Post by Reckless Roselia on Jan 3, 2013 16:39:06 GMT -5
Research has suggested "spiritual" people may suffer worse mental health than conventionally religious, agnostic or atheist people. But what exactly do people mean when they describe themselves as "spiritual, but not religious"?
But many now call themselves "spiritual" but not religious. About a fifth of people in the UK fit into this category, according to Prof Michael King from University College London.
King's research suggested that in the UK the "spiritual" group are more likely to have mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression.
I would say that being spiritual doesn't neccesarily tie you to a particular group or dogma. And, that it would be harder to find other like minded people which might contribute to that? And, with a religion, there might seem to be more concrete answers or explanations. Just my speculation.