Posted by: homeoluv
What is the difference between RELIGIOUS and PRAYING?
One does not need to be RELIGIOUS to PRAY and everyone who PRAYS need not be religious in its true sense. And that is where the difference lies. It is a thin line. Being RELIGIOUS means to have faith in GOD. Prayer can be a medium to show this faith or to ask the GOD for something (which is how most people pray!!). Often people with psychological disturbance can PRAY without being religious. There can be religious mania too, which again has nothing to do with religion per se. One thing has to be kept in mind – most people do believe in GOD and most of us do pray at one time or another. So these rubrics are taken into consideration only when the religiousness or praying is out of proportion.