Are you spiritual, religious or something else?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

Nope, not spiritual or religious at all, so I guess I'm something else.

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

Something else.

Zack -  Mr. GenXer Profile

I don't know what I am anymore I'm with the side that has the most physical evidence I guess.

otis campbell Profile
otis campbell answered

I beleive something created this wacky world we call earth i think it was george carlin i need to talk to him or whoever created this mess

Ally Gh Profile
Ally Gh answered

I am not religious or spiritual at all. I think there is enough evidence to come to the conclusion that religion was just an invention of the mankind to control the way people live their lives

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Spiritual isn't as precise a word as I would like:

Spirituality means something different to everyone. For some, it's about participating in organized religion: Going to church, synagogue, a mosque, and so on. For others, it's more personal: Some people get in touch with their spiritual side through private prayer, yoga, meditation, quiet reflection, or even long walks.

Research shows that even skeptics can't stifle the sense that there is something greater than the concrete world we see. As the brain processes sensory experiences, we naturally look for patterns, and then seek out meaning in those patterns. And the phenomenon known as "cognitive dissonance" shows that once we believe in something, we will try to explain away anything that conflicts with it.

Humans can't help but ask big questions—the instinct seems wired in our minds.

Same with "religious":

Religion is a cultural system of behaviors and practices, mythologies, world views, sacred texts, holy places, ethics, and societal organisation that relate humanity to what an anthropologist has called "an order of existence".[1] Different religions may contain various elements, ranging from "the belief in spiritual beings",[2] the "divine",[3] "sacred things",[4] "faith",[5] a "supernatural being or supernatural beings" [6] such as God or angels, or "...some sort of ultimacy and transcendence that will provide norms and power for the rest of life.

But, my obsessiveness with precision in language aside, I am appropriately described as spiritual, religious (in the better sense of the term), and as people have occasionally observed, I am also "something else."

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Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
" . . . it's the simplest answer, so it's probably the correct one." - In light of the ENTIRE premise I just put forward . . . Simplest equaling probable needs to be tempered with the culture and beliefs of the time. Otherwise, don't bother getting a flu shot, just go get an exorcism . . .

Oh, and if you find yourself going to "Supernatural" claims as the Simplest of explanations, then you are thinking in the simplest of terms . . . "Simple minded Simon" . . .
If I am hunting for snipes, why do I keep finding Lemmings?
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
Atheists frequently use Occam's razor to say atheism is the answer.

Guess it bothers you that I brought it up first.

An atheist is either right or wrong, regardless of whether his reasoning is unassailable or easily refuted. Same for theists.

We both chose what we think is he winning team in the game.

And there are no ties.

If you atheists are right, we theists won't be around to hear you gloat---and if we die at the same time, you won't be around to gloat anyway.

You can decide what you think might happen if we theists are right.
Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
In some sense, yes . . we tend to all disregard Supernatural claims as less likely to be the answer and in doing so embrace our skepticism. This is not a bad thing and SHOULD be embraced by all sentient beings.

It doesn't bother me a bit bringing up Occam's Razor . . not sure why it would.

"We both chose what we think is he winning team in the game."

We didn't choose anything . . . it is not us who claim "God" . . . It is the theist that claims "God is" and we simply say "Prove it". This is a supernatural claim and it needs evidence backing it up. A theist is likely to say the same thing to a person claiming All Powerful magic Elves visit them . . . You are not choosing that Magic are, or Are not . . .
In the natural world we live in, things are as they are . . . when you make Extraordinary Claims, the Extraordinary evidence SHOULD follow.

As we have said before, should ample proof be provided, then Atheist would absolutely believe.
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Darik Majoren answered

Not spiritual . . . I don't have time for supernatural claims

Not Religious . . . I don't have time for "Man Made" supernatural claims

Oh, I'm something else baby! (George Costanza Voice)

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