Spiritual But Not Religious

5 Reasons This Works for Me. Maybe You, Too?

Spiritual But Not Religious — because purity doesn’t have to come from church membership.

Why I’m Spiritual But Not Religious. Reason 1.

Never Having to Brag about Being in the “Best” Religion

Probably doesn’t impress God much. (Surprise!)

Possible benefits for you

Less bragging about belonging to the superior religion could help you. Since folks who are spiritual but not religious also value learning about life every day.

Also, possible benefits for society

Humility, folks. Opposite to that is bragging about belonging to the “superior” religion.

Look at political life today. Look at any social problem that matters to you.

Don’t the biggest bullies assume that their religious beliefs are superior?

Why I’m Spiritual But Not Religious. Reason 2.

My Relationship with God Is Nobody Else’s Business

Private, not for public consumption. And not any form of show business. To me, as a spiritual teacher and Enlightenment Teacher, that distinction matters.

Religion Aims to Link You to God.

However, I’m one who finds that most organized religions make for a crowded relationship. My personal relationship with God is a club of two. How about you?

Possible benefits for you

Religious freedom can grow when you feel no requirement in any particular way.

Also, possible benefits for society

For starters, there’s the social benefit of freedom of religion. America was founded on that principle, remember? As well as the separation of church and state. I sure wish our elected officials and Supreme Court Justices would familiarize themselves with these two concepts. And enforce them.

Why I’m Spiritual But Not Religious. Reason 3.

Who Needs Flypaper Faith?

Presumably, you know how flypaper works. From a distance, the sticky paper strip can look like a fashionable party for insects. Like, the more, the better.

Hey, What Does Being Spiritual, Rather than Religious, Have to Do with Flypaper?

Living Spiritual But Not Religious — that’s opposite to the flypaper experience of religiousity.

Possible benefits for you

Independence in spiritual life is a good thing. At least, according to this Enlightenment Teacher.

How can I put this? Gaining Enlightenment is sacred and personal. Almost like a marriage with God. (Despite being wholly unlike the traditional “Bride of Christ” arrangement in Catholic convents.)

By contrast, the megachurch approach to religion reminds me more of this: A YouTube video of a marriage proposal at a sporting event. Designed to be caught on a jumbotron. Where the couple hopes to go viral.

Also, possible benefits for society

Connecting to God through a religion or club makes this a social experience. By contrast, what happens when you live Spiritual But Not Religious? That sacred relationship remains a one-on-one.

Why I’m Spiritual But Not Religious. Reason 4.

Aiming to Be God’s GROWNUP.

At this point, it’s not as if most folks who choose their own way of being spiritual… each have their own copy of “Let Today Be a Holiday.” (As if that were happening now!)

Possible benefits for you

Growing up spiritually — however you define that.

Also, possible benefits for society

Imagine how much better society could be if people would solve problems in human ways. At this writing, America is “recovering” from our latest latest hate crime atrocity. One of a series where a white supremacist goes online touting crazy-talk about “Replacement Theory.”

Why I’m Spiritual But Not Religious. Reason 5.

Avoiding Missionary Work. (Ick!)

Religion often involves Missionary Work, one of the ugliest versions of man’s inhumanity to man. (And don’t get me started on what missionary work does to women. For evidence, look no further than the religion-fueled antiabortion law in Texas.)

Possible benefits for you

Prevent bad karma by living as a humble, fallible human being. Not a self-righteous missionary.

Also, possible benefits for society

Help society become slightly less cruel-and-confused than it already is: Don’t encourage missionary work.

To Be Clear

In no way is it necessary for you to agree with me about the topic of today’s blogpost. Energy Spirituality can help you however you do (or don’t) affiliate with any religion.

  1. Agnostic
  2. Atheist
  3. Buddhist
  4. Catholic
  5. Evangelical Christian
  6. Hindu
  7. Jewish
  8. Muslim
  9. Protestant (Mainstream, Not Evangelical)
  10. Sikh
  11. Unitarian-Universalist (UU)…. OR
  12. #SpiritualButNotReligious

In Conclusion

Up until now have you considered yourself to be Spiritual But Not Religious?

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Rose has written a national bestseller in Germany. See all her books at rose-rosetree.com. She’s the founder of Energy Spirituality™ for spiritual awakening.

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Rose Rosetree

Rose has written a national bestseller in Germany. See all her books at rose-rosetree.com. She’s the founder of Energy Spirituality™ for spiritual awakening.