[ISFP] ISFP: Spiritual or Religious?

ISFP: Spiritual or Religious?

View Poll Results: ISFPs: Are you more Spiritual or Relgious?

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  • Spiritual, but not Religious

    7 58.33%
  • Religious, but not Spiritual

    0 0%
  • Both

    2 16.67%
  • Neither

    3 25.00%
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This is a discussion on ISFP: Spiritual or Religious? within the ISFP Forum - The Artists forums, part of the SP's Temperament Forum- The Creators category; Fellow ISFPs, which would decribe you more: 1) Spiritual, but not Religious 2) Religious, but not Spiritual 3) Spiritual and ...

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    Unknown Personality

    ISFP: Spiritual or Religious?

    Fellow ISFPs, which would decribe you more:
    1) Spiritual, but not Religious
    2) Religious, but not Spiritual
    3) Spiritual and Religious
    4) Neither Spiritual or Religious



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    ISFP - The Artists

    My parents identify as SBNR. I've never been inside a church in my entire life.

    I am neither. Science is a beautiful thing.
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    Unknown Personality

    Myself, I feel a deep connection with life and nature, which I would call spiritual.
    @hulia I agree, science is a beautiful things
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    ISFP - The Artists

    I am sorry but what's the difference?
    Right now I can tell you that I'm not religious.
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    ENFP - The Inspirers

    Quote Originally Posted by uncertain View Post
    I am sorry but what's the difference?
    Right now I can tell you that I'm not religious.
    I guess someone would be religious if they identify as catholic and faithful or a hindu, or muslim or a worshiper of Cthulhu, Satan *insert whatever here".

    Spiritual...well this one is going to be harder to define with words so here ya go:

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    ISFP - The Artists

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBeer View Post
    I guess someone would be religious if they identify as catholic and faithful or a hindu, or muslim or a worshiper of Cthulhu, Satan *insert whatever here".

    Spiritual...well this one is going to be harder to define with words so here ya go:

    That's how I feel when I think of the word spirituality but I'm not entirely sure if I am or not.
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    Unknown Personality

    It seems spirituality is "unorganized religion..." but still a sort of religion. A faith/belief in something non-objective.

    It usually involves a god force, which is just infinite, possibility, creativity (no morality or ethics in and of itself, that's not the point)... linked with the patterns of all music and math, the flower of life, energies. Alchemy, "magic[k]," and chakras start to become very reasonable.

    It's ambiguous/vague, confusing, and changes depending on who you have explain it to you.
    I'd fall with spirituality currently.

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    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeBeer View Post
    I guess someone would be religious if they identify as catholic and faithful or a hindu, or muslim or a worshiper of Cthulhu, Satan *insert whatever here".

    Spiritual...well this one is going to be harder to define with words so here ya go:

    Yeah, something like that. Incredible.
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    ISFP - The Artists

    I have to confess that I'm not exactly sure how to answer this poll... These terms tend to be defined differently by secular and by religious people, and even then, I don't feel I fit into either of those molds. I'd have to say I'm not really either. I consider myself redeemed, in the biblical sense. I guess I just don't consider myself very religious or spiritual in the way people tend to view these things these days. I'm not religious, because, while I do believe in morals, I don't depend on any religious observances to lead to eternal happiness or life. And to call myself spiritual, but not religious--well, personally, I find I'm rather shallow and incomplete in and of myself, and don't seek some deeper spiritual connection with the world or whatever... And I say this as a pastor and preacher. :-) I guess that's why I say I've been redeemed or ransomed. (oh, and I've always felt somewhat uncomfortable around overtly religious or spiritual people. Maybe it's my Fi, but I tend to get suspicious when somebody exudes such traits [Fe?] maybe that's why I don't consider myself either religious or spiritual... I dunno...)

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    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by ferroequinologist View Post
    I have to confess that I'm not exactly sure how to answer this poll... These terms tend to be defined differently by secular and by religious people, and even then, I don't feel I fit into either of those molds. I'd have to say I'm not really either. I consider myself redeemed, in the biblical sense. I guess I just don't consider myself very religious or spiritual in the way people tend to view these things these days. I'm not religious, because, while I do believe in morals, I don't depend on any religious observances to lead to eternal happiness or life. And to call myself spiritual, but not religious--well, personally, I find I'm rather shallow and incomplete in and of myself, and don't seek some deeper spiritual connection with the world or whatever... And I say this as a pastor and preacher. :-) I guess that's why I say I've been redeemed or ransomed. (oh, and I've always felt somewhat uncomfortable around overtly religious or spiritual people. Maybe it's my Fi, but I tend to get suspicious when somebody exudes such traits [Fe?] maybe that's why I don't consider myself either religious or spiritual... I dunno...)
    That's ok, no worries :) The options aren't the best. This is my first poll and I usually don't like them because they tend to make things too simple. I actually like responses like yours for that very reason, because simple polls don't capture the grey areas very well. I associate being spiritual with being more independent from institutions with what you believe, more free-spirited. But as I read some responses I realized my own lack of foresight, that there isn't one all inclusive definition of spirituality. My aplogies, my poll does suck :p

    I should have just asked what people believe or don't believe. I'm curious how other ISFPs view the world, its beauty, where they think it all came from, and how that drives them, but I don't want it to become contentious either.


 
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