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What is the difference between a religious person and spiritual person?


Where that question leads to is can a spiritual person be a Christian? In other words, does a Christian have to be religious?

 

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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 11 days ago

    I hear there are different pathways to spirituality and religion is one. I kinda' think there is a difference between a person who is religious and one who is dogmatic of doctrine, traditions, and practices.


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    Elijah A Alexander Jr (The0NatureBoy) 12 days ago

    SK,I came out of Christianity calls myself an "Atheist-Christian" having recognized the Christ said (Jon 10:34-35) "Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came" say man are god.


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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 11 days ago

    Thank you Mark. Religious as a descriptor does seem to have negative connotations especially within liberal circles. That I think happens when religion and politics mix.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 8 days ago

    Very well said. This new wave of opposition to religion is somewhat disconcerting. I write a sermon at least once a week here. I follow the tenants of a Christian religion but my online congregation may not. I like my religion.


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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 4 days ago

    Thanks Eric. What I hear while may be incorrect is that they are not mutually exclusive. That was pointed where you shared they are synergistic. I kinda' think along that line too. I think religion leads toward spirituality . . . (No more space)


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    Tim Mitchell (tsmog) 11 days ago

    I think I get your point using the analogy of dawn. There is the graduating changes of light until the source is visible and light is encompassing.