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I Believe In Spirtuality Over Religion

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 217 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Soo I am staying on Hawaii with my family at the moment. Unfortunately I got in trouble. The next day after travelling I felt quite tired. So in the evening we were at the buffet...
    JacyTexasGirl JacyTexasGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I believe. I know. It can be palpably, indisputably, amazingly good - as long as you're conscious and pick up the signals that are blinking louder than neon signs...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.''
    RepentTillSeptember RepentTillSeptember 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    I love the United States. Are we a perfect nation? Not by a long shot. There will be no perfection in this lifetime. But I believe that, even with all its flaws, the US is the best...
    ronnkron ronnkron 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I believe the one person most likely to change my life is me. I love the people who have been part of my journey and some of them have influenced me. But I was born alone and I...
    hotwasabizen hotwasabizen 41-45, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    for those who doesn't believe in God i ask you simple question
    ali3355 ali3355 26-30, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    i also believe that Christianity is the church of sin
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Why do I hate U.S. Conservatism? There are so many reasons, but I will try to keep this brief and expand on it later. I'm not writing this from the perspective of a post modern...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    how is paying tithes beneficial too the congestion?
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Another flawed view from Christianity is their view on "heaven" Really? So after death you think your "spirit" (that u have no proof of either) floats away to wherever heaven is...
    201rainbow 201rainbow 26-30, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    They believe they are the only true religion. That they are the only people for God, and everyone outside their faith will die and be destroyed. I don't think so! For in the bible...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 days ago

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    Please put aside all your prejudices and misunderstandings about religion. I want you to imagine one that is free of all magic (the supernatural) yet includes eternal life of a...
    DeeCup DeeCup 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    faith is ok Is ok I suppose, but religion is too often used to denigrate and ostricize other people
    dethlord dethlord 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So do I. Nevertheless I had experienced a so called chakra opening during an LSD trip years ago. It has 3 stages: 1. A sudden explosive clarity and consiousness 2. A mental sliding...
    niezuweit niezuweit 26-30 2 days ago

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    alot of people get defensive about the word or religion therefore they argue back and forth about what's right or wrong .. the inspired word of God shouldnt be argued or debated...
    sadiez81 sadiez81 31-35 3 days ago

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    I just try and be nice to people and do good things. If a religion helps you, fine. But I don't need it in my life.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I don't believe in God. When I say it out loud, it's hard for me to understand why. I've always believed in God as a kid. I was raised that God heals all and we must pray everyday...
    Shygal3029876 Shygal3029876 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    This is true. I may not believe in any religion, but it doesn't mean you have to be a bad person. I know morals, but that isn't lead by religion.
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am usually opposed to government spending that isn't necessary to protect its citizens' rights, but I think a reasonable case can be made for some social welfare provisions...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M Jul 24

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    Why it's pointless to argue religion or politics. You won't find one person in a hundred that if they believe in God is willing to accept your rational for your religious beliefs...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    I never felt like I fit in into any religion. My parent forced me to be Catholic but I just could believe in their beliefs. I had friends of other religions that tried to make me...
    Imirinde Imirinde 31-35, F Jul 23

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    You don't need religion to have morality. If you can't tell the difference between right and wrong, you lack empathy and compassion. It's really messed up that the fear of hell and...
    ZippyHippy ZippyHippy 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 22

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    I was raised as a Christian but I honestly can't say whole heartedly that I am a Christian. I believe in God but I don't really focus too much on religion. I believe that you...
    WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    i just got **** by my buddy and leave me because I'm not religious as he is...
    Troveseow Troveseow 26-30, M Jul 19

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    A great example would be....... religion! The thing that i am not allowed to even question at the risk of being hit! Seriously though I wish parents were more open minded about...
    SnowSpirites SnowSpirites 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Personally I am an atheist, but I would like to here your veiw on your religion and why you believen it
    Shabbyshark Shabbyshark 26-30, M Jul 16

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    I am here to help you, if you have doubts about the paranormal, experience and don't know what to do... I hope I can help you! My religion is spiritism and it is not better or...
    loulikeschocolate loulikeschocolate 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I believe that one day mankind will learn to let go of the distinctive power of religion and his spiritually will grow deeper than has ever been possible and the world will finally...
    ardentizzy ardentizzy 66-70, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I like to open my soul wide to share with everyone who on a like minded level or not care to hear what I have to say. It is in those times moments when we are told something new...
    CelticSpiritAtHeart CelticSpiritAtHeart 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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