Am I religious or spiritual?
I got to thinking about Christian Science and religion in general and about the stereotypes associated with people who say they are “religious.” When people ask if you are religious and you answer yes, I feel they automatically place false judgments on you like, this guy’s close-minded, or he is going to try to convert me or whatever.
It is hard to explain exactly but the bottom line is that I feel there are negative stereotypes associated with being “religious.” I also noticed it is much more accepted to say you are “spiritual” than religious, especially in the college atmosphere. I was thinking I could avoid a negative stereotype when people ask if I am religious to say “I am spiritual and study Christian Science.” But even with this answer there is a fear there of giving into the belief that I will be judged. I am still dealing with this, and know it’s kind of rambling and hard to understand, but I think it would be fun to talk about. The idea of being religious vs. spiritual in essence.
What are you thoughts?Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Follow responses with the RSS feed
Topics: Christian Science, Sharing Christian Science | Tags: religious, spiritual