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Do you consider that you are spiritual or religious - or is it all the same to you?

ANGEL 2012/06/01 12:21:34
Often, "religion" refers to more of an organized affiliation, such as a member of a church, whereas spirituality refers to a more personal experience, which may or may not fit within an organized religion. Both religion, and spirituality, can involve belief in a deity, spiritual or mystical experiences, rituals, as well as value systems and beliefs about morality and ethics,etc. These things alone are not necessarily religious or spiritual; they can be both.

Do you consider that you are more spiritual or religious - or is it the same to you?


NOTE: This is not a poll to diss anyone because of their religious/spiritual beliefs. Whether you are involved in Christianity, Judaism, Scientology, Wicca, Muslim, Jehovah's Witness, etc., whether you are an Agnostic or Atheist, please feel free to comment -- however, if you cannot be respectful of those who believe differently than you do, then please do not comment on my polls.
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  • KeithL 2012/06/22 18:03:41
  • VintageLys 2012/06/08 02:31:14
    VintageLys
    spiritual
  • Rosa~Evil Angel~ 2012/06/05 18:57:05
    Rosa~Evil Angel~
    spiritual...I have a relationship with god but i do not like church.
  • schjaz 2012/06/05 15:42:45
    schjaz
    Spiritual.
  • Texas Gal 2012/06/04 17:37:34
    Texas Gal
    Religious and spiritual -- for me it's a blend of both. I try to do what I think is "right" and what "feels right" in my heart.
  • Jay Jays 2012/06/04 01:30:43
    Jay Jays
    same thing in some ways in other ways different thing
  • Dave0626 2012/06/03 03:44:06
    Dave0626
    +2
    I prefer to think ...both. seems hard to separate the spiritual from the God.
    separate spiritual god
  • twister 2012/06/03 03:30:18
    twister
    +1
    Most religious people are spiritual as well, although to be spiritual you don't need to be religious. I consider myself to be both.
  • CaptnSassy 2012/06/02 16:20:06
    CaptnSassy
    +1
    Spiritual
    I have my beliefs
    But do not feel that is my right or need to convince others that they are wrong/I am right
  • Treasure ♥ijm♥ 2012/06/02 14:28:02
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    +1
    Spiritual....I do have my beliefs and faith but I am not one to shove them down anyone's throat.....I believe in God and Jesus Christ.
  • Doreen 2012/06/02 08:41:30
    Doreen
    +1
    I have a spiritual philosophy. I have no deity to worship just lessons from a teacher who uses common sense. I am Buddhist.
  • alexandria.tasker 2012/06/02 05:09:00
  • DFA 2012/06/02 04:50:30
    DFA
    +1
    I'm a realist.
  • sjalan 2012/06/02 04:37:38
    sjalan
    +1
    Far more spiritual than religious.

    Spiritual is an ability to realate to everything around you from your own inner being.

    Religious is to subscribe to any one of the 1000's of different religious organizations and their dogma, doctrines and beliefs.
  • DoxieDad 2012/06/02 04:20:42
    DoxieDad
    +1
    I am part of the earth and the earth part of me there is a spiritual connection in my mind. The existence or non existence of a deity can not be proven and therefore must be accepted on faith. I have no faith to speak of.
  • Jayfeather 2012/06/02 04:14:26
  • Buster Brown 2012/06/02 02:54:44 (edited)
    Buster Brown
    +1
    Basically its the same to me.
  • Reggie☮ 2012/06/01 23:43:23
    Reggie☮
    +3
    For me they are intertwined.
  • The Judge 2012/06/01 23:31:17
    The Judge
    +2
    Spiritual, religion seems to cloud things
  • Queen Katherine 2012/06/01 22:53:35
    Queen Katherine
    +1
    More spiritual than religious.
  • rockyjr5 2012/06/01 22:05:55
    rockyjr5
    +1
    I'm spiritual.
  • jessiesgirl4463 2012/06/01 21:01:37
    jessiesgirl4463
    +1
    I have never really thought to classify it either way. I am a follower of Christ (something I sincerly work at every day) I am a child of God. My main concern is my relationship with God. I do not currently go to church but I do not consider it something I would never do...so I guess I would be considered more spiritual...?
  • Mechelle 2012/06/01 20:43:10
    Mechelle
    +1
    I'm spiritual, I do not BELONG to any religion. To me if you have to BECOME A MEMBER then its organized with a spacific belief system. NO ONE knows what Faith is right, they can only believe what they feel is right. I believe in God, I try to do the right things and I pray. I do not judge those that have " a religion " nor do I judge those who do not believe. I don't need a man in a thousand dollar suit to tell me about God. I need my choice of Bible and my studies, and my faith to get me through. If I'm wrong, its my cross to bare.
  • peaches 2012/06/01 19:58:52 (edited)
    peaches
    +1
    Some people are both, some are either or, and some are neither! Most religious people, I'd assume would fit into the greater catagory as spiritual, though. The spiritual aren't always religious or belong to a certain religion. For me personally, both, I do belong to a church, though my own personal beliefs make me think that I tend to be more spiritual (:
  • 13_JunkyardDog 2012/06/01 19:43:19
    13_JunkyardDog
    +2
    I don't need a preacher to tell me how to pray
  • Pocahontas 2012/06/01 19:23:31
    Pocahontas
    +1
    I am spiritual because I believe in God and I'm absolutely okay with all the names anyone would give the energy I belive God is.
  • Joe61 2012/06/01 19:19:44 (edited)
    Joe61
    Religious, spiritual or philosophical they are all the domain of the believer.....Even science is a offshoot of Catholicism. Long, long long before science was popular and respectable. The Catholic Church had a department that was responsible for exploring the universe for clue's to mans past, present and future.

    http://creation.com/biblical-...
  • rknothead 2012/06/01 18:43:17
    rknothead
    +1
    I'm more spiritual. Never been a member of a church, never baptized into a religion either. But I'm not an atheist.
  • Pops 2012/06/01 18:18:24
    Pops
    +1
    I always thought of religious as someone that consistently went to church every Sunday. That person didn't always strike me as a true believer if you will. Then I looked the word up and found I had been wrong. religious - Having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity., is one definition. Spiritual I thought was someone that believed but didn't go to church. spiritual - Concerned with sacred matters, religion or the church is one definition, and the same as one definition of religious.
  • cynsity 2012/06/01 18:15:55
    cynsity
    +1
    I am one of those people who seperate faith and religion. Religion tends to be about "dogma". it is a man created control factor. faith is a personal relationship with the creator.

    I recall a bible story about a very devote christian who was traveling to the city to destruy non christians when god apeared to him and told him it was not about what men wanted it was about what god wanted he told the man to have vision to have "chazown".

    I also recall when some missionaries came to my door and I said I had no interest in their ministeries becasue my faith wasn't derived from any religion and they told me that I should understand that THEIR god was infanent while my god was finite. I replied that they had that backwards as I was not capable of laying claim to the god in charge of my life. I belonged to the creator teh creator did not belong to me he was to great t be claimed by anyone while theirs was clearly not so great as to be owned by man.

    THey didn't like that....
  • Justin.Long 2012/06/01 17:28:37
    Justin.Long
    +1
    I am a more spirtual person yes I am a member of an organized religion but I feel that my faith and walk with God is my own personal "walk" sure in that walk it brings me into interaction with other people
  • Zeruke 2012/06/01 17:20:35
    Zeruke
    +1
    im spiritual... for that matter a deist
  • none 2012/06/01 17:11:18
    none
    Neither one.
  • Jiorgia 2012/06/01 17:05:58
    Jiorgia
    I'm neither.
  • JohnT 2012/06/01 17:05:47
    JohnT
    +1
    I am spiritual but no way am I religious.
  • Flor de Luna 2012/06/01 16:39:59
    Flor de Luna
    +2
    I'm spiritual,not religious.
  • Magical 2012/06/01 16:34:34
    Magical
    +1
    I consider myself to be more spiritual in practice.
  • Greatkibble 2012/06/01 16:33:14
    Greatkibble
    +1
    Spiritual.
  • Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/06/01 16:30:17
    Brian ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    It is all the same to me, and I am neither.
  • rawrimamoocow 2012/06/01 16:30:13
    rawrimamoocow
    Spirtual. I am an aesthetic satanist, so I chose to believe myself and my own power than a deity.

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