I think the main difference is that spirituality is not confined by the dogmas of religious rules, beliefs and rituals and is more an individual outlook on such matters.
Religion for me is a class and opinions are based on how one chooses to live their lives. Spirituality is a state of being. It moves you to encourage, promote and educate. and ones thoughts would allow your life to become manageable despite everything around you. It is a driving force to be better, and do better!
A Religion for me is like the rule book of what you believe. But you can have spirituality without following any religion. Spirituality can be looked on as a person who has a deeper connection to and a belief in higher spiritual minds. Therefore they may follow a religion that they feel reflects their views or the may not follow any and still believe in the creator, great spirit or whatever name people feel more in tune with.
The difference between Religion and Spirituality can be very different for each person. However, I see religion as a set of rules, beliefs, and guidelines that you have to follow in order to be a part of that religion (or to follow it correctly) like the 10 Commandments. In this way, I see "religion" as made by man to exclude others that are not of the same mindset. I combine beliefs from many different religions into my spirituality.
Spirituality is much different in that it is individualized and part of a community at one time. Spirituality is a state of being that allows you to determine your own beliefs and guidelines, while at the same time connecting to others of a higher spiritual mindset. You may each have different beliefs but work together so you can all move forward on your individual spiritual paths. Spirituality is more than just saying you are. You have to feel it and continue learning about yourself and others in order to grow.
by Eze Ikechukwu 2 years ago
What is the difference between Religion and Spirituality?
by Cas Merchant 6 years ago
What is the difference between spirituality and religion?I am neither religious or athiest, I believe that Jesus exsisted at one time, and God is here for me now. I pray, but I don't go to church to do it. I am all for peace and altruism, but I follow no rules of any one religion-I take what I...
by SparklingJewel 10 years ago
So I borrowed this idea from Misha to start a new thread.For me, I can give one particular instance where I think science and religion/spirituality are complementary, as crossing each other's boundaries. When I think of energy; where Kirlian photography has proven the existence of the energy...
by Tim Mitchell 11 months ago
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?
by Sheila 9 years ago
What is the true purpose of religion/spirituality? To bind us with rules, or to open our hearts and our minds?Where does atheism fit into the above? Does tolerance go hand in hand with enlightenment, and if so, how do we promote enlightenment (in whatever form it takes) over dogmatic...
by Akanshaa Kumar 2 years ago
What is the difference between ' Being Spiritual ' and 'Being Religious' ?Spirituality is linked with religion, but these are two very different concepts.
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