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Religious VS spirituality? Is there a difference? What do you think?

L1 2012/06/03 07:53:37
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There was a time that spirituality was defined in dictionary as the same thing as being religious. Today, doesn't seem to be the case. What do you think? Be civil please. Thanks.religious symbols
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  • Sebastianchocolatebeargiles 2012/06/08 06:33:28 (edited)
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    From what I experience the main difference is that Religion usually follows a certain Doctrine of rules, commandments, disciplines, traditions etc... Spirituality, however, has no such governing rules. Basically everyone is spiritual. You don't need anything to be spiritual. Most just feel into it. Religion is sort of an Extension upon that. For example Love is something spiritual. A traditional marriage would be considered a "religious tradition" (assuming everything goes well) of that spiritual connection.
    "Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement … look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted: everything is phenomenal - to be spiritual is to be amazed"
  • L1 Sebasti... 2012/06/08 09:12:52
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    Thank you for puuting into words what I couldn't. Thanks
  • beach bum 2012/06/06 11:46:38
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    religion is a concern.....spirituality is a concept
  • L1 beach bum 2012/06/06 12:03:32
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    That's another way to see it. Thank you!
  • beach bum L1 2012/06/06 12:41:42
  • Radical Ed 2012/06/03 11:29:59
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    religious follow a organised dogmatic doctrine, spiritualists have their own individuals principles on belief in the supernatural.
  • L1 Radical Ed 2012/06/03 13:55:31
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    That's a good way to put it. I haven't really come up with a better way yet. Thanks!
  • Metaldane 2012/06/03 08:43:41
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    Well spiritual people tend to just beleive in some sort of higher power be it a god or force and may use a religion's example like the Christian god but aren't really a part of the religion and may have a different set of values altogether.
  • L1 Metaldane 2012/06/03 13:56:25
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    That's another great way of saying it. I'm like what you said. Thanks!
  • Dark Angel AKA Hippiegirl 2012/06/03 07:57:49
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    Religious people are religious because they fear Hell. Spiritual people are Spiritual because they have been through Hell !
  • L1 Dark An... 2012/06/03 08:00:00
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    Not all religions believe in hell though. I think that religious tend to take their religion's doctrines much more literally than the rest. Good points though! Thanks!
  • L1 2012/06/03 07:54:48
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    I think it's changed overall. The meaning doesn't seem to be the same as it once was.

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