SPIRITUALITY vs. RELIGION
Spirituality says that God is within us, and that we do not need anyone else to make this particular divine connection for us.
Religion says that we are separated from God, and that we need to communicate with and worship this ascended entity in order to make the divine connection.
Spirituality says that we are free to make choices on our own, and that we must accept personal responsibility for our actions.
Religion says that we must make their choices and act their way, depending upon a given religious denomination’s belief systems.
The theme of spirituality is fellowship through the employment of unconditional love.
The theme of religion is fellowship through fear and guilt.
Spirituality does not require us to make donations.
Religion has become a big business.
Spirituality says there is no Hell, no judgment, no angry God, and that we are loved unconditionally.
Religion says there is a Hell, God gets angry and judges us. Therefore, we are not loved unconditionally.
Spirituality says we are free to choose our own path to God.
Religion commands us to do it their way, depending upon a particular religious denomination’s beliefs.
Spirituality says we go to God to lighten our burden.
Religion has taught us to fear their God, depending upon a particular religious denominations beliefs.
Spirituality says we should not be ashamed of our sexuality. Rather, it should be a sacred celebration of love.
Religion has taught us to feel ashamed, guilty and dirty about our sexualty.
Spirituality teaches us to honor and respect Mother Earth.
Religion has told us to “Be thou fruitful, multiply and subdue the Earth.” I repeat, “… subdue the Earth.”
Spirituality reminds us that we are one with God and one with each other.
Religion teaches disunity and separation which is the opposite of God.
Spirituality says God is within everyone and everything.
Religion says God and His messengers reside in Heaven and that “they” are the only intermediaries for us.
Spirituality says we are born in innocence and purity.
Religion says we are born with sin.
Spirituality teaches that we are on a long spiritual adventure and journey which will ultimately end by reuniting with our Source.
Religion says we have got one life to get it all right, and there is nothing but Heaven or Hell after that.
Spirituality says we are free to express.
Religion, over time, fostered the dreaded inquisition.
Spirituality teaches unconditional love for all.
Religion, over time, fostered the Crusades in which many were killed and slaughtered in the name of God.
Spirituality teaches that we should love one another unconditionally and always honor the rights and choices of others.
Religion treated Native Americans, the Mayans and other indigenous cultures as savage primitives who “must be saved.”
Spirituality teaches peace and harmony.
Religion has caused more wars and more killing than any other reason.
Spirituality teaches us to have faith in ourselves.
Religion teaches us to have faith in them.
Spirituality says we have all the answers, that we can find them by “going within.”
Religion teaches us that it has all the answers and only its answers are the right ones.
Spirituality teaches us to search for the Universal Truths, where from our hearts will tell us when we have found them.
Religion teaches we have no choice but to accept their version of the Truth.
Which one feels better to you? Spirituality or Religion?
“LOOK WITHIN YOUR HEARTS AND YOU WILL KNOW THE ANSWER. DON’T JUST BELIEVE WHAT YOU WERE TOLD TO BELIEVE!”