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Faith, religion, and spirituality in Hartland, Michigan is the focus of topics in this category.

Although these words are frequently used interchangeably, they are not actually synonymous terms.

Faith is a reference to the belief and trust in a higher power, even without proof. Hebrews 11:1, in the Christian Bible, says that "faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."

Religion, on the other hand, refers to a system of belief about a deity. Often, religions include various rituals, doctrines, a code of ethics, a philosophy of life, and a worldview.

Spirituality is what brings purpose and meaning to life. It is a more difficult concept to define and, as a consequence, different people may have contrasting definitions.

While it is possible, and even common, for a person to have one without the others, many believe that fulfillment comes when faith, religion, and spirituality are integrated. As an example, a person might be persuaded to believe in a god, and therefore have faith. Depending on what it is that a person believes about the god, like-minded people often come together in religion and are strengthened in their faith through common religious traditions, spiritual methods, and faith tenets. Consequently, they can be said to have both faith and religion. While, many people who believe in a god, and have come together with others to be part of a religion, nevertheless do not feel fulfilled. They believe in a god, attend religious services, and take part in the rituals, but it doesn't mean very much in their lives. This is because they lack spirituality.

When the faith is true, and the religion emphasizes the truthfulness of the person's belief in their god, spirituality is often the level that believers reach for.

While faith, religion, and spirituality are not synonymous terms, the well-rounded believer may possess all three of them.

For the purpose of categorization here, online resources focused on matters of faith, religion, or spirituality in Hartland, Michigan are appropriate topics. Websites representing religious ministries or places of worship in Hartland may be listed in this category.

Of those Hartland residents who cited an affiliation with a particular religion in a recent survey, the majority of them were Catholics, who were followed distantly by the Lutherans, Presbyterians, Methodists, Pentecostals, Baptists, Mormons, Episcopalians, or associated with other denominations or non-denominational churches. Non-Christian religions were not significantly referenced among Hartland residents in this survey. However, resources pertaining to any religion, denomination, or sect in Hartland would be appropriate for this category.



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