But Not Religious
We've added this page because recent
surveys indicate one fourth to one fifth of American's identify themselves this way.
Nothing could be closer to
this perspective than "InterSpirituality" itself, although members of the
community may also identify themselves with one or more specific religious
traditions or communities-- "rooted" yes, as Brother Wayne once said, but not
transcendant of traditions but including and honoring them all, is "all about the
experience-- of love in Oneness" and far less, if at all, about the narrative (or
dogmatic beliefs or creeds) that may surround that in standard "religion".
This distinction was fundamental
to Bro. Wayne's work and why he also said "We are all mystics".... because, like
all human beings, we feel, we see, we care, we inquire, we explore, etc.
Check that perspective out
below, and elsewhere in our Education Pages. In the Directory click on Education
and, at Education, scroll down to this diagram and it's commentary.
about right belief and right creed and, when push comes to shove, creed trumps deed!
"Spirituality is about right being and right action and, when push comes to
shove, deed trumps creed!"' There is a natural relationship between the
two, but they are not the same. (© Interspiritual Dialogue Inc.).
The entire Interspiritual Multiplex at www.isdna.org and multiplex.isdna.org is devoted to
persons and organizations dedicated to this Oneness-based understanding of
love. Take a look around the Multiplex!
more information as further background to "Spiritual But Not Religious":
Spiritual but not religious
and Spiritual but not religious
Here's what Wiki says:
According to one poll, some
20-25% of the United States population identifies itself as "spiritual but not
religious". One might say then, that a key different is that religion is a type
of formal external search, while spirituality is defined as a search within oneself.
Spirituality defined in this sense is perfectly compatible with skepticism about
the supernatural. One might also say that spirituality is the path itself, rather
than the goal: the attitude and the way a person chooses to live rather than a goal they
Here's the link for what Beliefnet says: