What is the purpose of Spirtuality?
Posted 08 July 2005 - 03:47 PM
In fact what are your thoughts on the subject at hand...
All input will be greatly accepted.....
Thanks; Blessed be!!!!
Posted 08 July 2005 - 04:27 PM
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Posted 08 July 2005 - 10:28 PM
Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:34 PM
Spirituality takes us back to god and we are part of god. Spirituality lets us remember that we are one with everything.
Posted 09 July 2005 - 06:20 PM
Posted 10 July 2005 - 12:12 AM
thanks for the input.
Posted 10 July 2005 - 05:11 PM
Spirituality assures us that the good people will eventually be rewarded, and that evil leads to a just punishment.
I didn't lose my mind - I have it backed up on a disk ... somewhere
Posted 11 July 2005 - 09:41 AM
Posted 11 July 2005 - 12:15 PM
To take a quote from Henri J. M. Nouwen, "The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it."
Posted 12 July 2005 - 11:40 AM
Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:37 PM
Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:04 PM
As for your second question I don't personally consider religion and spirituality to be the same thing. Religion is a path, a set path to achieve spirituality. But you can be spiritual without being religious or even partaking in any religion. You can also be very religious but not very spiritual. And finally you can attend religious services regularly and still be neither spiritual nor even religious!
Edited by Shawn333, 25 July 2009 - 10:06 PM.
Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:03 AM
To me, religion is where people with the same doctrine of beliefs gather. I always went to church, and built my faith on the rules of a paricular faith. I conidered myself a religious person.
Over time, though, I began to disagree with many of some of the doctrines and rules. I wanted to worship God without the rules that religious groups put up around me. I always have, and always will believe in God, but my faith is now my own. I stil pray every day. I just do it outside of the walls of an organized religion.
Because of this, I consider myself spiritual, rather than religious.
To me, I guess it boils down to religion being a building and set rules of how to worship. Sprituality is worship God (or whatever your higher power is) within yourself.
Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:28 PM
Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:57 AM
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