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I'm Not Religious stamp
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Published: October 4, 2007
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RANT APPROACHING

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.
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PeteSeeger's avatar
PeteSeeger|Student Writer
Where do you people keep coming up with this "It's a relationship not a religion" stuff?
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RJDETONADOR97's avatar
RJDETONADOR97|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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Nottm's avatar
both are dumb. IMO.
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darknessthehedgehog3|Hobbyist Photographer
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
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NiftyNautilus's avatar
NiftyNautilus|Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad someone knows the difference. I myself am more spiritual. :)
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studentofdust|Professional Digital Artist
I am as well.
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NiftyNautilus|Student Traditional Artist
:)
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10outof13doctors's avatar
Thanks so much for making this! When I say this to people they usually think it means I'm some pot smoking hippie hen I'm not. Nice to know I'm not alone in being just spiritual c:
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pillowtags|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so, i would probably fall more into the catagory of religious then
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studentofdust's avatar
studentofdust|Professional Digital Artist
there's nothing wrong with that. I made this stamp so that other people could see how I felt on the subject. it was never intended to be me lording my beliefs over others.
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pillowtags|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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
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studentofdust|Professional Digital Artist
._. seriously? now see that kind of ignorance I can't tolerate. regardless of my own beliefs I still beleive that everyone's beliefs are valid, but that kind of ignorance? that's just... wow...
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wolf1boi's avatar
wolf1boi|Student Traditional Artist
Finally I hear from a Christian who follows God, not the bible C:
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studentofdust|Professional Digital Artist
:3
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wolf1boi's avatar
wolf1boi|Student Traditional Artist
C:
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studentofdust|Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Kotego's avatar
Yeppers.

I'm not religious but I have spiritual beliefs (which I believe coexists with nature)
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LxTrix's avatar
i'd like this if it didn't have a relious symbol in it, makes it kinda pointless
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Triela-sama's avatar
Triela-sama|Hobbyist General Artist
Nice stamp. Though I hope you're not implying you can't be both.
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Apaleu's avatar
Basically, then, spirituality to you is being a theist, but trying to do it in a way that makes more sense than following a book with no validity blindly and without question?
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FullmetalKobe824's avatar
Amen. :) Religions suck. ;)
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