Originally Posted by Roger the Dodger
What's the difference between spirituality and religion?
Can you be spiritual without being religious and vice versa?
Can atheists who are essentially irreligious have spiritual experiences?
Coming from a Christian point of view,
Spirituality to me is more about one's relationship with God. Where as Religion seems to be more about rule and regulations that are often misused to control people and as if one must do good works to gain favor with God. In the proper way, I think one can have both in that as one grows with God their behavior is changed as a natural progression more so than an outside force all geared towards surface conformity. I think anyone can have a spiritual experience no matter what they do or do not believe. Again, from the viewpoint of Christianity, Christ didn't come to save perfect people(contrary to some perpetuation from Christian people that God only loves or cares when a person is doing the proper things).
In the end, it's more about what you believe. While advice is helpful, finding the truth for yourself makes it real and
right for you.