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I Know There Is A Difference Between Religion And Spirituality

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    you don't need a organized church to be spritiual the 2 don't go hand in hand and the churches forget that they are more interested in the power they weld and the money they make
    wotaloser wotaloser 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    I Choose Spiritual Over Religion

    I don't mind congregating with ppl who share my beliefs in which I define this act as a form of religion. My one on one connection and closeness with my Creator is so much more important bcuz my main concern is how he views me this is an act of spirituality.
    MzMP MzMP 36-40, F Sep 27, 2013

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    I concede that my inner world is a lot bigger

    than my outer world. I feel the time has come to embrace my rite of passage. It will be alone, but I'm happy to be free in my skin, to feel what I think. The hermit card for me, whilst I conjure myself to get where I need to be. Although I am unsure, to a degree, I know this...
    Outbornmotor Outbornmotor 31-35, F May 5, 2014

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    This is most likely my final and last post on EP. My body burns and aches because all the pain I'm holding in. I feel like if i don't let it out somewhere, I'm going to crumble...
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    If you would have been born 6000 years ago in Babylon, you would have worship Marduk; if you would have been born 5000 years ago in India, you would have worshiped Krishna; if you...
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    "You like to control everything within your influence, to shape things to your own liking. If positive, you develop high spirituality, as you have a God's protection. You are...
    paradisedevotion paradisedevotion 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    after a battle with mental illness, I've come to the conclusion all of my delusions are connected into a single religion I've created. it's not any normal type of religion...
    fryelo fryelo 13-15, T 2 days ago

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    what kills is when you realize its past and you were not aware. there is a time limit to all things, especially patience. the patience of friends. the patience of family, the...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I love that moment when you look at someone, and that alone seems to charge the air between the two of you. I'm fascinated by how some people are so immediately drawn to each...
    MaidForMilking MaidForMilking 41-45, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    IT WAS NEVER A PRIORITY. I try to be who my parents say is good. Fail I try to get away. Be who society say is good. Fail lack of funds. I try so hard to be somebody anybody...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    Faith and belief distort morality. Instead of a reciprocal "golden rule" morality it's more or less just enforcement of behaviors through fear and intimidation by introducing the...
    OrganicMachina OrganicMachina 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Religion is not a problem. It's people, people have created everything from religion to weapons. And we use these to create and solve our problems.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    "...Every king and peasant; every young couple in love; every mother and father; hopeful child; inventor and explorer; every teacher of morals; every corrupt politician; every...
    kristaamielarisadarwin kristaamielarisadarwin 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Wouldn't it be selfish to insist on religions cultures and nationalities ... If giving up on everyone of them ... Would only mean to give up the things that make us different...
    EzraLincoln98 EzraLincoln98 18-21, M a week ago

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    I used to believe that a ham was an animal. You know, you've got your chickens, your roosters, your hens, your hams... I only learned that it came from a pig sometime in High...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    “Religion is like a penis. It’s ok to have one, and it is ok to be proud of it. But don’t pull it out in public and start waving it around, and don’t you DARE try to shove...
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma 36-40, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    After two years being sexually abused with the collusion of my own mother I considered suicide. It's not the answer. I have a great father, a very supportive priest at home and a...
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    ~ RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD ~ TAOISM - **** Happens HINDUISM - This **** Happened Before ISLAM - If **** Happens, Take a Hostage BUDDHISM - When **** Happens, Is It Really...
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Always when I am talking with my boyfriend about religion I get upset. It is too much to hear how he thinks sometimes but I try always to understand him. It is sooo hard. Any...
    Chloe1o Chloe1o 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    Adaptation is knowing what is appropriate in context and company you are in. For example, I wouldn't talk about certain things in front of my grandparents that I would say to a...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F Feb 2

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    I want to be the reason someone smiles, but I feel like that is selfish. I want to be the reason someone looks forward to waking up. Just, to make a difference. I know a lot of...
    lekearns99 lekearns99 16-17, F Feb 1

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    This EP Experience is created by me on Feb. 1, 2016.Your ideals are mostly spiritual,but in an individualistic way.While spirituality is very important in your life,organized...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Sexuality is a bridge between soul and body.
    swallow90 swallow90 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    I like all three. But the religion I take primary as a science. :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    This world is so filled with crulty and apathy, yet I dont know how to start how to make this world a better place. I have decided I will take a step to help here on this site to...
    Changingwinds Changingwinds 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    Recently a user responding to one of my postings was vehement in her belief that Islam in general is violent and evil, not just the terrorist faction that has corrupted it. I'm...
    growgirl growgirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I am a educated, decent looking, hard working, bi 25 year old white English male from London looking for MOC, Looking for a bisexual/lesbian girl, who is based in the UK (ages 21...
    alex123432 alex123432 22-25, M Jan 29

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    And I believe there is. If you would like to ponder the possibility, I suggest you read Dr. Brian Weiss' books beginning with Many Lived, Many Masters. In one of his other books he...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    Am I awake right now? Yes. Should I be? Probably not. Why am I then? Because there ain't no rest for the wicked.
    Daddydomless Daddydomless 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I don't know what to do or say anymore. I awoke this morning with the skin hanging off my toes, just a little, with this deep laceration. It does not look deep, as it was side...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 27

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    As long as youre able to sleep at night thinking youre ideals are right, while not bashing on others for having different ideals, then there should be no reason not to respect you...
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    When my children were toddlers, I did a year with a Baptist church that was masquerading as a "Non-Denominational" church. Some of my friends attended this church, so I gave it a...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    Religions do what they can to the best of their creation to get us on the spiritual path. Unfortunately when people decide to go deeper many of us stop trying to put the puzzle...
    Reptales Reptales 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 26

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    It is very difficult to prove it but I have had demons attached to me and they respond to the name of Jesus. They make me shake and talk in unknown languages. Since they respond to...
    jjbegood33 jjbegood33 26-30, M Jan 26

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    Well I don't know ALL of them. But with the ones I do know, I don't care if the person(s) practice Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. What I really care about is...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F Jan 25

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    Hello there people. I just need a place to vent for a bit. Lets start. I have this best girl friend whom i used to flirt with since i was in fifth grade. Now we're already in our...
    Nilanno19 Nilanno19 18-21, F Jan 25

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    well for my experience I want to be a mentor to make a difference in someone who I can help with a person who can change the themselves to help them to have a better relationship.
    Johnny1446 Johnny1446 18-21, M Jan 24

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    I was watching this show called What Would You Do, a reality show where actors act out a situation in a public place and reactions to them are recorded and interviewed. There...
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 12 Responses Jan 23

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    Place your hand over your heart. You feel that? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason, so don’t ever give up.The person who completes suicide, dies once...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F Jan 23

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    I love "Little House on the Prairie". But, one character, Mr. Edwards, doesn't believe in God, since his wife and daughter died. He said that he can't believe in a God that let...
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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