What is the difference between spirituality and religion?
I believe religion is the formalized practice(s) of a shared spiritual belief.
Religion is a business that has little to do with spirituality these days. They are in the business of control over people. Most people who belong to an organized religion would like to think they have more of a connection to God than those who do not, but that can not be further from the truth.
Spirituality is the concern for the spirit of individuals in reference to having a "soul" that is a connected part of what we consider the Oneness of the Universe.
You can be spiritual without belonging to any kind of religious sect. It is that connection we have with the spirit of the Creator and has nothing to do with religion at all.
I agree with most of your statement. I just think that religion should teach us that we are individual as well as part of a whole. We should love all in all.
Spirit is the heightened condition of a living Soul that is functioning with fairness, equity, and accountability. Religion is an attempt to mimic the Spirit.
I believe that religion is more formal and structured for its followers whereas spirituality is more about embracing the freedom of finding what practice works for you and applying it on a personal level.
I have been apart of a few religions over my lifetime. When I became aware that the spirit needs to be nurtured and cared for and not the practice of going in different directions which all seem to lead to the same place. Emptiness, judgement, anger and sometimes one can feel overwhelmed by the choices of others in the name sake of that type of "religious practices". The label of religion is not something I see as a means to be enlightened or the ability to grow in walking with the one who wished for all to know his truth, feel his love and mercy each and every day of their lives.
Spiritual practice is individual, religious practice is institutional.
Religion is the sacred cup. Spirituality is the sacred water or fire that fills the cup, and also overflows and pours in from other sources and fills the entire universe.
Religion is a way that man gets you to follow a set of rules. Religion is not for me. I consider myself spiritual saved by God's grace through his son Jesus Christ dying on the cross to save all. Jesus is my savior, God is the Father.
Spirituality is your relationship with God. Religion is the vehicle through which you practice it.
spirituality is the individuals search for divine power.
religion is an avenue to support that search.
Spirituality is a goal, while religion is a vehicle. When I see two persons arguing over whose religion is the true religion, it sounds to me as if they are arguing over whose car is better. When it comes to attaining health, it is like arguing over whose doctor is cleverer.
All of us are at different stages in our spiritual development, and different religions suits different people better. We know that Lamborghini is a good car but can everyone afford that?
Religion is a structured institution with hierarchy and a set of guide-lines in the form of dogma. Most religions believe in a god or gods which they worship through various rituals. When one is a member of a particular religion then they would have obligations to fulfil as part of that community.
Spirituality is available to all humans’ regards of religion. Religious people can be both spiritual and religious. Spiritual people need not be religious, but follow their heart from a soul level.
Some of us might need the discipline and commitment of a supporting community through a religion. The rest of us though find inner peace through our unique connection to the universal freedom of spirituality.
Religion is a set of rituals that everybody has to follow. Spirituality is simply the recognition that their is a higher order and the lifelong attempt to gain understanding and decipher meaning.
by Tim Mitchell 12 months ago
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by Jenny Pugh 6 years ago
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by breathe2travel 6 years ago
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by charlie 2 years ago
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