One example, I saw a guy say 'Oh, Christianity isn't a religion - it's a revelation through Christ'.
Like, what on Earth is that supposed to mean? Is a belief based on a 'Revelation' somehow mutually exclusive with being a religion? Why?
I'm interested in anyone's input on what the difference between religion and spirituality is, but I'm even more interested in hopefully hearing from one of these people who makes a distinction between the faith they belong to, and why it's not actually a religion -
How do you define religion?
How do you define spirituality / your non-religious idea of Faith X?
My understanding is that 'Spirituality' is just a catch-all for a variety of supernatural beliefs that frequently appear outside of specific faiths, or across a range of faiths - For example, 'Karma' or souls/ghosts. These beliefs are often held by people, regardless of whether or not they fit with or conflict with their religion/lack thereof. Is Spirituality just a choose-your-own adventure religion?
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"Is Spirituality just a choose-your-own adventure religion?"
I agree with your take on it.
I'd separate them most based on organization, commit and the effect on everyday life. A religion can require a lot of commitment and really change how your daily life operates, while spirituality is just clinging to the ideas of the supernatural without any real commitment to it.. it's vague and pretty much whatever the believer wants it to be.
It's difficult to classify "spirituality" though, since beliefs concerning the supernatural is of course nonsense and doesn't really follow much, if any logical patterns or structure.
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To me, religion is a group of people who believe strongly on their God/Gods. Spirituality, (I think) is where you believe in Spirits/Ghosts, maybe even Angels and a God, but are not Religiously following some bible.
I think Religion can go too far sometimes. There's believing in a God/Gods, then there's being obsessed with it and sounding crazy when they quote the bible all the time.