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Published: Sunday, Sept. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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raybies
Layton, UT

The spiritual but not religious attitude, I believe, stems from a selfish desire to have God all to oneself, without having to really deal with the human side of one's nature. While God is a personal Being, He also doesn't just care about you--but all human beings on this earth. It's nice to have ideals, but ultimately they'll always be intangible and unattainable, if they're kept high on a shelf where nothing ever gets messy.

Ironically God did the opposite. He sent His Son, to be human and to interract with humanity and all its messiness. Religions (as imperfect as they are) are humans attempting to come closer to God with a core common set of beliefs that most of us share, and with cultural rules that attempt to enable followers to get along.

It is rare to find any man or woman that lives those ideals perfectly, but by gathering and communing together some mighty things can be accomplished. In other words, If you go to church and it's hard and you're distracted and struggle--guess what!? It's working! That's how it's supposed to be.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

How nice that all these "religious" people seem to know what is in the hearts and minds of other and feel tha this gives them the right to pass judgement.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@raybies
Did you ever stop to think it may have something to do with the self righteous and judgmental attitudes of those that claim to be religious?

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