A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. "What is your religion my son?" inquired the Archbishop of Rheims. "Pardon, monseigneur," replied Rochebriant; "I am ashamed of it." "Then why do you not become an atheist?" "Impossible! I should be ashamed of atheism." "In that case, monsieur, you should join the Protestants."
The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers.
Specifically, conformity in faith and life to the precepts inculcated in the Bible, respecting the conduct of life and duty toward God and man; the Christian faith and practice.
A system of beliefs and practices oriented toward the sacred.
Includes any traditionally recognized religion as well as beliefs, observances, or practices which a person sincerely holds and which has a place of importance similar to that of traditionally recognized religions.
belief in supernatural or divine power that invites expression in conduct and often involving ethics and a philosophy (or a specific system of such belief and conduct)
adherence to a belief system(doctrine).
1. Way or ways that people orient themselves in the world with reference to both ordinary and extraordinary powers, meanings and values. 2. (Jung) Institution whose function is to protect us from an experience of God.
A system of beliefs, symbols, and rituals, based on some sacred or supernatural realm, that guides human behaviors from those in one's previous background and experience.
1. An organized belief system based on certain tenets of faith. 2. A belief in a supreme supernatural force or god(s) Religious/Spiritual Discrimination - The loss of power and privilege to those who do not practice the dominant culture's religion. In the United States, this is institutionalized oppressions toward those who are not Christian.
Diffusion of religious faiths.
The foundational premises by which one understands and perceives the world around them. Provides foundational values and assumptions. (NOTE: Under this definition variants of atheism and agnosticism, such as Marxism and Secular Humanism, are religions. Every thinking person has a foundational religious worldview.)
Most of the Roman gods and goddesses were a blend of several religious influences.
a system of beliefs relating to supernatural or superhuman beings or forces that transcend the everyday material world.
A social institution based around a set of beliefs and worldview involving the supernatural or matters of faith. Reference section 2.2
level: Overview (0) [ order by level] Belief in supernatural ideas and phenomena that lie outside the human realm, such as god, afterlife, reincarnation, heaven, hell, and miracles, and any combination of such supernatural aspects that combine to inform a particular religion or religious sect.
Includes all aspects of religious observance and practice and religious beliefs.
a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
a belief about creation, or the origin of man, and how communicating with that source of creation and power can influence one's future
a belief in a higher power or something divine, which is different than an ideology
a belief in and reverence for a supernatural power accepted as the creator and governor of the universe and having a certain organization and tradition in worshipping such Supreme Being
a belief in a supernatural power, not the disbelief in such
a belief in something, which is practiced in a regular manner
a belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power(s) considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny
a belief system, and atheisim is based on the belief that there is no God
a belief system, and in my opinion, generally a closed belief system
a body of sacred myths, metaphors, observances and practices in a cultural context, which are designed to connect individuals with Divinity and heal the rift between dichotomized aspects of existence
a codified set of beliefs and practices shared by adherents
a divinely inspired code of morals
a dogma, a set of beliefs about the spiritual and a set of practices, which arise out of those beliefs
a FORM of worship-not the worship itself
a group of beliefs or principles made by man
a group of people who share the same morals and beliefs, and not everybody shares those morals and beliefs
a language between man and GOD, he follows , obeys the commandments and rules of the Creator
an organization created by man to use that faith to control the population and gain power in the world
an organization of people who share the same belief
an organized system of spiritual belief
a particular set of moral laws that make up a certain code of belief
a personal belief as can be said for science
a philosophy or creed which incorporates a God, or Gods, and sometimes other beings beyond the comprehension of mortals
a school of Biblical interpretation on how a particular group of people sees GOD and a certain point in time
a set of beliefs and guidelines for living organized into a way of life that is pleasing to the Gods, Goddesses and wights of our Folk
a set of beliefs and practices people choose to accept or not
a set of beliefs and the belief in one or several supreme beings
a set of beliefs (eq
a set of rules to get to God
a specific system of code of ethics, values, or belief
a specific type of belief just as a rose is a specific type of flower
a system of belief in a divine or supernatural entity
a system of beliefs by which we live our lives
a system of beliefs pertaining to humans connection to a trancendant reality
a system of beliefs too, but beliefs that tend to involve faith and belief in the supernatural
a system of beliefs usually involving the worship of supernatural forces or beings
a system of faith, an organized system of beliefs and observances
a tool used by man in an attempt to reach God
a unified system of beliefs and practices realtive to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden -- beliefs and practices which unite into one single moral community called a Church, all those who adhere to them
a way of life, and in describing belief systems below we will come very close to describing entire cultures
a way of life, an ethos, the guiding beliefs of a group
a way of trying to see God and, in light of what we think we see, reach an understanding of what it means to be a human being
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~zarathus/tenets33.html Tenets of traditional Zoroastrianism. http://www.myna.com/~pervez/zoro.htm Simple overview of Zoroastrianism. http://www.alislam.org/ram/articles/00000150.htm Zarathustra and His faith.
the way of acting, or perspective, according to which we interpret all our duties as divine commands.
A personal or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices.
Has many definitions - most of them involve the idea of supernatural agency.
A whole of beliefs, principles and dogmas which constitute an religious ideological system, which hipostasize the existence and the activity of one or more transcendental beings, called divinity, which as creators or legislators regulate the existence of universe. A common aspect of all religions is
A system of beliefs that deal with the non-material
a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, often (but not necessarily) involving supernatural or divine being(s). See also philosophy.
belief in a divine or superhuman power or powers to be obeyed and worshipped as the creator(s) and ruler(s) of the universe
Any set of attitudes, beliefs, and practices pertaining to supernatural power, whether that power rests in forces, gods, spirits, ghosts, or demons.
system of worship of God
1. world view including the belief in the supernatural (especially including a sentient god or gods). 2. the institutionalization of a world view including the belief in the supernatural (especially including a sentient god or gods).
belief in the life of the spirit and usually in one or more gods, esp. the belief that it/they made the world and can control it×Ú1/2
A specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices, generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects.
A philosophy and perspective of reality that stems from a faith-supported belief in the existence of an ethereal entity.
The adoration and service of God as expressed in divine worship and in daily life.
The belief in a superhuman controlling power, especially in a personal God or gods entitled to obedience and worship.
a formal system of belief and practice; an organized community of believers with common commitments and beliefs
A belief in powers higher than one's self, backed by faith and personal experience rather than logic and science. Should also contain basic principles particular to that group or order. Major religions of the world: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam, Sufism, and Wicca. Religion is the creation of man, or more to the point, it is mans approach to God(s). Thus the best we can hope for is that we find a method of approaching God/Goddess pleasing to God(s) and to us.
the method by which knowledge is ignored, denied, and rejected. The antithesis of Science and Reason. The belief in things that cannot be detected or proven, without evidence or in the face of contrary evidence. (see Superstition)
Generally a belief in a deity and practice of worship, action, and/or thought related to that deity. Loosely, any specific system of code of ethics, values, and belief.
the practice of viewing human duties as divine commands. For Kant this does not imply that religion is just a form of morality in disguise; rather, it means morality, though ontologically independent of religion, needs religion in order to reach its goal.
A system of beliefs, symbols, and rituals, based on some sacred or supernatural realm, that guides human behaviour, gives meaning to life, and unites believers into a community.
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.