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    12 Apr '06 09:19
    Does religion imply spirituality?
    Can spirituality exist without a systematic religion?

    Can some theists be non-spiritual?
    Can an atheist be spiritual?....
    What is spirituality without religion?
  2. Cape Town
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    12 Apr '06 11:05
    Originally posted by Conrau K
    Does religion imply spirituality?
    Can spirituality exist without a systematic religion?

    Can some theists be non-spiritual?
    Can an atheist be spiritual?....
    What is spirituality without religion?
    A brief look at the web gave me rather varied definitions for 'spirituality' so please explain which definition you are refering to.

    I think that many people in the world believe in the supernatural and think there is good and evil and possibly a God or gods and the Devil or devils but do not have very defined ideas about any of it. They then follow whatever religion is most suitable or appears to make the most sense but could hardly be called 'true believers' as they would switch religions quite readily if circumstances change.
  3. Donationrwingett
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    12 Apr '06 11:44
    Originally posted by Conrau K
    Does religion imply spirituality?
    Can spirituality exist without a systematic religion?

    Can some theists be non-spiritual?
    Can an atheist be spiritual?....
    What is spirituality without religion?
    Define 'spirituality.'
  4. Standard memberRBHILL
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    12 Apr '06 16:13
    Romans 4:5-7
    5However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. 6David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
    7"Blessed are they
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
  5. Joined
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    12 Apr '06 22:31
    Why do I have to define spirituality?

    Isn't this the spirituality forum?

    I would think that we should know this by now!

    And anyway, all i'm interested in is people giving their own views on spirituality and then discussing if that must involve religion.
  6. Melbourne, Australia
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    12 Apr '06 22:53
    Originally posted by Conrau K
    Does religion imply spirituality?
    Can spirituality exist without a systematic religion?

    Can some theists be non-spiritual?
    Can an atheist be spiritual?....
    What is spirituality without religion?
    1. No. I thin it would be pretty easy to find examples of religious people that exhibit no sense of spirituality. I'm pretty sure there are a few of them on this forum.

    2. Yes.

    3. Yes. See my answer to 1 above.

    4. Yes. I am.

    5. A sense of wonder in experiencing the world around us. A sense of the smallness of individuals, yet a feeling of connection with other people and other living things.
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