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Quote from a friend
06-07-2011, 10:16 AM
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Quote from a friend
A friend sent me this quote today, and I liked it. So I thought I would share. What are your thoughts about it?


"Religion is for those who are afraid of Hell . . . Spirituality is for those of us who have lived through it . . . and survived!!"

If everyone was thinking the same thing, then no one would be thinking at all.
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06-07-2011, 10:50 AM (This post was last modified: 06-07-2011 10:51 AM by Alison2.)
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(06-07-2011 10:16 AM)EqualAtheist Wrote:  What are your thoughts about it?

I might change the first part to:

Religion makes you afriad ...

But other than that, Wink , I dig it. I'm interested, though, in what you and other atheists think about the use of the word 'spirituality.' I, personally, would use the word 'faith,' coming from what I do, but I would think that, as an atheist, you have a different take.
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06-07-2011, 10:04 PM
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(06-07-2011 10:50 AM)Alison2 Wrote:  I'm interested, though, in what you and other atheists think about the use of the word 'spirituality.' I, personally, would use the word 'faith,' coming from what I do, but I would think that, as an atheist, you have a different take.
IMO...
Spirituality is being in touch with some force, energy, being, etc where Faith to me is more of a trust. I think you can be Spiritual without having Faith.

"Religion is fear based - Spirituality doesn't need fear to exist." gTm

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06-08-2011, 12:58 AM
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Religion is faith in which you accept that their is one ALLAH no other GOD , He is the only creator supreme power. and spirituality is when you cross all limits and exams of Religion you will be close to ALLAH.
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06-08-2011, 01:05 AM (This post was last modified: 06-08-2011 01:06 AM by EqualAtheist.)
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To me spirituality is your mind. Like your soul is your mind. Thus, I like the saying....hope that answered the question you ask Alison. Was not able to sleep tonight, so I am tired.

Basically saying that spirituality is going through your own personal hell, and being able to sort it out in your head and get through it. Or something like that.

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06-08-2011, 06:56 AM
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(06-08-2011 01:05 AM)EqualAtheist Wrote:  Basically saying that spirituality is going through your own personal hell, and being able to sort it out in your head and get through it. Or something like that.

That's an excellent way to put it, Equal. Having been, at various times, a Southern Baptist, a Catholic, than an agnostic, I have emerged from it all as SBNR (spiritual but not religious). It took me a while as you said to "sort it out in my head" and get through it. Now, I am much less "stressed" and afraid like I was when I was a hard-line Christian.
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06-08-2011, 07:51 AM
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(06-08-2011 06:56 AM)digipixel Wrote:  That's an excellent way to put it, Equal. Having been, at various times, a Southern Baptist, a Catholic, than an agnostic, I have emerged from it all as SBNR (spiritual but not religious). It took me a while as you said to "sort it out in my head" and get through it. Now, I am much less "stressed" and afraid like I was when I was a hard-line Christian.

Great summary. SBNR - I like it. You sound free.

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06-08-2011, 07:55 AM
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digi is very expensive, don't be fooled Smile

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06-08-2011, 08:05 AM
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(06-08-2011 07:55 AM)kevlar Wrote:  digi is very expensive, don't be fooled Smile

LMAO Kev! You make me sound like a hooker!! Angelic
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06-08-2011, 08:16 AM
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Quote:"Religion is for those who are afraid of Hell . . . Spirituality is for those of us who have lived through it . . . and survived!!"

So wrong it's not even funny.

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