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I agree with your point however

I believe, at least in my opinion, that being Religious and of Faith are different types of belief. In my studies and practices of spiritual growth through meditation, affirming, and becoming emotionally "guided" in my life, I can see how many Faiths contain these same principles of "God being Love" and to "Love unconditionally" and then referencing that to conjuring positive/love emotions within oneself as a means of (divine?) inspiration.

I now strongly believe that Religions are metaphors for ONE divine Truth that different cultures simply translated in relative ways to their own experiences.

I grew up Christian but have since taken on my own personal spiritual faith that sees the benefit of all those beautiful differing expressions of the ONE. It's sort of like the same song being played by a different instruments.

I have experienced "things" in deep meditation that I thought only hallucinogenics could induce. I'd really like to spend some time in an isolation tank to see how deep I can go. Being alive and breathing is such an amazing gift!

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin