Definition of religion

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Religions

Religions The term religion (from Latin: religio meaning “bind, connect”) denotes a set of common beliefs and practices pertaining to the supernatural (and its relationship to humanity and the cosmos), which are often codified into prayer, ritual, scriptures, and religious law. These beliefs and practices are typically defined in light of a shared canonical...

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What is The Origin of Religion?

What is The Origin of Religion? Will Religion, Supposedly Developed by ”Primitive” People to Explain the Unknown, Eventually Become Unnecessary? Those who answer the above question with a resounding “yes” base their answer upon the following suppositions: People who could not explain or control a certain natural phenomenon attributed it...

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Man and Religion-2

Man and Religion-2 At birth man has no conscious knowledge about himself or about the environment around him; nevertheless, he is not an alien but fitted for the world into which he is born. To begin with, his body is made up of the same elements as exist in nature:...

Did Man Invent Religion?

Did Man Invent Religion? The opponents of the religious life argue that religion was put together as a sort of outpouring of man’s feeling of powerlessness in the world or of his feelings of relief and gratitude when rescued from powerlessness. In summary form, the argument goes like this: Certain...

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Religious War

Religious War A religious war or holy war (Latin: bellum sacrum) is a war primarily caused or justified by differences in religion. In the modern period, debates are common over the extent to which religious, economic, or ethnic aspects of a conflict predominate in a given war. According to the Encyclopedia of Wars, out...

Definition of Religion

Definition of Religion The definition of religion is a controversial and complicated subject in religious studies with scholars failing to agree on any one definition. Oxford Dictionary defines religion as the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. Others, such as Wilfred Cantwell Smith,...

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Religion

Religion Religion is a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements. However, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. Different religions may or may not contain various elements...

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Man and Religion

Man and Religion The earthly life of man manifests itself in two aspects, one individual, the other ‘social’-by ‘social’ l mean the whole circle including ‘human and natural’-. The individual aspect implies the inner perfection of each man and struggle for this sake, migrating from the outer world to the...

Criticism of Religion

Criticism of Religion Criticism of religion involves criticism of the ideas, validity, concept or the practice of religion, including its political and social implications. Historical records of criticism of religion goes back to at least 5th century BCE in ancient Greece, with Diagoras “the Atheist” of Melos. In ancient Rome, an early known example is Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura from...

Will Religion, Supposedly Developed by “Primitive” People?

Will Religion, Supposedly Developed by “Primitive” People? Will Religion, Supposedly Developed by “Primitive” People to Explain The Unknown, Eventually Become Unnecessary? Those who answer the above question with a resounding “yes” base their answer upon the following suppositions: People who could not explain or control a certain natural phenomenon attributed...

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