In this episode, I am joined by Aida and Muhammad to discuss religiosity and spirituality. Is being religious the same as being spiritual? Are the terms interchangeable or different? And why does being religious has a negative connotation? Tune in to listen to the discussion as we try to understand and answer these questions. 

Time Stamps

[01:28] Defining religiosity and spirituality

[03:05] Differences between spirituality and religiosity

[06:24] Can one be spiritual but not religious?

[07:50] What defines spirituality

[10:48] Can one be religious but not spiritual?

[12:47] Negative connotations about being religious

[16:00] Should one be judge-mental?

[20:06] Does religion govern spirituality?

[20:58] Favorite spiritual people

[22:40] Recommended spiritual books

[32:50] Message to all humanity

Notable Quotes

“I looked in temples, churches, and mosques, but I found the divine within my heart.” — Rumi

“Religiosity encompasses more things and following the practices of a certain religion.”

“Spirituality has to do more with a part of any religion. For instance, part of human being that’s more in link with higher power, love, and personal connection with God.” –Pastor Mike.

“We really don’t give the Quran the power that it has to offer.  One or two verses may get your mind rolling.” –Aida

“Spirituality is a measure of how wiling we are to allow Grace, some power greater than ourselves to enter our lives and guide us along the way.” –Masten Kipp

“Spirirtuality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than us. And our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and a compassion.” –Brene Brown.

Links and resources

English Quran on YouTube by Muhammad Awais Malik 

Daily Love: Growing Into Grace by Masten Kipp 

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown