|What Is Religion?
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Here's something I posted in my own LJ. Makes you think, doesn't it?
re·li·gion Audio pronunciation of "religion" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (r-ljn)
1. Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe.
2. A personal or institutionalized system grounded in such belief and worship.
2. The life or condition of a person in a religious order.
3. A set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader.
4. A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion.
Chris·ti·an·i·ty Audio pronunciation of "christianity" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (krsch-n-t, krst-)
1. The Christian religion, founded on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. Christians as a group; Christendom.
3. The state or fact of being a Christian.
4. pl. Chris·ti·an·i·ties A particular form or sect of the Christian religion: the Christianities of antiquity.
Roman Catholic Church
The Christian church characterized by an episcopal hierarchy with the pope as its head and belief in seven sacraments and the authority of tradition.
n : a Protestant denomination founded on the principles of John Wesley and Charles Wesley [syn: Methodist Church, Methodists]
Any of various Protestant churches governed by presbyters and traditionally Calvinist in doctrine.
n : any of various evangelical Protestant churches that believe in the baptism of voluntary believers
The church in the United States that is in communion with the see of Canterbury.
Is·lam Audio pronunciation of "islam" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (s-läm, z-, släm, z-)
1. A monotheistic religion characterized by the acceptance of the doctrine of submission to God and to Muhammad as the chief and last prophet of God.
1. The people or nations that practice Islam; the Muslim world.
2. The civilization developed by the Muslim world.
Ju·da·ism Audio pronunciation of "Judaism" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (jd-zm)
1. The monotheistic religion of the Jews, tracing its origins to Abraham and having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Talmud.
2. Conformity to the traditional ceremonies and rites of the Jewish religion.
3. The cultural, religious, and social practices and beliefs of the Jews.
4. The Jews considered as a people or community.
All the same God... why so many different names?
~Rodrigo Daniel Blaise Muñoz Rogers~
~Defender of The Church~
~Order of the Paridisiaca~