Do you consider yourself spiritual, religious, both or neither?


This article from the Deseret News sparked our interest in the question, “Do you consider yourself spiritual, religious, both or neither?” Here a few Utah Valleyites share their thoughts. What would you say? Comment to let us know.


Josh Guest

Josh Guest
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“I consider myself spiritual and religious: spiritual because I enjoy spending my time seeking and thinking about eternal truth, religious because my spiritual longings are often satisfied and expressed through my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I often enjoy a spiritual high when sifting through great literature, art, theater, music and poetry. But the great works that feed my soul are often confirmations of lessons I learned in Sunday School and personal experience by living the life of a Latter-day Saint. In both religion and spirituality I find my needed inspiration.”

Josh Guest, 27, Provo

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Samantha Strong Murphey is a lover of greenery, glitter and goat cheese, an advocate of media literacy, human rights and karaoke for all. She earned bachelor's degree in communications from Brigham Young University and is a former writer and editor at Utah Valley Magazine. Now, she works as a full-time freelance writer and blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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