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Faith, religion, and spirituality in Harbor Springs, Michigan is the focal point of this guide.

Religion and spirituality are distinct terms, both related to faith. Religion suggests a set of beliefs, usually concerning the origins, nature, and purpose of life, and often involving rituals and codes. Spirituality, on the other hand, is more difficult to define and is often said to be the quality of being spiritual. The focus of religion is on the content of one's belief, as well as the response to it, while the focus of spirituality is on becoming more attuned to unworldly affairs. A person can be religious without being spiritual, and spiritual without being religious. Spirituality is more abstract than religion. As religion involves a defined code of ethics, it is tangible, while spirituality is nebulous.

Faith involves the belief that something is true in the absence of definitive proof.

Nevertheless, these terms are often used interchangeably and, in most contexts, that's perfectly fine. For the purpose of categorization here, online resources that focus on any of these topics within the city of Harbor Springs are appropriate. In large part, if not entirely, these will consist of websites representing local ministries or places of worship.

According to a recent survey, respondents in Harbor Springs were slightly less religious than those in the average Michigan locality, and considerably less religious than the average American locality. Of those who cite affiliation with a religion, the most prominent were the Catholics, who were followed distantly by the Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, and various forms of Judaism.

Regardless of the particular religion, denomination, or sect, online resources for local places of worship are suitable for this category.



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