South Carolina Lowcountry Locals echo surveys that find steady growth among religiously unaffiliated

When Heather Remy tells friends she’s heading to church, they know she means the beach. It’s where she thinks, meditates and feels connected to something larger than herself.

But she doesn’t call that God or Christianity.

Despite growing up Catholic, she no longer believes in Jesus and hasn’t warmed a pew in years. Instead, she believes in a spiritual energy, something that binds living things, but not in a divine creator pulling the puppet strings of humankind.

“I think everything falls into place so nicely that I don’t believe it is all coincidence,” she said. “I try to keep my mind open as much as possible.”

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