Spirituality vs Religion Part I can be found here.
There are three distinct aspects to ‘God’ in the Christian religion. They are often referred to as ‘the holy trinity’, but I believe the holy trinity is misrepresented.
The ‘religious’ trinity is as follows;
- God the Father
- God the Son (Jesus), and
- God the Holy Spirit
The spiritual trinity appears very similar on paper, but it is worlds apart in practice, for me, anyway;
- The Divine
- The Human Experience
- The Divine Within
For years, I have been seeking a way to fit my faith into my religion. I simply couldn’t. But Atheism, in the traditional sense of the word (belief that there is no god at all) didn’t feel like truth to me, either.
Those of us who experience fear of abandoning our religions are experiencing a spiritual crisis. The Divine Within can sense the tidbits of truth within the religious texts, but at the same time, it can sense the falsehoods and misrepresentations they contain as well. The root of the problem is because we have no way of knowing which parts are truth and which are a lie, and the fear of getting it wrong and ending up in hell paralyzes us, or sends us into a panic.