I consider myself to be a "spiritual atheist". I know that sounds like an oxymoron but I promise you it's not, just google it. Anyway, this article states that a study found that those who consider themselves to be "spiritual but not religious" were more likely to have mental health issues as well as other emotional and addictive problems. As it so happens, I have dealt with depression most of my life and more recently anxiety. I always assumed it was due to my childhood experiences, but perhaps there's something more to it than that? What do you think? If you consider yourself to be only "spiritual", do you notice that you also suffer from mental and/or emotional problems? If you do, do you think that it has anything to do with your religious( or non religious)beliefs or is it just coincidental?
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