The first time I went to church, I was 3 days old. (OK, so I went to the nursery
) I learned the Commandments and Beatitudes, but didn't really think about what they meant, I suppose. At 12 I was taken to task by a Sunday School teacher for not giving an answer he expected to hear. I felt if it didn't mean something to me, I should just not say it.
It was at that point I started making a distinction between "religion" and "spirituality".If I had to choose between the letter of the law (religion) and the spirit of the law (spirituality), I would go with the latter.