I am non-believer in GOD per se and reading this site it, seems that most people here are believers.

Does believing in GOD equals SPIRITUALITY?

asked 01 Sep '11, 19:10

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edited 01 Sep '11, 19:34

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God is only a name we humans have invented for the creator. I believe the creator and the created are one and the same... the name we choose to give it is really irrelevant. Spirit is both formless and nameless and has nothing to do with beliefs... it just Is. So I'd say no, believing in God does not necessarily equal spirituality because to each individual the word God may represent something different.

If I had to choose a word I'd probably call it Beingness, although I did come across another one I like...Unicity.


answered 01 Sep '11, 20:49

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Unic´ity n. 1. The condition of being united; quality of the unique; unification. Not unity, but what the schoolmen call unicity. - De Quincey. The unicity we strive not to express, for that is impossible, but to designate by the nearest analogy. - Coleridge.

(01 Sep '11, 21:52) ursixx


(01 Sep '11, 21:52) ursixx

I like your answer.

(02 Sep '11, 08:34) Paulina 1

@ursixx and Paulina...thank you :)

(08 Sep '11, 20:28) Michaela
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You can be religious and believe in God and not be spiritual at all. Very religious people believe only in their own way and think that every other way is wrong. They even go so far as to say it's the only way or you burn in hell.

Truly Spiritual people however are tolerant of all different beliefs as they know that it is to each his own way according to their own evolution and accept this and don't interfere in others beliefs.

God however is central to both for without God there is no Religion as well as no spirituality. I know that some will disagree with this and say But I don't believe in God and I'm spiritual. Whether you believe or not or know or not it is the awakening of God within you that is giving you the impulse to be a more spiritual individual.


answered 02 Sep '11, 08:54

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edited 02 Sep '11, 17:45

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Not being religious myself, I've lost count of the number of times over the years I've been told by people from various religions (different ones) that I'm going to hell. Unfortunately for them, I'm still here...I guess there's a long queue to get in :)

(02 Sep '11, 09:11) Stingray

i know what you mean stingray. a muslim women told me the only true God was Allah and told me i was damn. so i told her if a men live on island with no religion and he has been righteous all is life do you think he will go to hell? she did not know what to say no more. experience and enjoy.

(15 Sep '11, 12:02) white tiger

of course paulina God is the source of everything what ever name you give him.

(21 Sep '11, 02:01) white tiger
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I get a daily mail from "the Universe and today's was this.

Of course there are exceptions, but all-in-all it seems to me that those who are religious, cling, whereas those who are spiritual, seek.

I'd say I seek.

I am more like this Nontheistic religions than I am this Atheism


answered 01 Sep '11, 20:16

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true religion is at the same vibrational level as spirituality,
it is the cessation of free thinking and dogmatism
that imprisones the ego with culture expectations;
compassion, universality and retired self-centeredness remains
does any religion still champion this?


answered 02 Sep '11, 00:10

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@fred so much truth in one paragraph!

(02 Sep '11, 17:43) ursixx

You said it right Fred.

(15 Sep '11, 05:50) Paulina 1

this depends a bit on what you consider "God." if you mean in the Christian sense, than no, believing in "God" does not equal spirituality. spirituality and God are two separate things. i dont believe in the "God" described in monotheistic religions. a creator who has power and control over all, but i would consider myself spiritual. so let me try to explain that... i believe that our bodys and our souls are two separate entities and that our souls separate from our body when we die and enter the spiritual realm and i believe that you can be more or less in touch with this "soul" during your waking life and spirituality is just working on developing the connection between your body and your soul. but if you changed the definition of God to describe this other realm... that changes things -thats as much as ive got.

(ps I used to be very Christian)


answered 20 Sep '11, 06:06

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also, i agree to the above statement ^ i think we used different wording. but yes an energy or a spiritual realm. but i as well do not follow a religious leader or any particular religion.

(20 Sep '11, 06:08) anonymous3

"Spirituality is just working on developing the connection between your body and your soul". I love that statement!

(20 Sep '11, 16:35) The Traveller

well anonymous that i am that remain after the body die it is you. so that soul or spirit the problem is not to connect more to it but to become more aware of who you are. the kingdom is in you. you are gods all children of the all mighty. experience and enjoy.

(21 Sep '11, 02:08) white tiger
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well that is where you are wrong i do not believe i know. as for the name you give God: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God there is alot of names but it point all to the same God. Religion as some good and bad in it take what is good and leave the rest. as for spirituality it is from the spirit. spirituality is not from cult or dogma or people trying to make money. for me spirituality is :Spirituality can refer to an ultimate or an alleged immaterial reality;[1] an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of his/her being; or the “deepest values and meanings by which people live.”[2] Spiritual practices, including meditation, prayer and contemplation, are intended to develop an individual's inner life; spiritual experience includes that of connectedness with a larger reality, yielding a more comprehensive self; with other individuals or the human community; with nature or the cosmos; or with the divine realm.[3] Spirituality is often experienced as a source of inspiration or orientation in life.[4] It can encompass belief in immaterial realities or experiences of the immanent or transcendent nature of the world.


if you do not believe in God then are you atheist? then you believe in nothing only the material world exist then at death nothing of you remains it gets pitch black.

well i do not judge you . you are free to experience annything you like or believe in annything you like you have free will.


answered 02 Sep '11, 03:31

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white tiger

Good for you White Tiger.

(15 Sep '11, 05:54) Paulina 1

In one word yes...god, universal force, all powerful, high power...and different religions have different names...it is that "force" that is beyond our understanding exactly as is spiritual "force". For me it is evident that there is "something" far beyond our comprehension so i believe in an "energy", however i don't follow a religious (human) spiritual leader, that is, i don't follow a particular religion.


answered 02 Sep '11, 04:07

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blubird two

Belief in "God" can equal spirituality, but it all depends if that belief manifests in a spiritual experience. If belief is purely an intellectual idea or activity, then it won't be spiritual since the intellect and thinking mind is not of a spiritual nature (but purely thought).. spirituality encompasses those experience beyond the intellectual mind.

Unfortunately most "believers" are caught in an intellectual activity, thinking it is actually spiritual due to the subject matter. They then wonder why they are not experiencing "God" at all in their lives.

A non-believer can most certainly have a spiritual experience and existence.. as evidenced by religions & systems that contain no belief in "God", such as certain types of Buddhism, Yoga, Magick, etc.


answered 21 Sep '11, 01:55

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nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you."Men will tell you, 'There he is!' or 'Here he is!' Do not go running off after them.Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place." http://bible.cc/luke/17-21.htm

(21 Sep '11, 02:11) white tiger

Absoulutly not ! lol. The issue of connecting to gd is what makes soene spiritual, When it ocvmes to god, or a creator, the best thing abouty it is that it is a part of everything, so when u learn to appricate god, u see that u cna appricate life, and that is a TRUE spirirtula connection. I am a channeler but seth form Jane roberts, describes god in teh greatest way, and even if u do not believe in him, this desription makes alot of sense.

"God is more than the sum of all the probable systems of reality he has created ,and yet he is within each one of these, without exeption. He is therefore within each man and women , he is also within each spider, shadow and frog, and this is what man does not like to admit. God can only be experianced, and you experience him whether or not u reailize it through your own existance. In the most inexapable truth, he is not human in ur tems at all, nor in ur terms is he a personality. Your ideas of personality are too limited to contain the facitts of his multideminsonal existance,," ................Seth Speks, The Eternal Validity of the Soul...... Channeled by Jane Robberts Recorded by Robbert Butts Material by Seth

love n light,



answered 21 Sep '11, 12:05

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well rob no one gave you a point so i will give you one. but rob i have experience him in truth in spirit. and yes you can experience him in this existance also. as for what men like to admit or not they have free will and they reap what they so do not judge them. experience and enjoy.

(03 Oct '11, 04:01) white tiger
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