What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
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18-09-2017, 01:55 PM
RE: What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
(18-09-2017 12:54 PM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  
(18-09-2017 12:45 PM)Rockblossom Wrote:  I admit to being baffled by "spiritual" people, as it seems to have a thousand meanings and none at all.

Thoughts?

To me, spiritualism is just a half-way house for recovering religious people.
Or another trap. House full of crystals instead of crosses.
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18-09-2017, 02:37 PM
RE: What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
" spiritual" people are those too hoity toity to be the pedestrian " religious".
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But the real egocentrical wooees claim the even more elite " in a personal relationship with God"....

Someday I expect to meet some twat who will claim to be " God's spiritual guide".

Ego knows no boundaries.

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18-09-2017, 02:44 PM (This post was last modified: 18-09-2017 02:47 PM by jennybee.)
RE: What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
(18-09-2017 01:29 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:  
(18-09-2017 12:45 PM)Rockblossom Wrote:  I admit to being baffled by "spiritual" people, as it seems to have a thousand meanings and none at all.
Thoughts?

They probably think this position is more defensible (than religion) because its more vague. Facepalm

However (imho) this shows they still do not intend to have their belief questioned and it doesnt speak for much introspection on their side.

Its still intellectually lazy, and i dont respect lazy people. Drinking Beverage

I think there are a lot more "spiritual" atheists than you may realize, none of them lazy. We had a thread on here awhile back and several members on here said they considered themselves to be "spiritual"--myself included. Some said they found a spirituality in nature--and not in the woo way. For me, it's my yoga practice--again not in the woo way. You can be spiritual without the woo. Spiritual can be defined as something "affecting the human spirit." The human spirit can be a term to describe who you are as a person, your make-up, your psyche. It doesn't have to be woo-ish.

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18-09-2017, 02:51 PM
RE: What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
I think we should contact Deepak Chopra, he'll know.
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18-09-2017, 02:57 PM
RE: What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
(18-09-2017 02:51 PM)pablo Wrote:  I think we should contact Deepak Chopra, he'll know.

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18-09-2017, 03:06 PM (This post was last modified: 18-09-2017 03:29 PM by Rockblossom.)
RE: What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
(18-09-2017 12:54 PM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  To me, spiritualism is just a half-way house for recovering religious people.

Ahh. So if really religious people are Hot and atheists are Cold, then Spiritualists are all about Mediums?

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18-09-2017, 03:34 PM
RE: What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
(18-09-2017 02:44 PM)jennybee Wrote:  
(18-09-2017 01:29 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:  They probably think this position is more defensible (than religion) because its more vague. Facepalm

However (imho) this shows they still do not intend to have their belief questioned and it doesnt speak for much introspection on their side.

Its still intellectually lazy, and i dont respect lazy people. Drinking Beverage

I think there are a lot more "spiritual" atheists than you may realize, none of them lazy. We had a thread on here awhile back and several members on here said they considered themselves to be "spiritual"--myself included. Some said they found a spirituality in nature--and not in the woo way. For me, it's my yoga practice--again not in the woo way. You can be spiritual without the woo. Spiritual can be defined as something "affecting the human spirit." The human spirit can be a term to describe who you are as a person, your make-up, your psyche. It doesn't have to be woo-ish.

So, what is *spiritual* about yoga? What is non-woo spiritual about it? It is "affecting your spirit"? Please explain in what way it is affecting your spirit? what does it cause in you? What do you exactly mean by spirit? As a non-native english speaker i am not quite sure what eactly you mean by spirit.

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18-09-2017, 03:37 PM
RE: What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
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18-09-2017, 03:43 PM
RE: What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
Spiritual but not Religious?

You drink booze but don't read the bible?

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18-09-2017, 04:05 PM
RE: What does it mean to be "Spiritual but not Religious"?
For some, it includes the idea that they're not Christian but have that elusive relationship with Jebus.

For me back when I called myself that (ugh), it was just like someone stated: it meant what I insisted it meant. I considered myself a former Christian, former kabbalist, and in search of the Special Truth. In other words, I was sure that I and others could suss out some sort of basic ideals that most if not all religions had parts of.

I look back and realize that I was still religious, just on the fence between atheism or starting my own cult religion.
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