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This phrase interests me as well. "Religious" and even the word "God" have gotten a bad wrap in recent years due a minority of conservative extremists who have been given too many microphones. When people today ask me if I believe in God, I struggle to answer not because of my convictions but because of what that word means today. It is someone else's definition to be verified and not mine. Saying that I am "religious" also adheres to a foreign definition these days. It is a limiting word. Being "spiritual" is more open. To me it embraces the East and values such as wholeness and community as sacred rather the individualism that "Religion" seems to hold dear. The bottom line however, is that we are trying to give words to ideas and concepts that will continue to outgrow them.

This is a topic I could thoroughly discuss but I'd like to hear other thoughts.