BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 4th, 2016 by Neale Donald Walsch in THE NEW REVELATIONS

Neale Donald Walsch: What is the difference between religion and spirituality?

God: One is an institution and the other is an experience. Religions are institutions built around a particular idea of how things are. When those ideas become hardened and set in stone, they are called dogmas and doctrines. They then become largely unchallengeable. Organized religions require you to believe in their teachings.

Spirituality does not require you to believe anything. Rather, it continually invites you to notice your experience. Your personal experience becomes your authority, rather than something that someone else has told you. If you had to belong to a particular religion to find God, it would mean that God has a particular way or means by which you are required to come to Him. Yet why would I require that?”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “The New Revelations”

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