Religion & Spirituality

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Definitions of Religion

1) Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and

rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual nature and a

study of inherited ancestral traditions, knowledge and wisdom

related to understanding human life. The term "religion" refers to

both the personal practices related to faith as well as to the

larger shared systems of belief.

2) Generally, religion is an organized, formal system of

belief in God, usually associated with payment to a religious

leader of the organization. It has been said: that religion is the

cultural phenomenon caused by tales of a real personal relationship

with the true God, that can be traced by to the first true

relationship between a man and His God.

3) Religion is a term given to a spirituality that has

core beliefs, that are represented in ritual, that are recorded in

sacred texts, that answer the fundamental questions of the human


4) Religion is a search for answers to questions that may

or may not have any.

5) In my words, religion is an irrational belief in

supernatural entities and a waste of time. You may as well believe

that the Tooth Fairy is real, the Tooth Fairy has the same

probability of existing as any 'God' worshiped by a religion. To

quote Robert Pirsig's statement in Lila that "when one

person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many

people suffer from a delusion it is called religion".

6) A religion is a practice of faith.

Examples of Religions

All of the following can be referred to as a religion: Buddhism,

Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Wicca, Eckankar, Raëlism,

Zoroastrianism, New Age, Unitarian Universalism, Jainism, Shinto,

LaVeyan Satanism, Scientology, Taoism, Yoruba, Druidry, paganism,

Juche, Cao Dai. Take your pick.

Purpose of Religions

1) 'Religion' should all be able to tie into one we shall

no longer fight over power.

2) I believe that religion is just something that helps

us along. It's like a parental figure. Something that can guide you

along, step by step. We all know that following somebody Else's

footsteps is easier than going along by yourself. I believe that

instead of filling someone's head with opinions and biases we could

display honest and true FACTS. It's like debating. The judges isn't

going to pick an answer like the one above.

3) Religion is also not all about corruption and murder.

Yes, there have been wars and, yes, there have been arguments but

some people forget that there is also love and honesty.

Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, etc. I think that they were all

meant to enlighten people, to help them. You forget that it was MAN

that perverted part of these religions. It wasn't the idea of it.

Answer: Religion is a worship of a god goddess or someone all

religions have temples and homes of the monks. Christian is the

most common of all the religions.

4) Organised religion's purpose is to create more

believers so that they can continue to prosper and grow fat on the

ignorance and superstition of the masses.

Discovering Religions

I found my religion- still without a name- by comparing

religions through and through

the truth will come shortly.

Spiritualist Christian View

Region is man seeking God; Christianity is God seeking


Religion is a system of faith and worship to which someone ascribes

supreme importance.

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