Originally Posted by Ligeia
If I've misrepresented your comments, I appreciate the added clarity, though I think that the "religious vs spiritual" dichotomy is mostly a matter of framing and not a matter of real substance.
i'm curious why you think this is not a matter of substance. in my view, there is something significantly different between, say practicing meditation or believing oneself to be one with nature or the universe, and a belief in the islamic or christian god and the dogma that goes with it. this becomes especially substantive when it comes to praxis and when it is connected to power. perhaps the only issue for me is the part about dogma... not sure... and maybe i am misunderstanding your point, but this seems to be a substantive difference.