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What is the Difference Between Religion and Spirituality? Religion keep us from seeing ourselves as a manifestation of God the way a wave is an extension of an ocean. Moving beyond religion leads us to the greatest freedom we can know: the freedom to be who we are creative agents for justice and compassion. Religion is often about who's in and who's out, creating a worldview steeped in "us against them." Spirituality rejects this dualism and speaks of us and them. Religion is a man made device and is often about loyalty to institutions, clergy, and rules. Spirituality is about loyalty to justice and compassion. Religion talks about God. Spirituality helps to make us godly. The two need not be at odds. However the religious folks often become radicals. More people have been killed over religious beliefs than any other reason in history. I study all beliefs from all cultures and I utilize whatever does not insult my soul. There is good and valuable knowledge and truth in all ancient texts. I also prefer spirituality because it allows me to have a personal relationship with my creator vs religion forcing you to go thru pastors and clergy and relies more on the monetary system for support, making it vulnerable to greed and quests for power by the leaders. 4biddenknowledge.