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I Believe In Spirtuality Over Religion

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 195 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50 2 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    I'm not a religious guy. It usually not that I find things that I disagree with so much as how people apply their faith bastardizes something that could truly be beautiful. The...
    LOMD LOMD 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 14

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    has anyone chosen a religion and found one that is not the same as most of your family and friends? how did they react?
    Lupod Lupod 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I'm Roman-Catholic and I'm ashamed of my other believers and other religions that they try to force their religion onto other people and for violence. It's ridiculous, like even...
    LindavdB LindavdB 16-17, F Nov 4

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    I strongly believe that organised religion is a terrible concept. Faith and belief in a deity does not require religious attendance to a man made building to recite man made...
    georgeorwell32 georgeorwell32 22-25, M 3 days 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 1 day ago

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    Lately I have been questioning everything in my life. I have especially been questioning my belief in any higher power. I grew up in a Baptist home, but never felt compelled to...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 41-45, F Nov 6

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    ******************************** THE UNIVERSE ********************************* First I want to thank those Christians who sincerely wish to better understand the universe they...
    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    When I was younger I used to love two things the news and prayer. I had a favorite children's bible that I read almost every night. I even read to my brother at times. I found...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Religion makes people feel content about their exsistance. I respect all religions even if it isn't my own and I even love hearing about other religions because I find them...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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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 7 hrs ago

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    I am an atheist. I believe in the chaos theory. but to come to that decision I sat there and I reaserched each of the mainstream religions, I went to different places of worship...
    GWSandwich GWSandwich 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    The lessons about life and how to treat others in a fashion you would want reciprocated, did not come from religion. What I learned from religion is that someone can do that most...
    emoteemo emoteemo 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    To the God whom i thought i knew, We are an entire generation with the broken pieces of our religion scattered on the floor around us. We are the children who learned fake...
    Ellabella95 Ellabella95 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My religion is the religion of purity ..that's all God wants ..he wants a pure heart and goodness .before religions existed and were given names our old ancestor used to have...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    Religion is - among many ugly things - one more excuse for people to hate and discriminate. Humans have found more than enough ridiculous reasons to hate each other - based on...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    religion is so stupid. like in freaking Syria if you try and establish your religion over their, they will cut your head off. I'm telling you freaking Muslim's are crazy... no...
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    So I was thinking, when I seen this title on the group. I thought, why is it so hard for people to just think of life out there other than the life on this planet?. A lack of...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 3

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    I don't mind when people criticize what I believe! They have the right to and the right to say what they feel. I feel the same when it comes to islam, I don't like the religion...
    christismyguide christismyguide 22-25, F Nov 11

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    There is good in every religion.If anything goes wrong,the religion is not wrong .The followers are wrong.So ,I try to respect all religions. Religion is realization; not talk, not...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Bringing so much raw emotion together in one song. I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house, That don’t bother me I can take a few tears now and then and just let...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have to post something here as I am seeking others who experience similar frustrations to what I experience on this site. This is when I read posts of deluded belivers. It...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I am not a religious person. I am not against the idea of religion or God, I just can't bring myself to trust in something that doesn't have proof. When I was about 5, I asked...
    RestlessDreamer22 RestlessDreamer22 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    The majority of my family are Christians. I didn't go to church on a daily basis growing up but my parents dragged me every now and then. I learned about Jesus Christ and how he...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I guess I believe that there's a God but I can't say that there is only one, one over all others. Last few years I've focused most of my trust on God. Believed that everything...
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 14

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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 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I strongly disagree with religion. It causes nothing but war and suffering, and holding on to illogical, outdated beliefs. This is a quote from a friend of mine's grandmother...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 3

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    I am a Christian. A lot of people who are not Christian think that most Christians are full of themselves, think that they are above everyone else, are greedy, and just shove...
    XxNightRavexX XxNightRavexX 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 4

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    With all do respect to every religion but I personally don't consider atheism as a religion, cause you don't really believe in a higher power right? Even my friends who are atheist...
    TheHurting TheHurting 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    For one thing, why wouldn't everyone believe in God? Seriously people. Would you rather think that we are here by accident? That no matter what we do, what we learn, how much we...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 5 Responses 6 days 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 15 hrs ago

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    Pull a chair for God: A man’s daughter had called a priest to pray over her sick and aging father. When the priest visited the home, seeing an empty chair by the cot of the old...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 31

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    I am addicted to a hug from my family and friends. I do believe the power of a hug and a smile. I can see how others feel and how I feel when hugged and smiled at. I love it and...
    oldernudistwifeandmom oldernudistwifeandmom 51-55, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My fears and worries get in the way of trusting him. I don't want to be this person anymore. Sometimes I feel like he doesn't love me. Just thinking about religion stresses me out...
    xlyricbelle xlyricbelle 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 8

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    When I say I believe in 'God', it's not to say I believe in the white-haired dude with the shirt off throwing thunder out his hands. It's also not to say I hold vigil for Jesus or...
    Aldmeri Aldmeri 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 6

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    I don't believe everything happens for a reason. There is so much in each of our perceived little realities that simply cannot be predicted. Horrible things happen where fault...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 7

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