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Spiritual Or Religious, Is There A Difference?

Many people are turning away from the brick and mortar church in a quest for something more. Why are people choosing to leave religion behind? Are they leaving their beliefs?

In a more perfect world, the two words may be used interchangeably, however, in today's uncertain world, religion and spirituality are two very different things.

It used to be that people were asked their denomination. The answers would vary from Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, LDS, Christian and more. Today, more than ever before, people are instead stating that they are non-denominational but believers.

Why would society as a whole stop focusing on religion and more on being spiritual? Because there is something missing. A gaping hole is evident and many are beginning to see the light.



Where do you fit in? Why not discover more of your true beliefs? Are you religious, or spiritual?

Walk into any church on a Sunday morning and you'll see a congregation of people. Many of these people are only there out of fear of what the others in this church will say if they're not. Others are there because they've been going all of their lives and know no other way.

Yet, there's an eclectic few who are turning to spirituality in an effort to focus on a gaping hole that they have seen. This gaping hole is where there is a need that's not being fulfilled.

The need? Helping others. Many churches say they are there to help otehrs, yet when push comes to shove, they are left wholly inadequate to address the needs of the community as a whole.

With poverty so rampant in society today churches are doing little to help those who are living in abject poverty to escape the rut of poverty.

They are saying the right words, but they are leaving the actions behind that will help those in need. It's not enough to just say, "call if you need help". The homeless and poverty stricken are already so embarrassed that they are afraid to call.

Those who are seeking to be more spiritual are instead going out into the streets and trying to find ways to make a difference. From community gardens that help to feed the poor and the homeless, to homeless shelters and soup kitchens that are helping to get them off the streets, those who are spiritual are making a difference each and every day in the lives of others.

Where do you fit in? Why not discover more of your true beliefs? Are you religious, or spiritual?

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