This is NOT to incite riots amongst the inhabitants of dA. I'm merely trying to get my views across.
That being said... I think that there is a HUGE difference between being "religious" and being "spiritual". Being "religious", to me, means being a strict follower of whatever religion you adhere to. Being "spiritual", on the other hand, to me means that you strive, not to follow all the regulations of whatever religion you're in, but to become more like whatever deity it is that you serve. I'm in the "spiritual" category- yes, following the 10 Commandments and the other rules in the Bible is important to me, but it's not the most important part of being a Christian. I believe that Christianity isn't a religion- it's a relationship.
Now, as I already stated, I'm only doing this to get my personal views out to the dA public. If it gets to the point where I'm getting excessive amounts of flames, I'll just deactivate the comments thing. But don't expect me to take it down.
It's the way people understand those things... but I don't know if they are incorrect because religion comes from latin religare, which means "to reconnect". Religion is basically reconnecting the man with God.
I think this reflects me i was born a catholic but never really did anything really religious when i grew up only stuff like christmas and easter i do believe in god and heaven but in my own way.Though i do follow though i don't do much by the bible cause well cause the nut jobs out there and plus i don't really want to be religious or to have anything to do with it cause the crazy stereotype that makes you want to turn away from religion.Example Westboro Baptist Church and nut jobs like that
ppl can be very touchy on the subject. the thing that annoys me is whenan entire religion is based off of one person. half the kids in my grade think that mormons are the same as amish because my family decided not to have TV