Are You a Religious or Spiritual person?

United States
September 28, 2007 1:02pm CST
Why or why not? I am curious since I am still a little unsure of how I feel about the whole topic and just want a lot of points of view to mull over. ANY and ALL comments welcome and appreciated.
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@tuhpaul (475)
• India
28 Sep 07
Well my friend,religion comes from a Latin word 'religo'-meaning self-realization,the moment one can really realize this he is religious-you dont need to pray 10 times a day to prove yourself religious-you just got to realise your 'DOs' and 'DONTs'-and believe that there is Someone Who has laid down these dos and donts for us to follow-and to remember that there is Someone greater than us.
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@tuhpaul (475)
• India
28 Sep 07
Ofcourse respect and fear this 'SOMEONE'.You dont need to go the church everyday-but you need to remember Him always-and I do this.
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• United States
28 Sep 07
I have never actually heard it broken down like that before. Thanks. It makes it a little different than it did before and it is nice to have another way to look at it and think about it.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
28 Sep 07
I'm not a religious woman though there was a time very long ago that I was....but that was VERY long ago..I am however a very spiritual person and walk a path that I'm extremely devoted to..Why? I guess thats a tough one to answer..I mean I could say because it feels right but its much deeper than that...I DOES feel right, dont get me wrong...but its more of a "its natural" than anything really....and the path I walk now has been natural to me since I was a very little girl but was only aware of Christianity so I didnt realize that what I knew and felt in my core being was a spiritual thing at all...It was just there ya know...Does that make any sense?
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• United States
28 Sep 07
Yes, it does make sense. And thank you for your insight. When I was little I went to church every Sunday, but never really thought of it being anything that feels natural.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
I don't think I am that religious because sometimes I fail to go to my church. Sometimes I go there because I feel I'm obliged to go. But I could say that I am kinda spiritual because I maintain my close relationship with God. I communicate with Him a lot, at home, in the office, in the car, anywhere. I fell His presence in my life. I think being religious has something to do with your the activities of your religion whereas spirituality means your personal relationship with God :)
• United States
28 Sep 07
That is a nice way to differentiate (sp?) being religious and being spiritual. Thank you for that. I have never really thought about that difference and now I will think about it WAY differently now. Thanks!
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• United States
28 Sep 07
I don't concider myself Religious cause I don't go to church or have any religing. I think I'm more Spiritual. I do belive in God and I do pray but I don't think you have to go to church or have a religing to do that...
• United States
28 Sep 07
That seems to be a general theme going on between the difference of being religious and spiritual. No one really talked about the difference, so it is nice to know more about the difference so I have more to think about.