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thenewgreen  ·  527 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Long, Slow Death of Religion

    It's the old trope about 'I'm not religious, I'm spiritual.'

Some would say that there is a very real difference between the two:

OftenBen  ·  527 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's kind of exactly the point I'm making.

A 'Religious' person makes big life decisions with regard to their religion, what their religion believes is 'right.'

A 'Spiritual' person makes big life decisions based on what they think will be the best/most desirable outcome, and look for 'spiritual' justification or solace or comfort after the fact.

I think a lot of people who call themselves 'religious' are actually 'spiritual' and that is what makes it so that 'Christian' can mean Duggars or it can mean Nadia Bolz-Weber.