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“Spirituality is about being awake. It’s the attempt to transcend the mundane, sleepwalking experience of life we all fall into, to tap into the wonder of being a conscious and grateful thing in the midst of an astonishing universe. It doesn’t require religion. ”

~ Dale McGowan


What is the Difference between Religion & Spirituality?

A-Z Variety of  Spirituality to Choose From:

"A spirituality without religious extremism."
1.) Atheist / Agnostic Church-like Assemblies
2.) Christian Naturalism
3.) Pantheism
4.) Progressive Christianity
5.) Secular Buddhism
6.) Taoism (*Philosophical Taoism)
7.) Spiritual (Reverent) Agnosticism
8.) Spiritual Humanism

9.) Spiritual  / Religious Naturalism
10.) Stoicism
11.) The Greater Good Science Center
12.) Unitarian Universalism

(1.) Atheist -Agnostic -Humanist  Assemblies /Church-like Communities:

1.) "The Sunday Assembly"
(Co-founded by Pippa Evans & Sanderson Jones)

* About Sunday Assembly (scroll down)
  - 
News article / News Broadcast 
  - Facebook 

  - Start one in your area!
- (nearest Assembly in my area is Halifax, NB: Web Site / Facebook)


2.) Hope After Faith /  Jerry DeWitt

- Hope After Faith (book)

- Hope After Faith The Podcast (also on Spreaker)

- You Tube

- Facebook (main) and Facebook (Listener Page)

- Twitter

(2.) Christian Naturalism

"Christian Naturalism" is a branch of "Religious / Spiritual  Naturalism." It is important to note that while Christian Naturalism has an appreciation for the teachings of Jesus, etc. it is still completely "naturalistic" in its approach.

  - About Naturalistic Christianity 101 (SNS)

A leading example of a Christian Naturalist would be: Michael Dowd (Also known as an Evangelical Pentecostal Naturalist)

  - Web Site 

  - Blog: "New Theists. Knowers, Not Believers"

  - You Tube  /  Facebook

(3.) Pantheism: (*Scientific Pantheism, etc)

See here for a list of the different varieties of Pantheism.
1.) World Pantheism (Scientific Pantheism):  
     * About  / *Home Page
     * FAQ's   *You Tube Channel
2.) Pantheist Net:  
     * Home page  / *About 

(4.) Progressive Christianity:

(5.) Secular Buddhism:

- Secular Buddhist Association  / pod casts

- Buddhism (101) (SNS)

- Buddhist Society (you tube)

- Free E-Book: "Being Peace"(by Thich Nhat Hanh) 

- Book: "Secular Meditation" by Rick Heller

  (See my book review here.)

6.)  Taoism (*Philosophical* Taoism)

There is both Religious & Philosophical sides of Taoism. Obviously, its the "Philosophical" side of Taoism that I would be more inclined to.
(NOTE: The Tao Te Ching itself is said to be one of the greatest works of literature and spiritual teaching...and it can be read from a purely 'naturalistic & philosophical' perspective.)
- Taoism 101 (SNS)
- What is Tao?
- Taoism & the Afterlife
NOTE: Although this video is presented more from the "religious" side of Taoism, is a great video to give an idea of Taoism just the same. 

(8.) Spiritual Humanism:

 Click here  to listen to a sermon called "Good Without God" (by Rev. Barbara Prose)

(9.) Spiritual/ Religious  Naturalism

(10.) Stoicism

View another (yet old) video talk on Stoicism HERE

11.) The Greater Good Science Center

(12.) Unitarian Universalism

"Unitarian Universalists are diverse & inclusive."
Beliefs & Principles:
- Principles of Unitarian Universalism
- What Do UU's believe / FAQs:
 (see here 1,
here 2 , here 3)
Why Pray? (video)
Other UU Churches: (not listed on above links)
1.) All Souls Unitarian (my personal favourite)
    * web site  * you tube playlist 
2.) Church of the Larger Fellowship
    * web site  * facebook 
3.) North Shore Unitarian Church
    * web site  / spirituality for freethinkers
4.) The Washington Ethical Society
    * web site / about 
4.) Unitarian Church of Dallas
    *web site / Basics of UU (video)
Click HERE for more sermons from
 
"All Souls Unitarian Church."
"Love is My Religion"

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