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Oct 28, 2009

Johanna, since you aren't accepting comments from the general public on your page and there is not sufficient space in the comments section anyway, I shall answer your question in this venue and hope you come back to see it.  I deeply apologize for the extreme delay in providing this answer.

In the context of my statement, "religious" means adhering to the tenets of an organized and formally structured religion such as Catholic, Methodist, Jew, Muslim, etc.  My experience is that they each generally have an "I'm right and what isn't me is wrong" attitude.  Evidence of this abounds in the many Protestant vs. Catholic, Muslim vs. Christian, and Christian vs. Jew confrontations, as well as confrontations between various sects of a particular religion such as the Sunni and Shiite Muslims in Pakistan.

Often, people get far too wrapped up in the labels of formal religion and give up their sovereign thought to the influence of the religion's leaders.  The religion itself becomes the priority with the religion’s supreme deity being relegated to a figurehead.

I have often said that religion does not equal God.  God is too big to fit into just one religion.  Religion is about control, God is about love.  Therefore, it is possible to be spiritual, i.e. to believe wholeheartedly in and worship God, without being religious and following the teachings of one path or belief.

I hope this answers your question, Johanna.  If you have any other inquiries, I will be happy to reply to the best of my ability.

Blessings to you.

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Posted: Wednesday October 28, 2009, 9:34 pm
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