Spiritual or Religious
Asked By cimema 31-35, F 10 Answers 27 mins ago in Community

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All beings that can think are spiritual.
He who obeys the commands of God, through His Divine Messengers, is religious.
The theists, the atheists, the agnostics…. are spiritual.
He who obeys the teachings of the Manifestation of God (such as Christ, Moses, Baha’u’llah….) is religious.
Spiritual people are probably religious and non-religious; but all religious people are spiritual.
In the past, people are confusing about this matter, due to false interpretations of priests and humanist thinkers. Priests talked about religion without obeying the commandments of God; humanist thinkers considered religion as some sorts of cults fabricated by disobedient priests or by false prophets.
Today, we can get the clear definitions of all matters by referring to authentic Holy Books, freely available on the Internet.
With universal education worldwide, the mature mankind today will soon turn to God and unify under His divine guidance. All spiritual human beings will consciously conduct their religious life.
Finally, God will be seen as Father and all mankind His nobly equal children.

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Abdul-Baha says:

The religion of God has two aspects in this world. The spiritual (the real) and the formal (the outward). The formal side changes, as man changes from age to age. The spiritual side which is the Truth, never changes. The Prophets and Manifestations of God bring always the same teaching; at first men cling to the Truth but after a time they disfigure it. The Truth is distorted by man-made outward forms and material laws. The veil of substance and worldliness is drawn across the reality of Truth.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 56)


All men spiritual
Practicing God’s religion
Truly religious



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