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Definition of 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

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. - Dalai Lama
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Dalai Lama

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

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
Muhammad Ali

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama
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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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