How can one be spiritual, if they do don't believe in anything supernatural?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:47 PM on Feb. 18, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 6:50 PM on Feb. 18, 2011 (hidden) + expand
Answer by ImaginationMama at 6:55 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Sorry, but since I'm to tired to really type out a full answer, I'm just going to copy paste from my blog, so this is going to be related to Atheistic Pagans, who are mostly Spiritual.
Many people seem to think that you MUST believe in God or Gods in order to belong to a religion or to be spiritual. Most Pagans DO believe in some form of God, however there are many Atheistic Pagans. Many people hear the term Atheist and think "belief in Nothing" when in fact Atheism simply means "No belief in GOD(s)." As a matter of fact, Atheism does not mean lack of spiritual beliefs at all, as there are many spiritual beliefs, traditions and practices which do not require any belief in God. While Atheistic Pagans can have any number of beliefs on the Spiritual, I have found that most fall in to one of two groups. First there is the "Everything has Energy" group which mostly believe in "energy" over "spirit."
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:25 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 7:25 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
And Second there is the group which believes that the spirit world, other levels of reality and so on are in fact reality, but that there simply is no Spirit being or Higher Power outside of ourselves..."
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:26 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
Answer by pam19 at 7:26 PM on Feb. 18, 2011
First mistake....people make the assumption that to be spiritual one must believe in a higher being...a "god". When in reality spirituality is this:
" Spirituality can refer to an ultimate or immaterial reality. an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of their being; or the “deepest values and meanings by which people live.”[2Spiritual practices, including meditation, prayer and contemplation, are intended to develop an individual's inner life; such practices often lead to an experience of connectedness with a larger reality, yielding a more comprehensive self; with other individuals or the human community; with nature or the cosmos; or with the divine realm.
Answer by sahmamax2 at 9:47 PM on Feb. 18, 2011