I have created a couple of polls relating to belief in the paranormal and belief in God. My purpose in creating them was to find out if belief in paranormal things is predicated upon a prior belief in God. My reason for asking the question is that I have been asked to write an essay regarding belief, from the point of view of an atheist (which I am). The specific question I have been given is:
I am having difficulty because I do not see any semantic difference between the terms spirituality/faith/belief and religion/God. Can you people help me out a bit here by giving me examples of things you believe fall into the category of spirituality/faith/belief without being a part of religion/God? What are your thoughts on the matter?
note to moderator: I do not intend for this to be a debate. I do not think this topic should be in the skeptical thread. I am merely gathering opinions, and do not intend to comment on those opinions in this forum.