two sisters are atheists, and I'm pretty sure my parents are too...
    TheStarshipCat TheStarshipCat 13-15, F Apr 2

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    My fiance is dead set certain that Nibiru is on it's way and is going to cause massive tsunamis and earthquakes as it passes by. Like religion, I don't believe it without evidence...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M Apr 18

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    i believe that all the war in the world is caused mainly by religion, so i hate this.
    giooliveiras giooliveiras 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm not saying that is all the female of the species is good for. Far from it. But there are some females out there that see past tthe false sense of higher evolution and...
    Estranges Estranges 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    I need help! I'm so confused! I could write a novel about me and this guys but I'll try to keep it short cause what I'm looking for is advice! Yes I know that no one from the...
    tussilagos tussilagos 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    After almost 1 1/2 years of being married to my husband who has two children, 5 and 8 years old, respectively, from a previous marriage with 50/50 shared custody, I have to...
    SoCalStepmom SoCalStepmom 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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