Stafford Betty@Huff Post: The Looming Divorce Between Religion and the Afterlife

  The following article was published by Jenn on The Search for Life after Death. It speaks to a theme with which my readers are very much familiar: Many adults, especially those under 30, have strong spiritual beliefs even though they are not affiliated with a religion. I urge you to subscribe to Jenn's blog, …

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Spirituality vs Religion

Amanda’s perspective on spirituality vs. religion is so on target and clearly stated that I wanted to share it with my readers. I encourage you to follow her and show her some love at

Semantics Station

Despite all appearances to the contrary, this isn’t a Christian post… it’s a post I started that, by the end of the second in the series, allowed me to free myself from the bondage of religion in pursuit of getting to know God/Source/the Universe in a way that feels right and true for ME.

I was raised in the Christian church, so obviously the religious text I am most familiar with is the Bible.  The following verses really spoke to me in regard to my topic today:

Matthew 19:14

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matt. 18:2-4

He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven…

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Thank you for the nomination!

I was utterly shocked -- and totally delighted -- to discover that ALALYAK, author of one of my favorite blogs, ESSENCENTRAL, had nominated me for a Mystery Blogger award! Thank you so much, ALALYAK! I invite my readers to follow ESSENCENTRAL, which has been nominated twice for the Mystery Blogger award, for some of the most thoughtful, …

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