What is it called when you are spiritual but not religious?
“Spiritual but not religious” (SBNR), also known as “spiritual but not affiliated” (SBNA), is a popular phrase and initialism used to self-identify a life stance of spirituality that does not regard organized religion as the sole or most valuable means of furthering spiritual growth.
What do you call yourself if you are not religious?
Non-religious people can be called atheists or agnostics, but to describe things, activities, or attitudes that have nothing to do with religion, you can use the word secular. If there’s no religion involved, then you’re in “the secular world” — as people sometimes call everything that exists outside of religion.
Is it OK to go to church if you’re not religious?
Absolutely. And you can even attend as many different Christian churches and services as you’d like, they’re not all the same. Jews, Atheists, Agnostics, Buddhists, Druids, Wiccans, Muslims and so on have or continue to attend Christian churches and there may be a whole host of reasons why they do this.
Can a person be spiritual but not religious?
Many people think that spirituality and religion are the same thing, and so they bring their beliefs and prejudices about religion to discussions about spirituality. Though all religions emphasise spiritualism as being part of faith, you can be ‘spiritual’ without being religious or a member of an organised religion.
Can I join a church if I don’t believe in God?
“Is it wrong to join a Christian church if I don’t believe in the Bible or their version of God?” It depends on what you mean by “join.” If you mean to simply attend services, then no problem- in fact, you will be welcomed by the congregation, because their hope is that you’ll eventually believe.
Can I be forced to go to church?
It’s not okay to force anyone to go to church. Forcing anyone into a god is a good way to make sure they actively dislike that place. If they are old enough to stay alone safely, then let them stay at home. They might miss it, they might eventually want to come back or they might want to keep going, just less often.
What happens if you believe in God but not religion?
Agnostic theism, agnostotheism or agnostitheism is the philosophical view that encompasses both theism and agnosticism. An agnostic theist believes in the existence of a God or Gods, but regards the basis of this proposition as unknown or inherently unknowable.
Is it a sin to be agnostic?
If humans are to have the opportunity to choose to love God, they must have the opportunity to choose to reject him—to sin. Agnosticism gives humans, the opportunity to choose freely to do good or evil without any awareness of God’s presence making it too easy to do good.