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Religion is for people who are afraid of hell,
Spirituality is for people who have already been there.
~Running Hawk, Lakota Nation


Asked by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (15)
  • I agree but maybe not in the same sense. You don't need to have religion to be spiritual.

    Answer by OneToughMami at 12:09 AM on Nov. 10, 2009

  • Both are for the weak who doubt their inner strength and have lack of faith and trust in themselves.

    Answer by IhartU at 9:42 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Eh. I don't particularly agree but I don't necessarily disagree either. It's a matter of interpretation and I see this one as having many different ways to interpret

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:47 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • I would say that I'm spiritual and not religious. I've been to hell and back again and I'm STRONGER for it.

    Answer by WindyTheWidow at 9:48 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Religion is the act of spirituality, it is a tool that I use to teach my children morality. Spirituality is a deeply personal thing for me.


    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 9:52 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • interesting.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • I think that religion is for those who are afraid, PERIOD. Afraid of hell, afraid of judgement, afraid of death, afraid of possibilities, afraid of being wrong, the list go on.

    I think that spirituality is the sought out connection between self and higher level of spiritual consciousness. "Hell" is such a broad term.


    Answer by sugahmamma at 10:06 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • i see the point behind it, at least my own interpretation of it. i think its an overly simplified phrase as that is not the only reason people turn to religion, and there are people who are both...but i get the gist of what he was saying & agree.

    Answer by okmanders at 10:13 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 11:11 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • I'm with okmanders on this one

    Answer by ilovemyboys21 at 11:49 PM on Nov. 9, 2009