Yes, i know much hate and devastation has been caused in the "name of religion", but much good has been done too.
And why is it so many people are pushing away from the word "religious"? If you follow any form of organized religion, i hate to break it to you, but you're probably religious. You can be spiritual too! but just because you "have a relationship with Jesus" (or fill in related statement for other religions here) does not excuse you from the fact that you are still practicing religion.
There are people who are just religious.
There are others who are both religious and spiritual.
Then there are others who are only spiritual.
None of these words are BAD. They are just different, and the person holding such practices is not necessarily a bad person either.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:16 PM on Nov. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by melody77 at 1:45 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
Answer by sahmamax2 at 1:56 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
Its not a bad word, but it is a confused word. Most ppl understand religion to be a type of spirituality, but its non of the sort. Religion is nothing more than a repetitious way of achieving spirituality. To me being "spiritual" has no limitations and is the best form of freedom(if not the only).
Answer by sugahmamma at 2:06 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
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Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:34 PM on Nov. 2, 2009
Yes, i know much hate and devastation has been caused in the "name of religion",
You've answered your own question. It isn't religion that's dirty...it's the people who perform demented and inhumane acts in the name of their particular brand of religion. There are extremists in every belief system. And it is they that grab the headlines and the attention. Obviously the publicity dept. of the Salvation Army is slacking on the job.
Answer by witchqueen at 9:16 PM on Nov. 2, 2009