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Definition of Religion

Religion

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A monastic or religious order subject to a regulated mode of life; the religious state; as, to enter religion.
  4. Strictness of fidelity in conforming to any practice, as if it were an enjoined rule of conduct.

Religion Quotations

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
Mahatma Gandhi

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
Mahatma Gandhi

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
Swami Vivekananda

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. - C. S. Lewis
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
C. S. Lewis
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Religion Translations

religion in Afrikaans is godsdiens
religion in Dutch is religie, geloof, godsdienst
religion in French is religion
religion in German is Religon, Religion
religion in Italian is religione
religion in Norwegian is religion
religion in Swedish is religion
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