the true face of religion
November 7, 2006 12:28pm CST
kill your religion...Live your faith Religion has always been a subject that is very touchy with most people. Regardless of what religion a person chooses to practice, all (Christianity included) have a belief system that preaches a: "My God is bigger than your God" philosophy. When we take a look at religion truthfully, we all see it for what it really is. It is a system that by design does nothing but seperate us all from one another. Religion has been the reason why we go to war. It has torn families apart, broken friendships, and ended marriages. Too many of us spend entirely too much time trying to give birth to a religion, which causes us to forget to focus on that which matters most. Love. "Religion is man's attempt to reach God. "Love is God's way of reaching us." Before we can reach the Creator up there, we have to learn how to love one another down here. Let love be the motivation behind everything you do. Because without it, everything you do, you do in vain...... 1L
7 Nov 06
Religion is a system of social coherence based on a common group of beliefs or attitudes concerning an object, person, unseen being, or system of thought considered to be supernatural, sacred, divine or highest truth, and the moral codes, practices, values, institutions, and rituals associated with such belief or system of thought. It is sometimes used interchangeably with "faith" or "belief system", but is more socially defined than that of personal convictions. The development of religion has taken many forms in various cultures. "Organized religion" generally refers to an organization of people supporting the exercise of some religion with a prescribed set of beliefs, often taking the form of a legal entity
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7 Nov 06
The encyclopedia has one definition of religion, but the more accurate definition is the manifestation of what religion does. I don't define truth according to man's opinions, especially when those opinions don't line up with the actions of the one's with the opinions. As human beings we can think what we want on any given subject, but the true face of what we think will manifest itself for the world to see. It's like a man who tells his wife: "I will never hit you," but everytime he gets upset with her he physically abuses her. It doesn't matter what his opinion is in the words he spoke because the physical manifestation of his actions are in opposition to the words he spoke. "As a man thinks, so he is." Define truth by what people do, not by what they say....
7 Nov 06
The Encyclopedia of Religion describes religion in the following way: "In summary, it may be said that almost every known culture involves the religious in the above sense of a depth dimension in cultural experiences at all levels — a push, whether ill-defined or conscious, toward some sort of ultimacy and transcendence that will provide norms and power for the rest of life. When more or less distinct patterns of behaviour are built around this depth dimension in a culture, this structure constitutes religion in its historically recognizable form. Religion is the organization of life around the depth dimensions of experience — varied in form, completeness, and clarity in accordance with the environing culture."