Q&A: In your opinion, what’s the difference between being religious and being spiritual?
Question by Tonya in TX – Duck: In your opinion, what’s the difference between being religious and being spiritual?
If R&S were split into a Religion subsection and a Spiritual subsection, I know that the “religionists” wouldn’t stay on their side, and the “spiritualists” wouldn’t stay on their side, so I’m not suggesting or advocating that. And I know that you can be spiritual without being religious, and be religious and spiritual, but can you be religious and not spiritual? If you can’t, what’s the difference? Where’s the dividing line between being religious but not spiritual? And are you spiritual if you have a set of beliefs, which include not being a part of a religion? If so, is that a religion in and of itself? I know some atheists and agnostics say they are spiritual but not religious, yet some atheists believe their atheism is a religion? Where’s the line? When does being spiritual cross the line into a religion?
badmp35: So being spiritual is being comfortable in your own skin, while being religious is what allows you to be comfortable in your own skin? Or do I put words in your mouth?
beano: I agree, religion won’t save you. Christ said as much.
Answer by Snoflake
Religious people usually have a religion. Spiritual people dont necessarily “have” one but they can.
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