Spiritual But Not Religious

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  1. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    chttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_but_not_religious

    This idea has a lot of appeal for me. I've had a hard time fitting perfectly into any specific religious practice, but feel more inclined to explore my own spiritual self as it comes about. I think what matters is the acknowledgement of the individual experience. If a person can find common ground with others, that is great.
     
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  5. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I don't personally get the value in spiritual but not religious. Of course, it can mean anything and if it's vague enough, it means nothing.

    When I first heard that term, I thought, OK you don't believe in the spaghetti monster in the sky because that's just too silly but you do believe in spirits, which sounds just as silly to me.

    For some, it seems a belief in God without the institution of the church. Reading the article, for some it means "a strong connection with the Earth"!

    At that point, it just sounds like a person who just has to have something to cling on to.

    Most everyone likes to be out in nature and feels an awe of the outdoors. No need to make something supernatural out of it. Reality is awe inspiring.

    I don't see much advantage in giving up religion only to cling to spirits.
     
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  7. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Spirits...a gin and tonic please.
    Take up astronomy.
    Alex
     

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