[geeks] Religion and the Presidency
alaric at metrocast.net
Thu May 29 20:42:59 CDT 2008
der Mouse wrote:
> What is religion to you, then? I use the word to mean one's
> relationship with whatever deity or deities manifest in one's life.
> (One to whom there are no deities does not, by this definition, have a
> religion, and I see nothing wrong with that.)
That, honestly, sounds like what I would define as spirituality, not
One could express the distinction this way: Spirituality is personal
belief in a higher power in the Universe. Religion is standardized,
institutionalized, formalized belief in such a higher power, in
lock-step with a thousand other people. Spirituality is about faith;
religion is about churches.
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