What is religion?
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.
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