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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-10 09:27 AM
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If somebody asked you, what's the difference between "spiritual" and "religious," how would you
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answer them?

I've been attending 12 step groups for years, and I understand the distinction but I'm not sure how to explain it to somebody else.
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  -If somebody asked you, what's the difference between "spiritual" and "religious," how would you raccoon  Oct-14-10 09:27 AM   #0 
  - I'm in AA and have struggled to explain this, as well...  Rhiannon12866   Oct-16-10 02:30 AM   #1 
  - Yes, the spiritual is the psychic medium. The spirit of love and camaraderie  Joe Chi Minh   Oct-25-10 06:39 PM   #4 
  - 22 months, 18 days now. good job. that is a lot of 24 hours.  Tripod   Feb-18-11 02:36 AM   #19 
  - Speaking only for myself, the difference is this ---  madamesilverspurs   Oct-17-10 09:07 PM   #2 
  - +1  WheelWalker   Mar-10-11 09:20 PM   #20 
  - "Religion is for those who fear god, spirituality is for those who have been to hell and back"  Rhiannon12866   Oct-24-10 08:09 PM   #3 
  - Nice link  Tripod   Nov-14-10 11:07 PM   #8 
     - To be honest, it's the people who have helped me much more than any saying could.  Rhiannon12866   Nov-14-10 11:29 PM   #9 
  - Inner work  get the red out   Oct-31-10 05:43 PM   #5 
  - "Religious" requires  Enthusiast   Nov-03-10 03:45 AM   #6 
  - Yes, the word, 'religion' does have the sense of 'binding'. The meaning of 'spiritual'  Joe Chi Minh   Nov-09-10 04:22 PM   #7 
  - Spirituality is personal. Religion is communal.  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-29-10 09:40 AM   #10 
  - Spiritual is asking yourself.  Taverner   Dec-02-10 05:48 PM   #11 
  - Spiritual is the personal connection you have with the Diety of  Justpat   Feb-15-11 11:40 AM   #12 
  - hey lady!! great to see you!  NMDemDist2   Feb-15-11 03:16 PM   #13 
     - Hey yourself!  Justpat   Feb-15-11 03:24 PM   #14 
        - and celebrating 19 years on the 28th of this month  NMDemDist2   Feb-15-11 04:02 PM   #15 
           - Wow.  Justpat   Feb-15-11 04:26 PM   #16 
              - I knew you were up there somewhere  NMDemDist2   Feb-15-11 04:56 PM   #17 
                 - Yeah, and I 'm still loving being sober more than ever.  Justpat   Feb-16-11 09:36 AM   #18 
  - Since I'm agnostic  ismnotwasm   Apr-12-11 08:09 PM   #21 
 

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