The definition of spiritual not religious
for me is to search for God from your soul not from a book or religious teachings. I looked into religions and I found that there were positive and negative components with all of them. Unbelievable claims and such. So I got the idea in my head after 7-8 years of atheism that God can exist w/o religion. W/o religion God is Love to me. There is a Power that comes from Love. Love defeats hate. Always has, always will!!!
Yes I know a lot about Jesus. I grew up fundamental baptist. I don't believe the church is what Jesus wanted. From what I read Jesus would not like these churches at all. He spoke very strongly against long prayers/robes, money changing hands at the temple, and judging. He gave his life for what he believed. I will not dishonor him even if he is not real. It is a beautiful story of Love. I believe that it is very possible/likely that Jesus existed and that he Loved his fellow man that much. I believe that Jesus was spiritual not religious.
So you see I will not take the title of christian out of respect for Jesus not disrespect. Not because I consider him a God either, because I consider him a great and Loving "man".
Now that being said I don't close my mind up there. I believe there is more to learn about God that what we find in religious books. I believe firmly that religion can block the path to God even make God look pathetic as I have indicated in this thread.
So I hope this helps you understand me better.
Take care now