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What is the difference between religion and spirituality?

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Asked by 35yoamom at 11:11 PM on Sep. 6, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • religion is for people who are afraid of hell, spirituality is for people who have already been there :)

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 11:52 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Spirituality doesn't require belief in a diety or supernatural entity and mythological places. Nor does it require a faith and hope in something or require alot of rituals. Spirituality just "is".

    Answer by Zoeyis at 8:15 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • For me they are intertwined- for others they are not. It depends what spirits you believe in and how they operate.

    And for the record- I am not afraid of hell-not even a little bit- that is not the basis of religion. The basis of religion is Faith, not fear.

    Answer by soyousay at 9:11 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Spirituality is a state of being, not belief in spirits.

    Like when your really into playing your music, it can feel very spiritual (example).

    Answer by Zoeyis at 10:00 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • My spirituality connects to my heart and emotions, my mental inclinations. My religion is the being that I connect to.

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 2:09 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • religion is a set a rules that you follow

    spirituality is glorifying your own spirit

    neither of which describe Christianity. ;-)

    Answer by Gal51 at 5:25 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • religion is a set of rules made up by people

    Answer by ceallaigh at 10:48 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Religion: a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

    Spirituality: the state or quality of being dedicated to God, religion, or spiritual [spiritual: "of or pertaining to the spirit"] things or values, esp as contrasted with material or temporal ones

    Answer by WomanWitty at 3:32 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • In short, not a whole lot.

    Answer by WomanWitty at 3:32 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

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