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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 02:58 PM
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I have a serious question...
...What do you call someone who believes in God, but is completely turned off by organized religion?
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 05:08 PM
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1. Spiritual
or an otherwise sane person,

most "organized" religion is just dogmatic brainwashing............

you are better off reading some of the better spiritual teachers of the world in book form and practicing unconditional love, forgiveness and non judgement in your own life. O8)
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-27-06 08:05 PM
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2. thank you...
for the thoughtful response. Spiritual say it well.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 11:56 AM
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4. Yes, I would definitely say "spiritual" also. This is what I...
call myself. I would never call myself "religious".
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-28-06 12:31 AM
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3. A non-religious theist
They may or may not be spiritual. My friend Mike believes in God but detests organized religion. If he is spiritual it is in a way that he's never expressed to me.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-05-06 09:10 PM
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5. spiritual is a good one.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 09:17 AM
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6. .perhaps.......'still a little confused, but on the right path'.
:shrug: sorry i couldnt help myself...
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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-20-06 11:05 PM
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7. Why do we have to label?
I don't see why anyone should have to fit into some predefined role of spriritual belief. I find my spiritual truth in many places. I know it doesn't really matter what I call myself. My beliefs are as valid as the next person's.
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-22-06 05:58 PM
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8. It is just the way we are, we have to have things in nice neat
little boxes so that we can relate to them I suppose it is simply a restraint of dualism. I find it best expressed in the saying that, " as soon as one claims he is a buddhist, he is conclusively demonstrating that he is not."
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CueST Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-25-06 03:23 PM
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12. I've found that
Edited on Sat Nov-25-06 03:25 PM by CueST
labels, while occasionally helpful for some people (i.e. a clear sense of belonging or affiliation), really IMHO exist more for others. By giving you a clear cut idea of where I stand, what I believe, who I love, etc...it makes your deicision of how to interact with me, whether to immediately blow me off, attempt to convert me, etc, that much easier.

From an early age, I stayed away from broadcasting any clear cut labels or definitions of myself. In reality, it generated a lot of grief. Think "guilt by non-association."

EDIT: Formatting...
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cassiepriam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-22-06 06:05 PM
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9. Religion is man made. Spirituality is about God. nt
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-02-06 01:12 PM
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10. Spirituality is about the sacred
God or no god.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 03:09 AM
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11. Probably either Jewish or Christian.
I would imagine those who actually follow the actual holy books are completely turned off by organized religion.
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