When people say that they are religious we can clearly define what that actually means.
For example, by dictionary definition to be religious is ‘to have a strong belief in forces that transcend the material world and control human destiny’. For many Christians, Buddhists and many other religions to be religious is to believe in a particular deity, practice and worship a set of beliefs, ethics and values related to that deity. Religious also usually refers to organised religions such as I have mentioned above, these organised religions often have places of worships such as churches, temples, synagogues etc….where believers of those faith’s go to worship/pray. To be Spiritual is often to have beliefs beyond a particular deity and to believe more in the metaphysical connections between human beings and the world around us. It also refers to a belief that is more than just the physical or material world.
In essence people who are more spiritual than religious believe that there is both a physical and a spiritual world that intertwines and exists as one. It is feeling, or an inner sense of a higher power, some spiritual people prefer to worship/pray in their own individual way and that doesn’t always mean that they worship at churches etc….But prefer to worship in a more personal way, that could mean in the outdoors close to nature or at home in their own personal space and individual way. Spirituality is not an organised religion, such as those I mentioned before it is more of a universal belief system where people take their own individual journey to find the answers to life, death, the afterlife and the universe.
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