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Religious versus Spiritual (Part 3)

In the beginning….. (pun intended) all I wanted to do was discuss from my personal perspective what I felt was a topic of interest; What is Religious versus Spiritual? I have come to understand that people could be Religious without necessarily being Spiritual and that people touting that they were “Spiritual not Religious” may not necessarily be correct in that statement but perhaps they are more seeking Spirituality instead of Religion but all of this was going to require some explanation. So I decided to start with what I felt was at the core of the word “Religious”, which is dogma, and from there the can of worms opened up. That plus searching for what others had written on this same subject seemed to be coming up short for me so I set off to “fill in the gaps” and now I am finally writing Part 3 of what’s turned out to be an expansive discussion of this topic. In order to assist the conclusions I’m making here, I’m including recaps of Parts 1 & 2 (along with some additional commentary) but at the same time am suggesting that you take the time to read them in their entirety as they both comprehensively contribute to the final conclusions I’m making.
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Random Thoughts
  • “Your life is often involved humbling yourself, saying you were wrong, or asking for or giving forgiveness. These are some of the hardest tasks for humans to perform. Given 10,000 guns you gladly go out and start a war but forgive yourself or someone else; a momentous task!”
    by Barbara Marciniak, The Pleiadians
     
  • “If you're willing to fight for it, you can change anything.”
    by Tony Stark, Iron Man
     
  • “The way to reduce the pain which you associate with earthly experiences and events is to change the way you behold them.”
    by Neale Donald Walsch, Conversation with God Series