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.A religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.^ It is a set of superstitious beliefs and moral precepts.
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Are we talking about multiuniverses and the supernatural, purpose and humanity, or natural selection?
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Religion is based on belief in the supernatural.
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[1]
.Aspects of religion include narrative, symbolism, beliefs, and practices that are supposed to give meaning to the practitioner's experiences of life.^ Just because a religion proclaims good moral values does not mean that they actually practice them.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By which I mean trying to live a life in accordance with one's moral, ethical and intellectual beliefs.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Modern science does not give me the answers to meaning and purpose in life or where morals come from or for that matter, origins.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Whether the meaning centers on a deity or deities, or an ultimate truth, religion is commonly identified by the practitioner's prayer, ritual, meditation, music and art, among other things, and is often interwoven with society and politics.^ A note about practitioners of other religions .

^ Science is the perfect tool to "measure and quantify" not only music and other arts but also religion because science just is the business of measuring and quantifying natural phenomena in all their variety.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The problem with religion is not that it teaches belief in deity, rather that it doesn't sufficiently use that to teach its believers to be better to other people and to move to higher levels of belief.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.It may focus on specific supernatural, metaphysical, and moral claims about reality (the cosmos and human nature) which may yield a set of religious laws and ethics and a particular lifestyle.^ Which one is right about human nature?
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Are we talking about multiuniverses and the supernatural, purpose and humanity, or natural selection?
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Morality and ethics are primarily about human conduct within human communities.

.Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and religious experience.^ We want to respect your culture from the standpoint of human experience even though we do not share your faith.
  • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Their cultural and religious history suggests they are open to change.
  • Joshua Project - Khatik, Hindu of India Ethnic People Profile 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.joshuaproject.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While I am writing from a specific religious tradition, I have tried to make my definition of happiness as broad as possible.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

.The term "religion" refers both to the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction.^ As it is a truth both of Scripture and of experience that the unrenewed man can do nothing of himself to secure his salvation, it is essential that he should be brought to practical conviction of that truth.

^ Who Christ is referring to are those Europeans and Indo-Europeans who practice the religion of Judaism as in keeping the Spirit of the original Hebrew faith, and Hebrew Israelites, who make similar claims on the Old Testament and the linage of Abraham to suggest that their religion or way of life is also in keeping with the Spirit of the original Hebrew.

^ Religions are based at the group level where the definition of a group stems from common characteristics shared by its members.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

."Religion" is sometimes used interchangeably with "faith" or "belief system,"[2] but it is more socially defined than personal convictions, and it entails specific behaviors, respectively.^ A person can be more than a body.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is more than personal testimony and autobiography.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is not a faith or belief in any religion or god.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

Religions by country
.The development of religion has taken many forms in various cultures, with continental differences.^ There are many national variations to this religion.

^ How can one objectively conclude that God does not exist just because of the existence of many different religions?
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "Like the goddess Isis , who found and restored all of the lost pieces of her husband, Osiris, many are restoring the unity of all life, bringing together the separate parts of humanity -- different races, religions and cultures."
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.Religion is often described as a communal system for the coherence of belief focusing on a system of thought, unseen being, person, or object, that is considered to be supernatural, sacred, divine, or of the highest truth.^ "What is a valid, moral and appropriate atheist response to native cultures' supernatural belief systems?
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You go from asking whether BLT is the “core” of Obama’s belief system to “I don’t think you can say that Obama’s religion is Black Liberation Theology.” .
  • Does Barack Obama’s religion matter? [Karl] 21 January 2010 9:46 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: General]

^ In Revelation 15:8, this pure and perfect thought energy is described as the Temple being filled with smoke from the glory of God.

.Moral codes, practices, values, institutions, tradition, rituals, and scriptures are often traditionally associated with the core belief, and these may have some overlap with concepts in secular philosophy.^ [Written by an originally Reform rabbi who then joined the Conservative movement, and who appreciates Orthodox traditions, this is a unique introduction to Jewish belief and practice.
  • Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I) 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Some may wish to argue that these events refer to future conquests.

^ One of these is his well-known practice of greeting the saints with a salutation of grace and peace , with the addition of mercy in some cases.

.Religion is also often described as a "way of life" or a life stance.^ This is just one way to describe religion, but it is far from the best way.
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^ One can admire Muslims who take seriously their religion as a way of life and who breast the strong current of secularism in order to follow the precepts and obligations of their faith.

^ Personally, I think the word atheism is appropriate - it aptly describes my stance toward religion.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

Contents

Etymology

.Religion is derived from the Latin religiō, the ultimate origins of which are obscure.^ Since it’s interesting to see the etymology of modern words derived from original Latin I’ll include the original here as well.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

One possibility is derivation from a reduplicated *le-ligare, an interpretation traced to Cicero connecting lego "read", i.e. re (again) + lego in the sense of "choose", "go over again" or "consider carefully". Modern scholars such as Tom Harpur and Joseph Campbell favor the derivation from ligare "bind, connect", probably from a prefixed re-ligare, i.e. re (again) + ligare or "to reconnect," which was made prominent by St. Augustine, following the interpretation of Lactantius.[3][4] However, the French scholar Daniel Dubuisson notes that relying on this etymology "tends to minimize or cancel out the role of history"; he notes that Augustine gave a lengthy definition of religio that sets it quite apart from the modern word "religion".[5]

History

.The word "religion" as it is used today does not have an obvious pre-colonial translation into non-European languages.^ Religion does not forbid the use of contraceptives.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was translated from its original hieroglyphic text into the English language by several Europeans since the latter part of the 19th Century A.D. The easiest one to read is called.."The" (Egyptian) "Book of the Dead."

^ She then used the language, metaphors, symbols and traditions of the major world religions to create her archetypal characters.

.Daniel Dubuisson writes that "what the West and the history of religions in its wake have objectified under the name 'religion' is ...^ We want you to join our group under this name if you do not believe in god and think that religion is harmless like us.
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^ As my list indicates, the acts against women throughout history have been mechanisms to keep women under control and religion was usually going along with it all the way.
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^ Throughout history all religions have given a bad name to atheism without understanding that it is usually not anti-religious, it is simply non-religious.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

something quite unique, which could be appropriate only to itself and its own history."[6] .The words used in other languages for similar concepts, such as dharma, bhakti, Tao, or Islam, have vastly different histories.^ When Harris talks of the impracticality of the word 'atheism' it sounds similar to the concept of not having an adequate word to describe the reality of God."
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^ Other languages such as Arabic, Farsi, Turkish and Russian also available.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So, how would someone come back from "the other side" and explain the absence of concepts using words and concepts?
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.The history of other cultures' interaction with the religious category is therefore their interaction with an idea that first developed in Europe under the influence of Christianity.^ Categories: Christianity , Culture wars .

^ Categories: Catholics , Christianity , Culture wars .

^ Benedict also explores what it means to be Christian in "The Europe of Benedict: In the crisis of cultures."
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7]

Religion and the body politic

A good understanding of the meaning of Christianity before the word "religion" came into common usage can be found in St. Augustine's writing. .For Augustine, Christianity was a disciplina, a "rule" just like that of the Roman Empire.^ And does wearing a scarf over my head mean I'm trying to look like a Muslim or that I'm just being respectful of local rules and customs?
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The reality is , Christianity as the Western faith tradition" only seriously rises with the collapse of the Roman Empire, as a European wide phenomena.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s like they couldn’t even be bothered to tell their non-Christian religions apart, even though Spain was ruled by Muslims for hundreds of years.
  • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

.Christianity was therefore a power structure opposing and superseding human institutions, a literal Kingdom of Heaven.^ It is within this 90% of the functions and dynamics of the human brain that New Jerusalem will be seen coming down out of the clouds of the Kingdom of Heaven from God.

.Rather than calling one to self-discipline through symbols, it was itself the discipline taught by one's family, school, church, and city authorities.^ The re-evangelization of the church is, therefore, itself one of our greatest tasks, if not the greatest.

^ Rather than say [God] created the universe out of nothing, we should say that he created it out of his own self, which is love… God created the world in ‘ecstatic love’… .
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Through that called UDANA one eructates and is enabled to speak in consequence of its piercing through (the lungs, the throat, and the mouth).
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[8] .At this point, too, the root of the English word "religion", the Latin religio, was in use only to mean "reverence for God or the gods, careful pondering of divine things, piety" (which Cicero further derived to mean "diligence").^ "This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God.
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^ The root meaning of the word w is ‘to exist’.

^ Islam is derived from the root word taslim, which means submission or surrender.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

[9][10] .Max Müller characterized many other cultures around the world, including Egypt, Persia, and India, as having a similar power structure at this point in history.^ Many consider them descended from Jews who were exiled to Egypt, as they came to India from Egypt and Persia.
  • Joshua Project - Banjara, Hindu of India Ethnic People Profile 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.joshuaproject.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now it will be next Wednesday, November 1st, when millions across India and America will — Indians will be celebrating the festival around the globe, including at the White House here.
  • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ They appoint the other branch of the faith who represent them, and while having no “power” help to make things run smoothly.

What is called ancient religion today, they would have only called "law".[11]
.At this point, Western Europe and the rest of the world diverged.^ This allowed Christianity to prosper in Europe which preserved the gospel for the rest of the world to receive.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.As Christianity became commonplace, the charismatic authority identified by Augustine, a quality we might today call "religiousness", had a commanding influence at the local level.^ The apostle Paul himself was so against Christianity that he persecuted the early church and was responsible for the stoning a young convert called Stephen of which he later repented when he became a Christian.
  • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Studying the life of Muhammad shows he was influenced by a number of religious teachings; Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and the local pagan deity of the half moon.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This level achievement and satisfaction might seem mundane to our intellect today but it is the only real meaning of life that our bodies have sought until very recently.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.This system persisted in the Byzantine Empire following the East-West Schism, but Western Europe regulated unpredictable expressions of charisma through the Roman Catholic Church.^ The Nestorians go into exile in the Persian Empire and become the Assyrian Orthodox Church of the East."
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Roman Catholic Church welcomed efforts by the government to spearhead an extensive campaign to promote natural family planning methods.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I do not think the Roman Catholic Church is teaching biblical Christianity in many areas of doctrine either, for I am from a Reformed perspective.
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.As the Church lost its dominance during the Protestant Reformation and Christianity became closely tied to political structures, religion was recast as the basis of national sovereignty, and religious identity gradually became a less universal sense of spirituality and more divisive, locally defined, and tied to nationality.^ It was a dominance of the fundamentalist group over the ever-diminishing rational and humanist group which advocated the scientific approach and the stressing more and more of the eternal, universal, spiritual elements and the soft-pedalling of the temporal and local elements, in response to the advance of history.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

^ Baha'is come > from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making > the Baha'i Faith the second-most-widespread religion in the > world."
  • SourceWatch article "Bahai Faith" (mentioning legal action against OBF) - talk.religion.bahai | Google Groups 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC groups.google.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During this time Muhammad became acquainted with both Jews and Christians.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

[12] .It was at this point that "religion" was dissociated with universal beliefs and moved closer to dogma in both meaning and practice.^ The problem with religion is not that it teaches belief in deity, rather that it doesn't sufficiently use that to teach its believers to be better to other people and to move to higher levels of belief.
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^ Just because a religion proclaims good moral values does not mean that they actually practice them.
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^ Plus, most people would say they are both "spiritual practices" -- though I really don't understand what spiritual means and wish we could do away with the notion of spirituality.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

.However there was not yet the idea of dogma as personal choice, only of established churches.^ However, the person is not free choice.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
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^ Only on the principled issues of the violation of human dignity and the commercialization of the human person is the Church at odds with modern science in any fundamental way.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ However, Galileo later got permission from the pope (a friend of his) to write a book, as long as the Church's ideas and Galileo's were given equal weight.

Religious freedom

.In the Age of Enlightenment, the idea of Christianity as the purest expression of spirituality was supplanted by the concept of "religion" as a worldwide practice.^ Religions are just collections of ideas and practices.
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The practical equilibrium of emptiness and compassion may remind one of discussions of action and contemplation in Christian spirituality.

^ Early Christian religion emphasised the African concept that the germ is the Christo planted in man according to his individual capacity to receive higher wisdom.

[13] .This caused such ideas as religious freedom, a reexamination of classical philosophy as an alternative to Christian thought, and more radically Deism among intellectuals such as Voltaire.^ Conversely, the more marked intellectualism of Christianity, especially in Western Europe, can be a challenge to Japanese Buddhists to think beyond cherished practices and to pose afresh questions of religious truth, in more open dialogue with contemporary philosophies.

^ It seems you don’t even appreciate the fact that you live in such a great country, one in which you have religious freedom.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, this does not trouble the Christian because God created the material realm and it follows logically that material effects will have material causes and such causes and effects do not exclude the immaterial or supernatural such as God, or miracles.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

.Much like Christianity, the idea of "religious freedom" was exported around the world as a civilizing technique, even to regions such as India that had never treated spirituality as a matter of political identity.^ And then, even among Christians there is so much dispute.
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^ Such was the outrage at such a thought (that the world was not the center of the Universe) that many scientists, and sadly, even many a theologian, would not even look through Copernicus’ telescope!

^ [Twenty-five female contributors from around the world speak about various topics within the sections of "Body and Soul," "Spiritual Matters," "Biblical Texts," "Gender and Roles," and "Jewish Women Past and Present."
  • Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I) 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

[14] .In Japan, where Buddhism was still seen as a philosophy of natural law,[15] the concept of "religion" and "religious freedom" as separate from other power structures was unnecessary until Christian missionaries demanded free access to conversion, and when Japanese Christians refused to engage in patriotic events.^ Conversely, the more marked intellectualism of Christianity, especially in Western Europe, can be a challenge to Japanese Buddhists to think beyond cherished practices and to pose afresh questions of religious truth, in more open dialogue with contemporary philosophies.

^ Oriental view of the universe, which is in fact, the view of the ‘perennial philosophy’, the cosmic vision which is common to all religious tradition from the most primitive tribal religions to the great world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.
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^ If I were you, I would get on with writing up about the perennial philosophy concept you arrived at after reading Fr Bede's religious version.
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[16]
.With the Enlightenment, religion lost its attachment to nationality, but rather than being a universal social attitude, it was now a personal feeling or emotion.^ The greatest nation is now ruled by the greatest religion.
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Timmy, you were the one who labeled it inconsistent, and you were the one who is unable to give a standard that is anything other than you own personal feelings and preferences.
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^ We can ruminate morning, noon and night, but an Atheist is no more "enlightened" by the mysteries of the universe than religious people.
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[17] Friedrich Schleiermacher in the late 18th century defined religion as das schlechthinnige Abhängigkeitsgefühl, commonly translated as "a feeling of absolute dependence".[18] His contemporary Hegel disagreed thoroughly, defining religion as "the Divine Spirit becoming conscious of Himself through the finite spirit."[19] William James is an especially notable 19th century subscriber to the theory of religion as feeling.
Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism are one, a painting in the litang style portraying three men laughing by a river stream, 12th century, Song Dynasty

Modern currents in religion

Religious studies

.With the recognition of religion as a category separate from culture and society came the rise of religious studies.^ Categories: Culture wars , Religion Sneak Peek .

^ Categories: Arts and media , Culture wars , Religion Sneak Peek .

^ That it is useless in secular society, because it can not be completely separated from it's religious origin?
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.The initial purpose of religious studies was to demonstrate the superiority of the "living" or "universal" European world view to the "dead" or "ethnic" religions scattered throughout the rest of the world, but this was eventually supplanted by a liberal-ecumenical interest in searching for Western-style universal truths in every cultural tradition.^ "The universal world religion will inevitably emerge.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The other religious groups did not have a universal mission, and the holy war was not a religious duty for them, save only for purposes of defense...
  • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Baha'is come > from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making > the Baha'i Faith the second-most-widespread religion in the > world."
  • SourceWatch article "Bahai Faith" (mentioning legal action against OBF) - talk.religion.bahai | Google Groups 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC groups.google.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[20] .Clifford Geertz's definition of religion as a "cultural system" was dominant for most of the 20th century and continues to be widely accepted today.^ When you join a sectarian organization, you have to accept the organizational culture along with the religion.

^ American depredations in Central and South America for most of the 20th century, along with Vietnam, Cambodia, Iraq, Iran, Somalia...
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ It shocks me that a religion or belief system that seemingly welcomes and accepts a huge umbrella of people faces the prejudice and scrutiny it does it Egypt.

.Sociologists and anthropologists tend to see religion as an abstract set of ideas, values, or experiences developed as part of a cultural matrix.^ When one experiences emptiness directly, one has developed the ability to focus one’s awareness to such a degree that the deluded way of seeing has been removed.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Every meditative tradition that is part of a religion is entangled in that religions values, norms, and beliefs.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ See a graphic example of the Christian idea of Jesus as our mediator and one with the Father (same light and substance) in this true Near Death Experience here .
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.For example, in Lindbeck's Nature of Doctrine, religion does not refer to belief in "God" or a transcendent Absolute.^ God does not = religion.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Does his reference to "God" include my "Mother Nature", doubt it.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That does not mean their belief in God is real.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Instead, Lindbeck defines religion as, "a kind of cultural and/or linguistic framework or medium that shapes the entirety of life and thought… it is similar to an idiom that makes possible the description of realities, the formulation of beliefs, and the experiencing of inner attitudes, feelings, and sentiments.”[21] According to this definition, religion refers to one's primary worldview and how this dictates one's thoughts and actions.^ So if we use infinity as a substitute and we realize that all religions, including science recognize that we can not define infinity, and that is the reciprocal of 0 (1/0 = infinity and 1/infinity = 0 both undefined) then we can also agree that all finite descriptions of infinity are non-descript because any finite amount/infinity = 0.
  • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "One important thing that religion brings to politics is a certain kind of realism about human nature and human possibilities."
  • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | PBS 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

^ "Then how can you be sure you are on the right path, that evolutionary science can hold these answers, that the Christian worldview is the one that is wrong?
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Thus religion is considered by some sources to extend to causes, principles, or activities believed in with zeal or conscientious devotion concerning points or matters of ethics or conscience, and not necessarily including belief in the supernatural.^ Some of Chritianity is based on supernatural beliefs.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Religion is based on belief in the supernatural.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I believe Sam makes a good point too, about this matter, and my interpretation of direct sociological studies of religion I think bear it out, and that is if a level of belief in the supernatural pervades a group, it can easily become susceptible to other un-reason, or perhaps conversion.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

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.Although evolutionists had previously sought to understand and explain religion in terms of a cultural attribute which might conceivably confer biological advantages to its adherents, Richard Dawkins called for a re-analysis of religion in terms of the evolution of self-replicating ideas apart from any resulting biological advantages they might bestow.^ What about Richard Dawkin's point of organizing into a political movement, called the Brights.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Technology moves much faster the evolution and if we can keep from killing our selfs, I think that replicated human beings in the future are very probable.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Religion was a brilliant way to explain a world they were unable to explain.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.He argued that the role of key replicator in cultural evolution belongs not to genes, but to memes replicating thought from person to person by means of imitation.^ But it might, perhaps, mean that the person in question gives himself airs on the ground of his distinguished father, or because he belongs to a famous regiment.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Celibate priests do little for their personal combinations of genes, of course, but by more efficiently propagating the AG memes they expedite the propagation of all the individual genes they carry.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mystical realism means that Dôgen’s thought is always directed to and anchored in zazen practice, and that language and conceptuality are given their due role in the spiritual process.

.These replicators respond to selective pressures that may or may not affect biological reproduction or survival.^ All of the questions I have been asking about the future of natural selection as it sits in our hands, are questions based on us surviving all of these smaller issues.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

[23] Susan Blackmore regards religions as particularly tenacious memes.[24] Chris Hedges, however, regards meme theory as a misleading imposition of genetics onto psychology.

Interfaith cooperation

.Because religion continues to be recognized in Western thought as a universal impulse, many religious practitioners have aimed to band together in interfaith dialogue and cooperation.^ Next time on Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly…As the tragedy continues to unfold in Haiti after last week’s devastating earthquake, religious communities are mobilizing to help.
  • Theology | Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly 21 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

^ Such was the outrage at such a thought (that the world was not the center of the Universe) that many scientists, and sadly, even many a theologian, would not even look through Copernicus’ telescope!

^ Continue reading: Religion Sneak Peek -- thoughts about medical ethics .

.The first major dialogue was the Parliament of the World's Religions at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, which remains notable even today both in affirming "universal values" and recognition of the diversity of practices among different cultures.^ We both would agree this could (and even in today’s world can ) turn on a dime.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ She then used the language, metaphors, symbols and traditions of the major world religions to create her archetypal characters.

^ Just because a religion proclaims good moral values does not mean that they actually practice them.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.The 20th century has been especially fruitful in use of interfaith dialogue as a means of solving ethnic, political, or even religious conflict, with Christian-Jewish reconciliation representing a complete reverse in the attitudes of many Christian communities towards Jews.^ In early 19th century Germany, many communities found themselves in conflict between traditional Judaism and the new Reform movement.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Conversely, the more marked intellectualism of Christianity, especially in Western Europe, can be a challenge to Japanese Buddhists to think beyond cherished practices and to pose afresh questions of religious truth, in more open dialogue with contemporary philosophies.

^ Even after Allah confirmed the Torah and Gospel, Islamic Mullahs and Imams have tried to sell the lie that the Christian Gospels and Jewish Torah have been corrupted.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

Secularism and criticism of religion

.As religion became a more personal matter, discussions of society found a new focus on political and scientific meaning, and religious attitudes were increasingly seen as irrelevant for the needs of the European world.^ Religion Sneak Peek -- politics and the New Baptist Covenant and more .

^ Identity News Religion READ MORE > POSTED BY ennis @ 02:57 PM DISCUSS (65) PERMALINK EMAIL TO A FRIEND FACEBOOK July 24, 2007 Behold: Toronto's Swaminarayan Mandir Click to enlarge .
  • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ The Greek word for "repentance" means "a change of mind, remorse, turning about, conversion, the beginning of a new religious and moral life" ( BAGD , 512).
  • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

.On the political side, Ludwig Feuerbach recast Christian beliefs in light of humanism, paving the way for Karl Marx's famous characterization of religion as "the opiate of the masses". Meanwhile, in the scientific community, T.H. Huxley in 1869 coined the term "agnostic," a term subsequently adopted by such figures as Robert Ingersoll.^ Religion is the opiate of the masses.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In reference to the above mentioned term “agnostic”, note that Thomas Henry Huxley coined this term in 1869.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This isn't a "spiritual" belief, in any way similar to the dogmas of Christianity or Radha Soami/Sant Mat.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

.Later, Bertrand Russell told the world Why I Am Not a Christian.^ The former news anchor for Fox News explains why he told Tiger Woods to turn to the Christian faith.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

^ Only later Christian consciousness began to value the idea of hell more than the idea of the transfiguration and divinization of the world...
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why is it that Muslims are allowed to establish mosques and Islamic centers in the western world, when the same privilege is not granted to Christians in many Muslim countries?
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.Atheists have developed a critique of religious systems as well as personal faith.^ Religious people search for the mysterious faith that atheists must have in place of religion.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But as satisfying as it is, I do have some concern remaining, over its efficacy, which is really the only reason of developing an atheist communication I'm personally interested in.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have never felt the need to justify my faith to an atheist nor to get the approval from any atheist for my religious beliefs.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Modern-day critics focus on religion's lack of utility in human society, faulting religion as being irrational.^ Is he being critical of religious ignorance because of its deleterious effects on society, or because he wants people to become more religious?
  • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ It's beneficial even in modern societies, altho [1] not as critically.

^ The roots of the term religion denote a force that binds human beings together – a force of social cohesion.

[25] .Some assert that dogmatic religions are in effect morally deficient, elevating to moral status ancient, arbitrary, and ill-informed rules—taboos on eating pork, for example, as well as dress codes and sexual practices[26]—possibly designed for reasons of hygiene or even mere politics in a bygone era.^ This is an avenue of insight that cannot be shunned by any reasonable and rational person merely because of it's association with religion.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most religious individuals simply think that an atheist is anti-religious and therefore against everything in religion including the moral codes and values.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That we are completely unaware that the only reason we behave the way we do is because we are copying god morals even though we don't believe in him?
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

Religious belief

.Religious belief usually relates to the existence, nature and worship of a deity or deities and divine involvement in the universe and human life.^ The VÖLKISCH belief holds that humanity must have its ideals, because ideals are a necessary condition of human existence itself.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But one must view his sense of deep guilt about sexuality from an incident in his life which has little to do with his religious belief.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am agnostic and I think that the human mind will never be able to comprehend the complexities and wonders of nature and the universe's history.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

.Alternately, it may also relate to values and practices transmitted by a spiritual leader.^ The practical equilibrium of emptiness and compassion may remind one of discussions of action and contemplation in Christian spirituality.

^ So they check "No" on the census form, despite the fact they may be very much involved in spiritual belief and practice.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Morality is made up of judgmental claims of value vis--vis human (and non-human) conduct: it is about what one ought or ought not do in relation to human (and spiritual) conduct.

.Unlike other belief systems, which may be passed on orally, religious belief tends to be codified in literate societies (religion in non-literate societies is still largely passed on orally[27]).^ You go from asking whether BLT is the “core” of Obama’s belief system to “I don’t think you can say that Obama’s religion is Black Liberation Theology.” .
  • Does Barack Obama’s religion matter? [Karl] 21 January 2010 9:46 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: General]

^ Religious fanatics are bent on perverting the structure of society to conform to their rigid belief systems, which are based on literal interpretations of mythical literature.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ From Hollywood to the academy, atheists are convinced that a decline in traditional religious belief would lead to a smarter, more scientifically literate and even more civilized populace.
  • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

.In some religions, like the Abrahamic religions, it is held that most of the core beliefs have been divinely revealed.^ You go from asking whether BLT is the “core” of Obama’s belief system to “I don’t think you can say that Obama’s religion is Black Liberation Theology.” .
  • Does Barack Obama’s religion matter? [Karl] 21 January 2010 9:46 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: General]

^ "For me, it is my belief in the divinity of Jesus that makes it more attractive than other religions" .
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All religions, abhorrent as their overall beliefs are, contain tidbits of real wisdom in their literature that we can learn from so long as we discard their divinity claims.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Religious belief can also involve causes, principles or activities believed in with zeal or conscientious devotion concerning points or matters of ethics or conscience, not necessarily limited to organized religions.^ Fundamentalism requires religious principles to believe in.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ We presume you believe that organized religion has done more good than harm.
  • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No matter the landscape architecture, organized religion simply will never cut it for me.

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Specific religious movements

In the 19th and 20th centuries, the academic practice of comparative religion divided religious belief into philosophically-defined categories called "world religions." However, some recent scholarship has argued that not all types of religion are necessarily separated by mutually exclusive philosophies, and furthermore that the utility of ascribing a practice to a certain philosophy, or even calling a given practice religious, rather than cultural, political, or social in nature, is limited.[14][29][30] .The list of religious movements given here is an attempt to summarize the most important regional and philosophical influences, but it is by no means a complete description of every religious community.^ This list is by no means exhaustive.

^ Sikhs are demanding an apology from the leader of a religious sect who appeared in an advert dressed like one of the Sikh religion’s most important figures.
  • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ Baha'is come from nearly every national, ethnic and religious background, making the Baha'i religion the second-most-widespread religion in the world.

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  • Abrahamic religions are practiced throughout the world.^ However, this is evidently not a view shared by the God of the three main Abrahamic religions, at least if the scripture through which He is said to impart his plan for the world is to be believed.
    • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Indeed, this is the false foundation of practically all religions - the belief that we can 'understand' the world by prayer, worship or submission to an All-powerful God.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Indeed, Islam’s sole objective is to forcefully spread its heretical religion throughout the world and to subjugate all people of other faiths.

    .They share in common the Jewish patriarch Abraham and the Torah as an initial sacred text, although the degree to which the Torah is incorporated into religious beliefs varies between traditions.^ This is common knowledge in ancient Jewish tradition.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They want to influence and power their belief into the forefront of thinking and yet are unwilling to provide an answer as to why it is true other than personal preference.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This theory is based on the sacred text of traditional Yorb religion, namely the If Literary Corpus.

    .
    • Judaism accepts only the prophets of the Torah, but also relies on the authority of rabbis.^ So it is only natural that I feel a great sense of awe and gratitude to the Jews, and Rabbi Wolpe happens to be one of the Jews who represents the best of Judaism.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth."
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      .It is practiced by the Jewish people, an ethnic group currently centered in Israel but also scattered throughout the Jewish diaspora.^ "The most popular of the Ga-Adangme names used by today 's so-called Jewish people is the name of the former Prime Minister of Israel, called Netanyahu.

      ^ There are people around the clock besieging the Israeli consulate in Istanbul shouting their hatred against Israel and Jewish people.
      • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ [A comprehensive work that touches on subjects such as major texts, basic precepts and practices, contributions of the Jewish people, diversity of the Jewish people, Jews in America, and folklore.
      • Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I) 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

      .Today, Jews are outnumbered by Christians and Muslims.
    • Christianity is centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the Gospels and the writings of the apostle Paul (1st century CE).^ Apostle Paul and his teachings.
      • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Or for Christians to kill Jesus, for Muslims to kill Muhammad, for Jews to kill Moses, for Taoists to kill Lao Tzu, for Sikhs to kill Guru Nanak, or for adherents of any other religion to kill the founder or current leader?
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ According to Muslim jurists, the following legal ordinances must be enforced on Zimmis (Christians and Jews alike) who reside among Muslims: .

      .The Christian faith is essentially faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, and as Savior and Lord.^ It is justification through faith in Jesus Christ.

      ^ For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus”.

      ^ The Lord God has given Christians free will.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      .As the religion of Western Europe during the time of colonization, Christianity has been propagated throughout the world.^ During this time Muhammad became acquainted with both Jews and Christians.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Keep in mind that Christianity is not the only religion in the world nor do a majority of people in the world profess themselves at as Christian.
      • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Most religions are anything but benign and the world still suffers for it as Christians, Jews, Muslims and all the other brands slaughter each others children.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      .Christianity is practiced not as a single orthodoxy but as a mixture of Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and many forms of Protestantism.^ Though some of the members of those groups do indeed practice the religion of Judaism, many are atheists, and some are Christians, Buddhist, etc.

      .In the United States, for example, African-Americans[31] and Korean-Americans[32] usually attend separate churches from Americans of European descent.^ The separation between church and state.
      • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Booker is totally confused as to what precisely the Western separation of Church and State actually means .
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ This is true not only for Christianity in India, but also of Islam in the United States, which found many more converts among African Americans, particularly those who were imprisoned, than among affluent whites.
      • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

      .Many European countries as well as Argentina have established a specific church as the state religion, but this is not the case in the United States nor in many other majority Christian areas.
    • Islam refers to the religion taught by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, a major political and religious figure of the 7th century CE. Islam is the dominant religion of northern Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.^ In the United States and in many other industrialized countries, it is often equated with money.
      • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Many political prisoners are confined to jails in Pakistan and most other Islamic countries.

      ^ Apparently, Muhammad is referring to Christians.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      .As with Christianity, there is no single orthodoxy in Islam but a multitude of traditions which are generally categorized as Sunni and Shia, although there are other minor groups as well.^ Praise Allah, for there is no other but he!
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There have been no others.
      • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is no other God in existence.

      .Wahhabi Islam is the established religion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.^ Islam is the official religion and all [Saudi] citizens must be MuslimsŠConversion by a Muslim to another religion is considered apostasy.

      ^ Vijay Nagara kingdom was established in 1346 A.D. Though kings of this kingdom were Champions of Brahmanical religion, they followed the policy of religious toleration.
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      ^ Predictably, as soon as Saudi Arabia and Islam became the issues, the only response from progressive opinion had to be that rejection of the school would be intolerance of "diversity."

      .There are also several Islamic republics, including Iran, which is run by a Shia Supreme Leader.
    • The Bahá'í Faith was founded in the 19th century in Iran and since then has spread worldwide.^ In early 19th century Germany, many communities found themselves in conflict between traditional Judaism and the new Reform movement.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Paris: Harmattan, 1995 [ meaningful study of the ideology of martyrdom in the Islamic Republic of Iran ].

      ^ It was translated from its original hieroglyphic text into the English language by several Europeans since the latter part of the 19th Century A.D. The easiest one to read is called.."The" (Egyptian) "Book of the Dead."

      .It teaches unity of all religious philosophies and accepts all of the prophets of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as well as additional prophets including its founder Bahá'u'lláh.
    • Smaller Abrahamic groups that are not heterodox versions of the four major groupings include Mandaeism, Samaritanism, the Druze, and the Rastafari movement.
  • Indian religions are practiced or were founded in the Indian subcontinent.^ Tradition: Santeria is not a religion of a book, like Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.

    ^ This is not to say that all manifestations of Christianity, Islam and Judaism are bigots charters.
    • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It argues that science and anti-religious philosophy are not responsible for the decline of Judaism; rather, it is those who teach Jewish law and custom as a dogmatic creed that make Judaism appear irrelevant to the needs and problems of modern man.
    • Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I) 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    Concepts most of them share in common include karma, caste, reincarnation, mantras, yantras, and darśana. .Islam in India has also been influenced by Indian religious practices.^ The sociologist Peter Berger once remarked that if India is the most religious country in the world and Sweden the least, then the United States is a nation of Indians ruled by Swedes .
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

    ^ After toys and dolls, communist China — where there are strict curbs on religious practice — has flooded Indian markets with images of Hindu gods and goddesses.
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I was, in short, a model Hinduised-Indian-Muslim, who always put India before Islam.
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Hinduism is a synechdoche describing the similar Indian religious philosophies of Vaishnavism, Shaivism, and related groups, and is the predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent[33] Hinduism is not a monolithic religion in the Romannic sense but a religious category containing dozens of separate philosophies amalgamated as Sanātana Dharma.
    • Buddhism was founded by Siddhattha Gotama in the 6th century BCE. Buddhists generally agree that Gotama aimed to help sentient beings end their suffering by understanding the true nature of phenomena, thereby escaping the cycle of suffering and rebirth (saṃsāra), that is, achieving Nirvana.^ Science is the perfect tool to "measure and quantify" not only music and other arts but also religion because science just is the business of measuring and quantifying natural phenomena in all their variety.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ One thing humanists generally agree about is that Jesus was the best thing to happen to religion.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ To be rational, the goal must make sense in terms of our best understanding of nature.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .The main schools of Buddhism are Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.
    • Sikhism is a monotheistic religion founded on the teachings of Guru Nanak and ten successive Sikh Gurus in 15th century Punjab.^ There are two main streams within Buddhism, Theravada and Mahayana.

      ^ Or for Christians to kill Jesus, for Muslims to kill Muhammad, for Jews to kill Moses, for Taoists to kill Lao Tzu, for Sikhs to kill Guru Nanak, or for adherents of any other religion to kill the founder or current leader?
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "In the Hinayana (Theravada) tradition, he is the human founder of the historical teaching, but in Mahayana he is an omniscient, omnipresent, loving deity.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Sikhs are found mostly in India.
    • Jainism, taught primarily by Parsva (9th century BCE) and Mahavira (6th century BCE), is an ancient Indian religion that prescribes a path of non-violence for all forms of living beings in this world.^ Religion is the source of all violence.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ I have lived all my life in India.

      ^ Timmy, you especial talk about religion as being "ancient superstitious folklore" to which I would agree except for the Judeo-Christian faith.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Jains are found mostly in India.
    • There are dozens of new Indian religions and Hindu reform movements, such as Ayyavazhi and Swaminarayan Faith.
  • Yazdânism is a non-Abrahamic monotheistic category including the traditional beliefs of the Yazidi, Alevi, and Ahl-e Haqq.
  • Religious movements centered in the United States are often derived from Christian tradition.^ In other news, I always thought there were more Jains in India.
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There is non-duality in Christian tradition, as well.

    ^ I would submit that any "organized" religion, whether Islamic, Christian or Judaic, even Hindu, has infinite potential - that has more often become reality than not - to harm, because it leads to SEPARATION and illusions of superiority (our faith is truer than yours) and presents the perfect seedbed for fanaticism.
    • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .They include the Latter Day Saint movement, Christian evangelicalism, and Unitarian Universalism among hundreds of smaller groups.
  • Folk religion is a term applied loosely and vaguely to disorganized local practices.^ As a Christian I also understand how the Jewish understanding of God can be universally applied.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Evangelical Christians who believe so strongly in the sanctity of life that they blow up abortion clinics and kill doctors?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They believed that the solution of a universal religion was to be found in an evangelical Christianity, which involved a gnostic understanding of the gospels, about our direct relationship with God independent of priest intermediaries.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It is also called paganism, shamanism, animism, ancestor worship, and totemism, although not all of these elements are necessarily present in local belief systems.^ The quantity we refer to as "atheism" is, in fact, not a quantity at all - rather, it is the very absence of subscription to belief systems that are uniformly ridiculous.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These are combined with elements of worship from Roman Catholicism.

    ^ Jesus was called the nativity--a bitembarrassing after all these years.
    • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

    .The category of "folk religion" can generally include anything that is not part of an organization.^ There seems to me to be a general confusion spread through the whole debate - a confusion of religion and faith with ORGANIZED religion, notwithstanding the occasional references to Catholics/Baptists etc.
    • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I must say that I am no more qualified to speak of organized religion as a collective category than I could speak of organized education or organized politics.
    • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think that we godless folk can all admit that we have succumb to the temptation of mocking the religions of the world, even at times making unfair generalizations about the devout themselves.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    The modern neopagan movement draws on folk religion for inspiration. .
    • African traditional religion is a category including any type of religion practiced in Africa before the arrival of Islam and Christianity, such as Yoruba religion or San religion.^ It is the traditional religion of the Yoruba peoples.

      ^ Traditional African religion is the oldest religion in the world.

      ^ Tradition: Santeria is not a religion of a book, like Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.

      .There are many varieties of religions developed by Africans in the Americas derived from African beliefs, including Santería, Candomblé, Umbanda, Vodou, and Oyotunji.
    • Folk religions of the Americas include Aztec religion, Inca religion, Maya religion, and modern Catholic beliefs such as the Virgin of Guadalupe.^ There you have it folks - Gad's religion!
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There are many national variations to this religion.

      ^ There, the three religions, despite being so doctrinally and intellectually at odds, get along peacefully, even happily, a friendship that is celebrated in such artwork everywhere.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Native American religion is practiced across the continent of North America.
    • Australian Aboriginal culture contains a mythology and sacred practices characteristic of folk religion.
    • Chinese folk religion, practiced by Chinese people around the world, is a primarily social practice including popular elements of Confucianism and Taoism, with some remnants of Mahayana Buddhism.^ Science sure seems to me like a fundamentalist religion to some people.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ All people find personal meaning by situating their personal narrative in (or occasionally against) a larger cultural tradition, and that is religion's franchise.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Now it will be next Wednesday, November 1st, when millions across India and America will — Indians will be celebrating the festival around the globe, including at the White House here.
      • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

      .Most Chinese do not identify as religious due to the strong Maoist influence on the country in recent history, but adherence to religious ceremonies remains common.^ His most recent book, A Most Holy War: The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom, looks at a pivotal moment in world history, the world’s first genocide.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Most of the religious wars in European history were fought by proxies.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The remaining Floors are in conditions of Learning, Realization and Altruism, and they have something in common too: the inner discipline to influence their own destiny by proactively improving their own feelings and circumstances.

      .New religious movements include Falun Gong and I-Kuan Tao.
    • Traditional Korean religion was a syncretic mixture of Mahayana Buddhism and Korean shamanism.^ In early 19th century Germany, many communities found themselves in conflict between traditional Judaism and the new Reform movement.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Many people nowadays are spiritually inclined, but take a broad inclusive view to religion, believing that a variety of religious traditions and practices all have some validity.
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Oriental view of the universe, which is in fact, the view of the ‘perennial philosophy’, the cosmic vision which is common to all religious tradition from the most primitive tribal religions to the great world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Unlike Japanese Shinto, Korean shamanism was never codified and Buddhism was never made a social necessity. .In some areas these traditions remain prevalent, but Korean-influenced Christianity is far more influential in society and politics.
    • Traditional Japanese religion is a mixture of Mahayana Buddhism and ancient indigenous practices which were codified as Shinto in the 19th century.^ Some religions have never had these extremists.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Tantric Buddhism is practiced in Tibet and in areas culturally influenced by Tibet .

      ^ On the other hand, there are no countries in which people are automatically assigned to the Baha'i Faith at birth (as is the case with Islam, Christianity, Shinto, Buddhism, and other faiths), so their numbers aren't inflated with people who have never willingly participated in or been influenced by the religion while adults.

      .Japanese people retain nominal attachment to both Buddhism and Shinto through social ceremonies, but irreligion is common.
  • A variety of new religious movements still practiced today have been founded in many other countries besides the United States and Japan, including Cao Đài in Vietnam.^ He will then affect many other people.

    ^ In the United States and in many other industrialized countries, it is often equated with money.
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Many of these are active in the United States .

    .
    • Shinshūkyō is a general category for a wide variety of religious movements founded in Japan since the 19th century.^ In early 19th century Germany, many communities found themselves in conflict between traditional Judaism and the new Reform movement.
      • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

      ^ It was "founded in Iran in the mid-19th century by Mirza Hoseyn 'Ali Nuri, who is known as Baha` Ullah (Arabic: "Glory of God")."
      • SourceWatch article "Bahai Faith" (mentioning legal action against OBF) - talk.religion.bahai | Google Groups 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC groups.google.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ What I don't understand is that how come when an anti-religious movement commits crimes against people of faith the atheists are innocent since atheists are not a group?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .These movements share almost nothing in common except the place of their founding.^ He and I share nothing in common!
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ He and I share nothing in common!"
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      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Historians today have a pretty good knowledge of the time where the Patriarchs traditionally are placed - the first half of the second millennium BC. But they have found almost nothing there.

      The largest religious movements centered in Japan include Soka Gakkai, Tenrikyo, and Seicho-No-Ie among hundreds of smaller groups.
Sociological classifications of religious movements suggest that within any given religious group, a community can resemble various types of structures, including "churches", "denominations", "sects", "cults", and "institutions".

Religion and superstition

.While superstitions and magical thinking refer to nonscientific causal reasoning, applied to specific things or actions, a religion is a more complex system about general or ultimate things, involving morality, history and community.^ I think that these are things to think about.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ YOU: "But you are missing the point that cheating is complex and there are probably things married people can do to decrease the chances of it by communicating, and looking at conflicts in their marriage more honestly" .
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of 40 or so friends that I can think of off hand, none of them believe in god, but only about 2 of them refer to themselves as atheists.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Because religions may include and exploit certain superstitions or make use of magical thinking, while mixing them with broader considerations, the division between superstition and religious faith is subjective and hard to specify.^ What is the difference between religion, faith and spirituality?
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Specifically, I think we need to make a distinction between implicit and explicit beliefs.

^ But I think people want to go through these rituals, ceremonies and symbolic ways of expressing their love because it is something that makes them feel good.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Religious believers have often seen other religions as superstition.^ Look at the gods that other religions believe(d) in.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The problem with religion is not that it teaches belief in deity, rather that it doesn't sufficiently use that to teach its believers to be better to other people and to move to higher levels of belief.
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^ While some pharmacists cite religious reasons, others believe life begins with fertilization and see contraceptives as capable of causing an abortion.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[34][35] .Likewise, some atheists, agnostics, deists, and skeptics regard religious belief as superstition.^ When "atheists" are questioned regarding their beliefs, that is their point.
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^ But some atheists are skeptical that these ideas don't go far enough in engaging the public consciousness.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ I have never felt the need to justify my faith to an atheist nor to get the approval from any atheist for my religious beliefs.
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.Religious practices are most likely to be labeled "superstitious" by outsiders when they include belief in extraordinary events (miracles), an afterlife, supernatural interventions, apparitions or the efficacy of prayer, charms, incantations, the meaningfulness of omens, and prognostications.^ Should this group consider part of it's mission to hold a position against the interest in, and experimentation with, things like non-religious non-supernatural meditation?
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^ With continuing cruching racism against them, despite their nominal status as Arabs and Caucasians through forced religious beliefs, they are confused and lost.

^ My belief is like that of the axioms in mathematics, they can't, nor need to be proved true.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Greek and Roman pagans, who modeled their relations with the gods on political and social terms, scorned the man who constantly trembled with fear at the thought of the gods as a slave feared a cruel and capricious master.^ Master states, “is kneaded into the very clay of man.” ( 1 ) The ego, termed by Him the “insistent self”, ( 2 ) resists instinctively constraints imposed on what it conceives to be its freedom.

^ They used the term "church" quite often in the Greek Old Testament, and there it primarily referred to the people of God, Israel.
  • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The purification and perfection of the Seven Spirits of God within is done within the Temple of God in man, and generates pure and perfect thought energy.

.Such fear of the gods (deisidaimonia) was what the Romans meant by superstitio (Veyne 1987, p 211).^ A sensitive soul, he struggled mightily with a guilty conscience and an intense fear of God and hell until he realized the doctrine of "justification by faith" while studying the book of Romans.

.Early Christianity was outlawed as a superstitio Iudaica, a "Jewish superstition", by Domitian in the 80s AD, and by AD 425, Theodosius II outlawed pagan traditions as superstitious.^ Easter similarly has its own particular roots, with the bunny and the eggs, in pagan tradition-, to which Christianity has but sought to graft itself on.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The next monarch Devarya II (1419-1446 A.D.) continued the tradition of early Vijayanagara rulers of bestowing patronage on the Jaina institutions.
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^ Unfortunately, the Pagan Arabs had placed a male and female idol here, and their gross superstitious rites caused offense to the early Muslims.

.The Roman Catholic Church considers superstition to be sinful in the sense that it denotes a lack of trust in the divine providence of God and, as such, is a violation of the first of the Ten Commandments.^ First, God not matter is the default state and the precondition for making sense of this world.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As such, His word is as true today as it was when He issued the Ten Commandments or the commands in the Garden that applied to Adam and Eve.
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^ For me, I don't need such evidence to believe the global flood happened, for I trust everything that God says, and the Bible alone is enough evidence for me.Good arguments in this thread?
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that superstition "in some sense represents a perverse excess of religion" (para.^ The Catholic Church has avoided politics because some priests, nuns and lay workers took part in the 1994 genocide.
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^ The separation of Church and State never meant the exile of religion from the public sphere or human society and culture generally.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ It was meant to STOP the STATE(Gov'ts) from influencing the CHURCHES (Religions).
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#2110).
Superstition is a deviation of religious feeling and of the practices this feeling imposes. .It can even affect the worship we offer the true God, e.g., when one attributes an importance in some way magical to certain practices otherwise lawful or necessary.^ There is only one true God.
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^ God's Laws are very practical.

^ Do Hindus worship one God or many?
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.To attribute the efficacy of prayers or of sacramental signs to their mere external performance, apart from the interior dispositions that they demand is to fall into superstition.^ They are just being punished into a life of eternal hell, for something that happened at the fall.
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^ They said, "If he jumps or something happens he may fall into the well."
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

^ In fact, one of Muhammad's demands in signing the treaty was that the pagans permit the Muslims to complete their journey to Mecca in order to perform Tawaf .

Cf. .Matthew 23:16-22 (para.^ Instances of thus indirectly addressing Satan are: ; Genesis 3:14 Genesis 3:15 ; Matthew 16:23 .
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#2111)

Related forms of thought

Religion and philosophy

.Being both forms of belief system, religion and philosophy meet in several areas - notably in the study of metaphysics and cosmology.^ You go from asking whether BLT is the “core” of Obama’s belief system to “I don’t think you can say that Obama’s religion is Black Liberation Theology.” .
  • Does Barack Obama’s religion matter? [Karl] 21 January 2010 9:46 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: General]

^ It shocks me that a religion or belief system that seemingly welcomes and accepts a huge umbrella of people faces the prejudice and scrutiny it does it Egypt.

^ Philosophical Taoism's embrace of every way, depending on the circumstances, doesn't make this philosophy a defined belief system.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

.In particular, a distinct set of religious beliefs will often entail a specific metaphysics and cosmology.^ Specifically, I think we need to make a distinction between implicit and explicit beliefs.

.That is, a religion will generally have answers to metaphysical and cosmological questions about the nature of being, of the universe, humanity, and the divine.^ Which one is right about human nature?
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "One important thing that religion brings to politics is a certain kind of realism about human nature and human possibilities."
  • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | PBS 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

^ In the Yorb cosmos, instantiations of evil are the handiwork of natural beings (such as humans) and supernatural beings (such as the anti-gods, Ajogun , who attacked rnml in the If poem above).

Cosmology

.Humans have many different methods which attempt to answer fundamental questions about the nature of the universe and our place in it (cosmology).^ It is science that has answered many of the questions about the universe.
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^ I have answered that question many, many times.
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^ Which one is right about human nature?
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.Religion is only one of the methods for trying to answer one or more of these questions.^ Try answering the questions on, .
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^ Religion claims to have answers for these questions that no one can possibly know.
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^ These are the questions that you have not been able to answer.
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.Other methods include philosophy, metaphysics, astrology, esotericism, mysticism, and forms of shamanism, such as the sacred consumption of ayahuasca among Peruvian Amazonia's Urarina.^ If on the other hand such spirituality is indeed practiced and tolerated, why not the same extended to other mystic traditions or religions?
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Their form of Christianity was closely allied to the metaphysical doctrines of Plato and Pythagoras, with their creeds being largely founded upon astrology and cosmic awareness.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

[36] The Urarina have an elaborate animistic cosmological system,[37] which informs their mythology, religious orientation and daily existence. .In many cases, the distinction between these means are not clear.^ What do we mean when we make the distinction between the visible and invisible church?

^ The real meaning of these will not necessarily be clear unless you’ve looked at more detailed explanations.
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^ Many have become convinced that the physical love between a man and a woman and the consequential procreation is sacred, and that most means of birth control are 'unnatural'.
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.For example, Buddhism and Taoism have been regarded as schools of philosophies as well as religions.^ Buddhism and Taoism deconstruct religion .
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some argue that Buddhism is a philosophy rather than a religion.

^ In personality, philosophy, and intellectual character, Ch’an without Buddhism is almost identical to Taoism.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

.Given the generalized discontents with modernity, consumerism, over-consumption, violence and anomie, many people in the so-called industrial or post-industrial West rely on a number of distinctive religious worldviews.^ Many religious people tend to do just that."
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^ Many religious people tend to do just that.
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^ But, many people, including floorters, are not religious.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

.This in turn has given rise to increased religious pluralism, as well as to what are commonly known in the academic literature as new religious movements, which are gaining ground across the globe.^ The Greek word for "repentance" means "a change of mind, remorse, turning about, conversion, the beginning of a new religious and moral life" ( BAGD , 512).
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^ There are many “new insights into our evolutionary roots” that, given time, turn out to be the mistaken thinking of modern man.
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^ "The philosophical teachings of the Mahāyāna are adumbrated in a new body of literature known as the Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtras or ‘Perfection of Insight’ texts.
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Religion and science

.Religious knowledge, according to religious practitioners, may be gained from religious leaders, sacred texts (scriptures), and/or personal revelation.^ According to Shi’ite religious law, unmarried women may enter into temporary marriages for hours to an entire lifetime.
  • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That person who bears in his understanding merely the texts of the Vedas and other scriptures without being conversant with the true sense or meaning of those texts, bears them fruitlessly.
  • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

^ May 19, 2004 Philippines: Muslim Religious Leaders Support Family Planning.
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.Some religions view such knowledge as unlimited in scope and suitable to answer any question; others see religious knowledge as playing a more restricted role, often as a complement to knowledge gained through physical observation.^ Your religion can not answer anyone's questions.
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^ See last question for part of this answer.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As Moeller said, in that view some things are more than others.
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.Some religious people maintain that religious knowledge obtained in this way is absolute and infallible (religious cosmology).^ Some people seem to know what they mean by it and even succeed in deriving wise sayings from that purported knowledge.
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^ We are in need of absolute morals (in the form of laws) that protect innocent people from harm, especially harm from those in power, unleashed technologies, and/or ignoble and errant religious beliefs.
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^ I said: "My idea is for Gov to educate and provide knowledge to people about successful ways to raise healthy and well-adjusted children.
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.The scientific method gains knowledge by testing hypotheses to develop theories through elucidation of facts or evaluation by experiments and thus only answers cosmological questions about the physical universe.^ It is science that has answered many of the questions about the universe.
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^ Scientific theories are well tested and supported by scientific generalizations and facts.
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^ I'm hypothesizing at your request about a question that no one has the answer to.
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.It develops theories of the world which best fit physically observed evidence.^ This topic is the only one in which, without definitive empirical evidence, billions of reports of anecdotal evidence are rejected or dismissed as not fitting the most accepted theory of the observers.
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^ Evolution is such a logical theory backed by a world full of evidence.
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^ Your examples: "Science has discovered many aspects of our minds and physical development that have drastically changed our views of the world.
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.All scientific knowledge is subject to later refinement in the face of additional evidence.^ That can be said about all scientific achievements too; after sufficient time has passed, scientific knowledge becomes everyday knowledge and thus loses its awe.
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^ Those who ascribe to a scientific perspective are all about challenging, investigating, observing and testing the evidence supporting any model of reality.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The absence of evidence could simply mean that we have not found the evidence yet, as has been the case with all scientific realities before the evidence for them was found.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Scientific theories that have an overwhelming preponderance of favorable evidence are often treated as facts (such as the theories of gravity or evolution).^ The theory of evolution explains the fact.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Evolution is such a logical theory backed by a world full of evidence.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

^ [Atheist explains that evolution is a scientific theory, not a religion.
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.
Early science such as geometry and astronomy was connected to the divine for most medieval scholars.
^ In this age of such highly advance science and technology, education has no doubt become the most universal exercise in faith known to modern man.

^ Such radical change as New Jerusalem and its Divine Science and new educational system just don't come easy.

^ The ancient name of Egypt was Kemet and it was the culmination of classical Africa's achievements in science, art, architecture, medicine, astronomy, geometry, and religion.

The compass in this 13th century manuscript is a symbol of God's act of creation.
.Many scientists have held strong religious beliefs (see List of Christian thinkers in science) and have worked to harmonize science and religion.^ Religion isn't about the absurdity or implausibility of so many religious beliefs.
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^ Only when we reclaim our history will we be able to see that the origins of many religious ideas are African.

^ You state: "Science divorced itself from religion only recently and yet 60% of scientists are still believers.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Isaac Newton, for example, believed that gravity caused the planets to revolve about the Sun, and credited God with the design.^ Example: "I believe that God does not exist."
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^ Of 40 or so friends that I can think of off hand, none of them believe in god, but only about 2 of them refer to themselves as atheists.
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^ It will be noticed that the sun and the moon and the five planets got identified each with a living deity, god or goddess, with characteristics and qualities of its own."

In the concluding General Scholium to the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, he wrote: "This most beautiful System of the Sun, Planets and Comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being." Nevertheless, conflict has repeatedly arisen between religious organizations and individuals who propagated scientific theories that were deemed unacceptable by the organizations. .The Roman Catholic Church, for example, has in the past[38] reserved to itself the right to decide which scientific theories were acceptable and which were unacceptable.^ The Roman Catholic Church welcomed efforts by the government to spearhead an extensive campaign to promote natural family planning methods.
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^ I do not think the Roman Catholic Church is teaching biblical Christianity in many areas of doctrine either, for I am from a Reformed perspective.
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^ "Harper" is not responsible for the preserved rights of Catholics set out in the Constitution Act, 1867, nor for the text of the Charter, nor for the historical exemption of churches from taxation.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

.In the 17th century, Galileo was tried and forced to recant the heliocentric theory based on the church's stance that the Greek Hellenistic system of astronomy was the correct one.^ The system may be an organism that is supposed to survive and reproduce, or it may be a theory that is supposed to generate correct predictions, or it may be a machine that is supposed to maximize performance, or it may be an idea that is supposed to be enlightening.
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^ No one is forced to live in the capitalist system.
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[39][40] .Today, belief in any form of religion among scientists is more a mixed matter, with the 2009 Pew Research Center finding out that 33% of the American scientists believe in a personal God in some form of communication with humanity, while 48% expressed a religious affiliation.^ Research Muhammad more and find out what influenced him.
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^ This is not a faith or belief in any religion or god.
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^ Religions are about the human conversations too, although it starts with a belief in God.
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[41]

Epistemology

.Many theories exist as to why religions sometimes seem to conflict with scientific knowledge.^ [Atheist explains that evolution is a scientific theory, not a religion.
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^ Since you seem to self-identify as an agnostic, why would you be "relieved" that the Roman Pontiff has moved to "distance" the institution over which he presides from the theory of intelligent design?
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ "Karl Popper warns of a danger: 'A theory, even a scientific theory, may become an intellectual fashion, a substitute for religion, an entrenched dogma.'
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.In the case of Christianity, a relevant factor may be that it was among Christians that science in the modern sense was developed.^ As we see how non-dualism operates in practice, we may find that it is not really in any palpable tension with common sense or with Christian faith after all.

^ It is the foundation of modern science in a less damaging sense in that it it gives us great power without the healing sense of fulfilment that is so important in this sorrow-filled world.
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^ The followers of Christian Science, unacquainted with the Vedanta and the religious teachings of India, may in all sincerity claim originality for their founder, Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy.
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.Unlike other religious groups, as early as the 17th century the Christian churches had to deal directly with this new way to investigate nature and seek truth.^ Others have different ways of dealing with their fires.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In its external manifestations it blends into the Japanese landscape, or stands as an eloquent reproach to soulless modernity in the way that old Christian churches do in the European setting.

^ In early 19th century Germany, many communities found themselves in conflict between traditional Judaism and the new Reform movement.
  • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

.The perceived conflict between science and Christianity may also be partially explained by a literal interpretation of the Bible adhered to by many Christians, both currently and historically.^ Using the Bible to explain science ( i.e.
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
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^ The Bible cannot explain science.
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^ I think many people feel that there are verses on both sides of the issue that are in conflict with each other and impossible to reconcile.

.The Catholic Church has always held with Augustine of Hippo who explicitly opposed a literal interpretation of the Bible whenever the Bible conflicted with Science.^ On occasions this has led to conflict with the Catholic Church.
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^ Roman Catholics believe in an infallible Bible, and an infallible church (their own) as the infallible interpreter of it.

^ Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago follows Black Liberation Theology, which fuses religion and politics by an essentially Marxist interpretation of the Bible (as [...
  • Does Barack Obama’s religion matter? [Karl] 21 January 2010 9:46 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: General]

.The literal way to read the sacred texts became especially prevalent after the rise of the Protestant reformation, with its emphasis on the Bible as the only authoritative source concerning the ultimate reality.^ The early Protestants, who were the heirs of the Reformation, exclusively used the Geneva Bible.

^ I was convinced that there were verses in the Bible that taught reformed theology, but there seemed to be those "Arminian texts" that, for the life of me, I could not dismiss lightly.

^ Not likely, as they're forced to take their bible literally which precludes any schism from occurring and makes them the powerhouse we read about today.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

[42] .This view is often shunned by both religious leaders (who regard literally believing it as petty and look for greater meaning instead) and scientists who regard it as an impossibility.^ Superheroes who are Clergy or Religious Leaders .
  • Religion of Comic Book Characters (esp. Super-Heroes) 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.adherents.com [Source type: General]

^ I mean who has more power in a religious society than the shaman,iman or high priest when they speak directly to the gods.
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^ This means not listening to anyone who believes differently than we do, because this would taint our peculiarity.
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.Some Christians have disagreed or are still disagreeing with scientists in areas such as the validity of Keplerian astronomy, the theory of evolution, the method of creation of the universe and the Earth, and the origins of life.^ While, you choose not to accept the theory of evolution, evolution explains to you where life originated."
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
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^ But I need some explanation for the origin of life.
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^ While, you choose not to accept the theory of evolution, evolution explains to you where life originated.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.On the other hand, scholars such as Stanley Jaki have suggested that Christianity and its particular worldview was a crucial factor for the emergence of modern science.^ Of course, as an evangelical Christian I differ greatly with the teachings of Rome, but, I must also suggest, that the modern foundation for human rights is impossible to understand apart from Thomas Aquinas and his impact, among others.
  • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Then how can you be sure you are on the right path, that evolutionary science can hold these answers, that the Christian worldview is the one that is wrong?
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^ Christianity, on the other hand, teaches that our bodies (both men and women) are temples of the Holy Spirit (cf.

.In fact, most of today's historians are moving away from the view of the relationship between Christianity and science as one of "conflict" — a perspective commonly called the conflict thesis.^ You'll find a discussion of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism in the supplemental [17]Antisemitism reading list.
  • Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I) 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

^ Christian Science and Vedanta By Swami Abhedananda Most startling are the similarities that exist between the fundamental principles of modern Christian Science and those of the ancient system of philosophy known in India as Vedanta.
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^ They were commonly called the Disciples of the Lord Jesus and operated in a style described in The Milwaukee Journal at the time as ascetic and critical of mainstream Christianity.
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[43][44] Gary Ferngren in his historical volume about Science & Religion states:
.While some historians had always regarded the [conflict] thesis as oversimplifying and distorting a complex relationship, in the late twentieth century it underwent a more systematic reevaluation.^ I mean, you're right, things are too complex and may always be well beyond our understanding, but that doesn't preclude the existance of some kind of "god".
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Some scholars regard him as the ruler of the Imperial Gupta dynasty while others a local ruler of the fifth century A.D. governing Vidi.
  • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Ultimately the Darwinian theory of evolution is no more nor less than the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century.
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.The result is the growing recognition among historians of science that the relationship of religion and science has been much more positive than is sometimes thought.^ When we can do this then any thought we have becomes so much more powerful.
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

^ But we are all much more than that.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Anyway thanks for your thoughts and ideas Sam, I wish I could have been at the convention, to have had a more personal and anecdotal experience than reading it online.
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.Although popular images of controversy continue to exemplify the supposed hostility of Christianity to new scientific theories, studies have shown that Christianity has often nurtured and encouraged scientific endeavour, while at other times the two have co-existed without either tension or attempts at harmonization.^ One cannot exist without the other.
  • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The other of the two Pan African elders that will have the greatest impact on the foreign relations of New Jerusalem is Marcus Garvey.

^ Fox News analyst Brit Hume said the other day that Tiger Woods should forget Buddhism and pursue Christianity as a way to redeem himself.
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.If Galileo and the Scopes trial come to mind as examples of conflict, they were the exceptions rather than the rule.^ Once the URO is created, they predict, it will be given the task of creating a ' New Covenant ' for the planet: "'The URO...will discern the nature of that covenant, and with it the responsibilities, rather than the rights, of planetary citizenship.'
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In my opinion, we need scientific evidences of 'spiritualism' 'mysticism' and 'transcendence' before we can accept them as varifiable facts rather than hallucinations of a not so conscious mind.
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^ They seek to be holey, rather than holy.
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[45]

Eastern religions

.
The Hindu population of South Asia comprises about 2,000 castes.
^ There are thought to be about 500,000 or more feral cats in Israel and helping to prevent the welfare problems associated with this large population is a major challenge.

^ Another story is about the Hindu god Krishna, who is said to have lived 5,000 years ago.
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^ "It's troubling," Rabbi Moshe Kletenik, president of the Rabbinical Council of America, which comprises about 1,000 rabbis in the U.S., Canada and Israel, tells AP reporter Victor Epstein.
  • In Good Faith: Judaism - A blog for news and discussion on matters of faith - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

[46] .According to some Hindu literature, there are 330 million (including local and regional) Hindu deities.^ At both these places, there are the ruins of both Jaina and Hindu temples which indicate that the followers of Brahmanical religion and Jainism lived in peace and amity in this region.
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^ According to some of the rejected ones, Jesus was NOT considered to be a deity!
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^ According to the 2001 federal census (religion data from the 2006 census are not yet available), there are 330,000 Jews in Canada and 580,000 Muslims.
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[47]
.In the Bahá'í Faith, the harmony of science and religion is a central tenet.^ I have found there is a wonderful harmony in the complementary truths of science and faith.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Religion and Science I'm not sure it's necessary to choose between faith and science to solve our problems.
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^ I believe the dichotomy gained acceptance during the Enlightenment when man tried to separate science and religion, faith from reason.
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[48] .The principle states that that truth is one, and therefore true science and true religion must be in harmony, thus rejecting the view that science and religion are in conflict.^ Therefore, the Bible must be true.
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^ Therefore everything in it must be true.
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^ Therefore, it must be true (3) Therefore, God exists.
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[48] .`Abdu'l-Bahá, the son of the founder of the religion, asserted that science and religion cannot be opposed because they are aspects of the same truth; he also affirmed that reasoning powers are required to understand the truths of religion and that religious teachings which are at variance with science should not be accepted; he explained that religion has to be reasonable since God endowed humankind with reason so that they can discover truth.^ The reason so many things we discover are true is because we are discovering or applying God's truth.
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^ The same cannot be said of the teaching for faith-based religions.
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^ The reason so many things we discover are true is because we are discovering or applying God's truth.” .
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[49] Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith, described science and religion as "the two most potent forces in human life."[50]
Proponents of Hinduism claim that Hinduism is not afraid of scientific explorations, nor of the technological progress of mankind. .According to them, there is a comprehensive scope and opportunity for Hinduism to mold itself according to the demands and aspirations of the modern world; it has the ability to align itself with both science and spiritualism.^ In other words, according to Vedic philosophy, every physical reality has a psychological aspect, and both the psychological and physical realms have an underlying reality that is the source of both other realms–¬–spiritual reality.
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^ Pro-lifers feel there's an opportunity to stop the U.S. government from promoting abortion and sex education and population control in the Third World.
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^ You: "Mankind has used their reasoning abilities to determine their own morality and that is why there are so many problems in the world."
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.This religion uses some modern examples to explain its ancient theories and reinforce its own beliefs.^ The problem with religion is not that it teaches belief in deity, rather that it doesn't sufficiently use that to teach its believers to be better to other people and to move to higher levels of belief.
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^ Ancient fears of sexuality and of women's control over their own childbearing still operate in some places.
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^ [Atheist explains that evolution is a scientific theory, not a religion.
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.For example, some Hindu thinkers have used the terminology of quantum physics to explain some basic concepts of Hinduism such as Maya or the illusory and impermanent nature of our existence.^ Some low-caste Dalit [untouchable] Hindus used to eat beef [but] Brahmins [high caste Hindus] never ate it.
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^ Explain also what you mean by both natural and supernatural together in the concept of your understanding of origins.
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^ LJ: "Would you agree that such a word can mean those kinds of things in relation to our discussions and using the word is not a frontal assault on some one's intelligence, their personality or their sanity?
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.The philosophical approach known as pragmatism, as propounded by the American philosopher and psychologist William James, has been used to reconcile scientific with religious knowledge.^ The American Civil Liberties Union, known as a watchdog for the separation of church and state, wants to make sure that prisoners have access to religious material.
  • In Good Faith: Judaism - A blog for news and discussion on matters of faith - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

.Pragmatism, simplistically, holds that the truth of a set of beliefs can be indicated by its usefulness in helping people cope with a particular context of life.^ People who hold a different belief.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We all know how to live a good life, if a religion helps reinforce that for some people then I guess it's not all bad.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ If people wish to peacefully convince others of a particular belief, even one with which I don’t agree, they should be free to do so without fear of punishment or deportation.
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.Thus, the fact that scientific beliefs are useful in predicting observations in the physical world can indicate a certain truth for scientific theories; the fact that religious beliefs can be useful in helping people cope with difficult emotions or moral decisions can indicate a certain truth for those beliefs.^ I am grateful to numerous people who commented on this paper in that list and subsequently by private correspondence and thus helped to shape the current (February 2007) version of the paper.

^ In fact, the only physical evidence was a hoax (remember the scientists using various skull bones of a human and primate to create the “missing link”?
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^ The Pope ıs entitled to his opinion as long as he does not interfere with the lives of people of other faiths and beliefs, and as long as he does not impose his morals on other people.
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(For a similar postmodern view, see grand narrative).

Mysticism and esotericism

.Mysticism focuses on methods other than logic, but (in the case of esoteric mysticism) not necessarily excluding it, for gaining enlightenment.^ Sam, you talk, as if it is obvious the case were other than it is.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What I like about this notion of enlightenment is that it doesn't involve any supernatural journeying -- no soul traveling, no grand mystic ascent, no exploring of any spatial realm other than where we are right now.
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^ It is a method of thought that all people should embrace and nearly all DO embrace with regard to anything other than God.
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  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Rather, meditative and contemplative practices such as Vipassanā and yoga, physical disciplines such as stringent fasting and whirling (in the case of the Sufi dervishes), or the use of psychoactive drugs such as LSD, lead to altered states of consciousness that logic can never hope to grasp.^ This means that the state is either being transparently cynical, or various ministers believe in the almost mystical powers of yoga to produce health over and above the component physical movements.
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^ Meditation is a prerequisite to the further advanced states of Energy Enhancement and just this Energy Enhancement Meditation is enough to gradually lead you towards your Ultimate Clarity, your Ultimate peace.
  • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

^ Surrounded by a group of ascended masters I introduce him to the chief initiator who uses the rod of initiation to touch his third eye with the intense energies of initiation so that his energies can never again drop into that state we call normal waking consciousness.
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.However, regarding the latter topic, mysticism prevalent in the 'great' religions (monotheisms, henotheisms, which are perhaps relatively recent, and which the word 'mysticism' is more recent than,) includes systems of discipline that forbid drugs that can damage the body, including the nervous system.^ A person can be more than a body.
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^ Perhaps, even more than a jolt.
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^ I disagree with him however that religion is never more than an "opiate" for the ignorant, or that it has to involve imposing authority over others.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

.Mysticism (to initiate) is the pursuit of communion with, or conscious awareness of ultimate reality, the divine, spiritual truth, or Deity through direct, personal experience (intuition or insight) rather than rational thought.^ Man supposedly becomes divine through mystical contemplation and spiritual initiation.
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "It is through the Shekhinah that humans can experience the Divine...
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^ If there is any single principle central to Dôgen’s Zen, it is that of emptiness, as appropriated in the context of realization in terms of the dynamic interplay of duality and nonduality, or of worldly truth and ultimate truth.

.Mystics speak of the existence of realities behind external perception or intellectual apprehension that are central to being and directly accessible through personal experience.^ I speak from personal experience you know."
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^ I speak from personal experience you know.
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^ As a conscious being awakening to a phenomenal universe, this is the first act, to realize one's own existence.
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.They say that such experience is a genuine and important source of knowledge.^ Other, more intelligent Muslims, knowledgeable about the sources, respond by saying that the shock of the experience caused him to attempt suicide; it was a natural thing to do.

^ This is not to say they aren't important; they are clearly the most important words to humans, since we are willing to kill and die for them.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Those who say they believe the doctrines of grace, but not particular redemption, carve out the Person, heart and source of grace in these doctrines.

.Esotericism is often spiritual (thus religious) but can be non-religious/-spiritual, and it uses intellectual understanding and reasoning, intuition and inspiration (higher noetic and spiritual reasoning,) but not necessarily faith (except often as a virtue,) and it is philosophical in its emphasis on techniques of psycho-spiritual transformation (esoteric cosmology).^ The Spirit must likewise give all His people spiritual life and understanding if their hearts are to be opened and thus respond to Christ in faith.

^ There's a virtually endless supply of religious dogma, countless volumes of philosophical speculation, large crowds of supposed spiritual gurus, endless stories of the miraculous.
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^ It is often used for an agent, that is, someone or something who stands between attainment and non-attainment of an object or a goal.
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.Esotericism refers to "hidden" knowledge available only to the advanced, privileged, or initiated, as opposed to exoteric knowledge, which is public.^ This Initiation teaches Samyama only with the aim of purification and strengthening the Energies of the Heart for further advanced Initiations of Energy Enhancement.
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.All religions are probably somewhat exoteric, but most ones of ancient civilizations such as Yoga of India, and the mystery religions of ancient Egypt, Israel (Kabbalah,) and Greece are examples of ones that are also esoteric.^ After all no one would ever think of taking harmless musings of god and mind powers and turn them in to a religion(s), would they?
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^ The crucifixion continued until Heru, the Heavenly Father of all humankind, became one of the most obscure figures in both Egyptian and world history.

^ I couldn't agree more with him on the problem with labels and throwing all religions into one basket.
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Spirituality

A sadhu performing namaste in Madurai, India
.Members of an organized religion may not see any significant difference between religion and spirituality.^ What is the difference between religion, faith and spirituality?
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^ Are religion and spirituality different from superstition?
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^ It also does not distinguish between religion, faith and spirituality.
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.Or they may see a distinction between the mundane, earthly aspects of their religion and its spiritual dimension.^ What is the difference between religion, faith and spirituality?
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ It also does not distinguish between religion, faith and spirituality.
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^ So they check "No" on the census form, despite the fact they may be very much involved in spiritual belief and practice.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

.Some individuals draw a strong distinction between religion and spirituality.^ What is the difference between religion, faith and spirituality?
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ It also does not distinguish between religion, faith and spirituality.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Religions are sets of rules, some useful, some not, but too often relgion and spirituality are antithetical.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

.They may see spirituality as a belief in ideas of religious significance (such as God, the Soul, or Heaven), but not feel bound to the bureaucratic structure and creeds of a particular organized religion.^ Then, may God have mercy on your soul.
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^ Peter may be feeling a connectedness and feels it is God.
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^ Then, may God have > mercy on your soul.
  • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

.They choose the term spirituality rather than religion to describe their form of belief, perhaps reflecting a disillusionment with organized religion (see Major religious groups), and a movement towards a more "modern" — more tolerant, and more intuitive — form of religion.^ But I have a higher standard of evidence for forming beliefs than they do.
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^ Perhaps, even more than a jolt.
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^ Once the URO is created, they predict, it will be given the task of creating a ' New Covenant ' for the planet: "'The URO...will discern the nature of that covenant, and with it the responsibilities, rather than the rights, of planetary citizenship.'
  • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

.These individuals may reject organized religion because of historical acts by religious organizations, such as Christian Crusades and Islamic Jihad, the marginalisation and persecution of various minorities or the Spanish Inquisition.^ I would submit that any "organized" religion, whether Islamic, Christian or Judaic, even Hindu, has infinite potential - that has more often become reality than not - to harm, because it leads to SEPARATION and illusions of superiority (our faith is truer than yours) and presents the perfect seedbed for fanaticism.
  • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The God of monotheism, pantheism or panentheism, or the supreme deity of henotheistic religions, may be conceived of in various degrees of abstraction:.......
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^ I certainly can't say, for instance, that organized Christianity was doing more good than harm during the Inquisition.
  • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The basic precept of the ancient spiritual tradition of India, the Vedas, is the inner reality of existence, which is essentially a spiritual approach to being.^ Discover Inner Peace – a guide to spiritual well-being” by Mike George .
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^ Spirituality is a theory that all physical form is modified by discrete conscious beings that are in effective existence seperate from bodies.
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ I will argue that in Yorb culture (both traditional and contemporary), ethics is a three-way relationship among: (i) natural beings and other natural beings; (ii) natural beings and spiritual beings; and (iii) spiritual beings and other spiritual beings.

Myth

The word myth has several meanings.
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  1. A traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon;
  2. A person or thing having only an imaginary or unverifiable existence; or
  3. A metaphor for the spiritual potentiality in the human being.^ This is not my world view, it is a part of my world view.
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    ^ We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience."
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    ^ Everything in your view can be explained by the physical world ...everything in PH's view can be explained by the spiritual world.
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    [51]
.Ancient polytheistic religions, such as those of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, are usually categorized under the heading of mythology.^ Purgatory (according to Rome) is for those who are headed to heaven: they died in a state of grace.

^ The man is supposed to have picked up his head, put it under his arm and walked 10,000 miles back to Rome.

^ This pudding is usually wrapped with leaves such as those of the banana, cocoa, iy , or iran trees.

.Religions of pre-industrial peoples, or cultures in development, are similarly called "myths" in the anthropology of religion.^ Eph .4:13 PRE-TRIBULATION Christians from every nation and culture (but not every religion) will be resurrected and caught up to heaven.
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^ Millions of people don’t worship “Hindu.” Furthermore, all three of the Abrahamic religions worship the same God, Muslims just call him Allah.
  • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ Even in the historical religions; Jews considered themselves, as the chosen people of God and all the rest were atheist, while the pagans called the Jews atheists.
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.The term "myth" can be used pejoratively by both religious and non-religious people.^ It is definately not a non-useful term.
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^ When people stop using the word "God" as if it is a term that has real meaning, then we shall be free from theism.
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^ The Nation of Islam (Black Muslim movement) plays on the racism against black people by white people hence you hear them use terms like "white devils", etc.
  • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

.By defining another person's religious stories and beliefs as mythology, one implies that they are less real or true than one's own religious stories and beliefs.^ And your own personal one's at that.
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^ They are many things, but "true story" is not one them.
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^ For some reason they take non-belief as a personal insult.
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Joseph Campbell remarked, "Mythology is often thought of as other people's religions, and religion can be defined as mis-interpreted mythology."[52]
.In sociology, however, the term myth has a non-pejorative meaning.^ They are, however, not called ongn, they are called adhune (a term which means something like "s/he who does it alone").

^ In practical terms this means that non-Christians are not exempt from God’s moral law.
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.There, myth is defined as a story that is important for the group whether or not it is objectively or provably true.^ If there is nothing objective out there then all anything is is irrelevant subjective opinion that is hard to prove as true for which standard are you going to use as a benchmark?"
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^ The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached.
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^ However, there is little chance of correcting this flaw in human behavior until the true story of Noah replaces the Biblical errors and mis-interpretations.

.Examples include the death and resurrection of Jesus, which, to Christians, explains the means by which they are freed from sin and is also ostensibly a historical event.^ The clear meaning is explained by Jesus Himself.
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^ The primary means by which the death of Jesus atones for our sins is by substitution.
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^ Something happened to these men in their belief in the birth, life, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ that changed the world.
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.But from a mythological outlook, whether or not the event actually occurred is unimportant.^ It is better attested to than any other work of ancient history as to its number of copies and the time since since the actual events occurred.
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.Instead, the symbolism of the death of an old "life" and the start of a new "life" is what is most significant.^ "The Old Testament accounts start with the life of the first man and his interactions with God.
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^ Parts of the New Testament I find inspiring, most of the Old Testament I find merely quaint.
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^ The rational man accepts this, perhaps with regret, and decides to pursue a life before death, instead of a life after death.
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.Religious believers may or may not accept such symbolic interpretations.^ Believing is such things is religious thinking.
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^ I fully accept that I may be wrong, prove it, telling me I can't know if what I believe is right is pointless and meaningless.
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^ Less clearly defined is the ijam, which may roughly be described as "consensus" and refers to the common opinion of the believers regarding particular interpretations of Islamic teaching.

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/religion
  2. ^ The words "belief system" may not necessarily refer to a religion, though a religion may be referred to as "belief system."
  3. ^ In The Pagan Christ: Recovering the Lost Light. Toronto. Thomas Allen, 2004. ISBN 0-88762-145-7
  4. ^ In The Power of Myth, with Bill Moyers, ed. Betty Sue Flowers, New York, Anchor Books, 1991. ISBN 0-385-41886-8
  5. ^ Dubuisson, The Western Construction of Religion. pp.22-23
  6. ^ Daniel Dubuisson. The Western Construction of Religion. 1998. William Sayers (trans.) Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. p. 90.
  7. ^ Timothy Fitzgerald. Discourse on Civility and Barbarity. Oxford University Press, 2007. pp.45-46.
  8. ^ Talal Asad, Genealogies of Religion. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1993 p.34-35.
  9. ^ Max Müller, Natural Religion‎, p.33, 1889
  10. ^ Lewis & Short, A Latin Dictionary[1]
  11. ^ Max Müller. Introduction to the science of religion. p. 28.
  12. ^ Fitzgerald 2007. p.194.
  13. ^ S. N. Balagangadhara. The Heathen in His Blindness... New York: Brill Academic Publishers, 1994. p.159.
  14. ^ a b Brian Kemble Pennington Was Hinduism Invented? New York: Oxford University Press US, 2005. ISBN 0195166558
  15. ^ Jason Ānanda Josephson. "When Buddhism Became a 'Religion'". Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 33.1: 143–168.
  16. ^ Isomae Jun’ichi. "Deconstructing 'Japanese Religion'". Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 32.2: 235–248.
  17. ^ Fitzgerald 2007, p.268
  18. ^ Hueston A. Finlay. "‘Feeling of absolute dependence’ or ‘absolute feeling of dependence’? A question revisited". Religious Studies 41.1 (2005), pp.81-94.
  19. ^ Max Müller. "Lectures on the origin and growth of religion."
  20. ^ Tomoko Masuzawa, The Invention of World Religions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
  21. ^ George A. Lindbeck, Nature of Doctrine (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1984), 33.
  22. ^ from unabridged dictionaries on http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/religion?r=75 and also the Oxford English Dictionary
  23. ^ Dawkins 1989, p. 352
  24. ^ Blackmore 1999
  25. ^ Bryan Caplan. "Why Religious Beliefs Are Irrational, and Why Economists Should Care". http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/ldebate.htm.  The article about religion and irrationality.
  26. ^ Nobel Peace Laureate, Muslim and human rights activist Dr Shirin Ebadi has spoken out against undemocratic Islamic countries justifying "oppressive acts" in the name of Islam. Speaking at the Earth Dialogues 2006 conference in Brisbane, Dr Ebadi said her native Iran as well as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Yemen "among others" were guilty of human rights violations. "In these countries, Islamic rulers want to solve 21st century issues with laws belonging to 14 centuries ago," she said. "Their views of human rights are exactly the same as it was 1400 years ago."
  27. ^ Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought, Pascal Boyer, Basic Books (2001)
  28. ^ see several dictionaries on http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/religion?r=75 and also Oxford's English Language Dictionary
  29. ^ Russell T. McCutcheon. Critics Not Caretakers: Redescribing the Public Study of Religion. Albany: SUNY Press, 2001.
  30. ^ Nicholas Lash. The beginning and the end of 'religion'. Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN 0521566355
  31. ^ Charles Eric Lincoln. Race, religion, and the continuing American dilemma. Macmillan, 1999. ISBN 0809016230
  32. ^ Won Moo Hurh. The Korean Americans. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998.
  33. ^ Hinduism is variously defined as a "religion", "set of religious beliefs and practices", "religious tradition" etc. For a discussion on the topic, see: "Establishing the boundaries" in Gavin Flood (2003), pp. 1-17. René Guénon in his Introduction to the Study of the Hindu Doctrines (1921 ed.), Sophia Perennis, ISBN 0-900588-74-8, proposes a definition of the term "religion" and a discussion of its relevance (or lack of) to Hindu doctrines (part II, chapter 4, p. 58).
  34. ^ Boyer (2001). "Why Belief". Religion Explained. http://books.google.com/books?id=wreF80OHTicC&pg=PA297&lpg=PA297&dq=%22fang+too+were+quite+amazed%22&source=web&ots=NxCB1FWq5v&sig=SuHHSm8zvnJd8_I2cKp5Zc090R0&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result. 
  35. ^ Fitzgerald 2007, p. 232
  36. ^ Dean, Bartholomew 2009 Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia, Gainesville: University Press of Florida ISBN 978-081303378 [2]
  37. ^ Bartholomew Dean 1994 "The Poetics of Creation: Urarina Cosmology and Historical Consciousness." Latin American Indian Literatures Journal (10):22-45
  38. ^ Quotation: "The Second Vatican Council affirmed academic freedom for natural science and other secular disciplines". From the essay of Ted Peters about Science and Religion at "Lindsay Jones (editor in chief). Encyclopedia of Religion, Second Edition. Thomson Gale. 2005. p.8185"
  39. ^ By Dr Paul Murdin, Lesley Murdin Photographs by Paul New. Supernovae Astronomy Murdin Published 1985, Cambridge UniversityPress Science,256 pages,ISBN 052130038X page 18.
  40. ^ Godfrey-Smith, Peter. 2003. Theory and reality: an introduction to the philosophy of science. Science and its conceptual foundations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Page 14.
  41. ^ Pew Research Center: "Public Praises Science; Scientists Fault Public, Media", Section 4: Scientists, Politics and Religion. July 9, 2009.
  42. ^ Stanley Jaki. Bible and Science, Christendom Press, 1996 (pages 110-111)
  43. ^ Spitz, Lewis (1987). (The Rise of modern Europe) The protestant Reformation 1517-1559.. Harper Torchbooks. pp. 383. ISBN 0-06-132069-2 The historian of early modern Europe Lewis Spitz says "To set up a 'warfare of science and theology' is an exercise in futility and a reflection of a nineteenth century materialism now happily transcended". 
  44. ^ Quotation: "The conflict thesis, at least in its simple form, is now widely perceived as a wholly inadequate intellectual framework within which to construct a sensible and realistic historiography of Western science." (p. 7), from the essay by Colin A. Russell "The Conflict Thesis" on "Gary Ferngren (editor). Science & Religion: A Historical Introduction. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8018-7038-0".
  45. ^ Gary Ferngren (editor). Science & Religion: A Historical Introduction. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8018-7038-0. (Introduction, p. ix)
  46. ^ India – Caste. Encyclopædia Britannica.
  47. ^ Jeffrey Brodd (2003), World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery, Saint Mary's Press, p. 45, ISBN 9780884897255, http://books.google.com/books?id=vOzNo4MVlgMC&pg=PA45&dq=%22330+million%22 : '[..] many gods and goddesses (traditionally 330 million!) [...] Hinduism generally regards its 330 million as deities as extensions of one ultimate reality, many names for one ocean, many "masks" for one God.'
  48. ^ a b Esslemont, J.E. (1980). Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era (5th ed.). Wilmette, Illinois, USA: Bahá'í Publishing Trust. ISBN 0-87743-160-4. 
  49. ^ `Abdu'l-Bahá (1982) [1912]. The Promulgation of Universal Peace (Hardcover ed.). Wilmette, Illinois, USA: Bahá'í Publishing Trust. ISBN 0-87743-172-8. http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/ab/PUP/. 
  50. ^ Effendi, Shoghi (1938). The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh. Wilmette, Illinois, USA: Bahá'í Publishing Trust. ISBN 0-87743-231-7. http://reference.bahai.org/en/t/se/WOB/index.html. 
  51. ^ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth, p. 22 ISBN 0-385-24774-5
  52. ^ Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor. Ed. Eugene Kennedy. New World Library ISBN 1-57731-202-3.

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    ^ Michigan Journal of International Law , 15 (1994) 317402 [ critiques the approach of cultural relativism ].

    ^ "SATCHI PROVED THIS TO ME IN THE FIRST FIVE MINUTES OF OUR FIRST MEDITATION, BY PUTTING MY BACK AND TOP OF THE HEAD IN THE RIGHT POSTURE. .
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On religion definition:
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  • The first major study: Durkheim, Emile (1976) The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life. London: George Allen & Unwin (in French 1912, English translation 1915).
  • Wilfred Cantwell Smith The Meaning and End of Religion (1962) notes that the concept of religion as an ideological community and system of doctrines, developed in the 15th and 16th centuries CE.
  • A distillation of the Western folk category of religion: Geertz, Clifford.^ The two versions diverge in several points; see two translations of the Arabic version in IslamoChristiana 9 (1983) 103120 (English) & 121140 (French).

    ^ This ideological system intentionally discriminates between people according to their religious affiliations.

    ^ During the 16th century, they formed orphanages to care for orphanss.
    • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    1993 [1966]. .Religion as a cultural system.^ He welcomed the measures taken in promoting a reproductive health system but expressed reservations about its policies, which, he said, were "not in line with the Islamic religion and culture."
    • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Pp. 87-125 in Clifford Geertz, The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays. .London: Fontana Press.
  • An operational definition: Wallace, Anthony F. C. 1966. Religion: An Anthropological View.^ See Kubbas bi-lingual publication from London, Islam 21 , for fresh views on pressing Islamic issues.

    .New York: Random House.^ New York: House of Hope Publications, 1996.

    ^ Bombay & New York: Asia Publishing House, 1962 [ vols.12 of his Quran commentary ].

    (p. 62-66)
  • A recent overview: A Scientific Definition of Religion. By Ph.D. James W. Dow.

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Quotes

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Faith: The opposite of dogmatism.
^ Faith: The opposite of dogmatism.
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^ Jump to: navigation , search Faith: The opposite of dogmatism.
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~ John Ralston Saul
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It is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged.
^ John Ralston Saul It is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged.
  • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For it is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged.
  • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So we must take our meditation practise and put it moment to moment in our lives, to try and avoid the wandering mind.

~ Thomas Jefferson
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In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.
^ What is the difference between religion, faith and spirituality?
  • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Thomas Jefferson In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.
  • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Good and bad people in all religions.
  • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
.Religion is a word which refers to approaches to human spirituality which usually encompass a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural or transcendent quality, that give meaning to the practitioner's experiences of life through reference to a higher power or truth.^ Magical practices and supernatural powers.
  • Encyclopaedia of Jainism/edited by Nagendra Kr. Singh 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.vedamsbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The linchpin of religion is not experience but belief and faith, coupled with a virtuous life.
  • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience."
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.It may be expressed through prayer, ritual, meditation, music and art, among other things.^ It may be expressed through prayer, ritual, meditation, music and art, among other things.
  • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The entire legend of Krishna's life and his leelas (deeds) provide a great opportunity for presentation of those events through architecture, poetry, art, music and dancing.
  • Hindu Wisdom - Symbolism in Hinduism 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinduwisdom.info [Source type: Original source]

^ Of course I’ve gone through other techniques and meditation methods as well.

.It may focus on specific supernatural, metaphysical, and moral claims about reality (the cosmos and human nature) which may yield a set of religious laws, ethics, and a particular lifestyle.^ It may focus on specific supernatural, metaphysical, and moral claims about reality (the cosmos and human nature) which may yield a set of religious laws, ethics, and a particular lifestyle.
  • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Which one is right about human nature?
  • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

^ MORAL ETHICS LIBERATION NATURAL LAW 220.
  • Library Index 21 January 2010 9:46 UTC www.ewtn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and religious experience.^ Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and religious experience.
  • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ "Some Personality Effects of Long-term Zen Monasticism and Religious Understanding" Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion , 25,3, (1986), 304-319.

^ This latter notion will be discussed later -- it is seen generally by most Americans of religious faith as a mispractice of religion.
  • Why Religion Matters:  The Impact of Religious Practice on Social Stability 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.heritage.org [Source type: Academic]

.The term "religion" refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction.^ The term "religion" refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction.
  • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus, involvement in religious practice, religious organizations, and religious communities tends to lead to favorable self-image and to foster the development of faith, hope, benevolence, and a belief in divine grace as personal spiritual resources.
  • Why Religion Matters Even More: The Impact of Religious Practice on Social Stability 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.heritage.org [Source type: Academic]

^ "Some Personality Effects of Long-term Zen Monasticism and Religious Understanding" Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion , 25,3, (1986), 304-319.

See also Religiousness and Irreligiousness for additional quotations on religion.

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  • "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep.^ Heaven and Earth created?
    • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

    ^ The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And the spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters."^ And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]
    • What's Wrong with the World: Christianity Archives 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.whatswrongwiththeworld.net [Source type: General]

    ^ And the spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters."
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Water may be perceived as water by humans, but also as a palace by fish, as a jeweled necklace by gods, as bloody pus by hungry spirits’ (p.


    It's an oral history. .It was passed down, word-of-mouth, father to son, from Adam to Seth, from Seth to Enos, from Enos to Cainan, for 40 generations, a growing, changing, story, it was handed down, word-of-mouth, father to son.^ It was passed down, word-of-mouth, father to son, from Adam to Seth, from Seth to Enos, from Enos to Cainan, for 40 generations, a growing, changing, story, it was handed down, word-of-mouth, father to son.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of an oral history passed down through 40 generations.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ From the above you could argue that "sons and daughters" came after Seth, but then you would need to go down the path that Adam and Eve were the first people of god, but not the first people.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Until Moses finally gets it down on lambskin.^ Until Moses finally gets it down on lambskin.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The trustworthiness of the divine behest until the final codification of the Law, from this point of view, rests upon the continuous chain of tradition from Moses down to the men of the Great Synagogue (Ab.

    .But lambskins wear out, and need to be recopied.^ But lambskins wear out, and need to be recopied.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of an oral history passed down through 40 generations.^ Through 400 years of evolution of the English language to the book we have today, which is: a translation of a translation of a translation of a translation of a translation of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of an oral history passed down through 40 generations.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of an oral history passed down through 40 generations.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The scriptures were not documented in any form but were memorized by ascetics and passed on by oral tradition to future generations of ascetics.
    • JAINISM 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jcnc.org [Source type: Original source]


    .From Hebrew it's translated into Arabic, from Arabic to Latin, from Latin to Greek, from Greek to Russian, from Russian to German, from German to an old form of English that you could not read.^ From Hebrew it's translated into Arabic, from Arabic to Latin, from Latin to Greek, from Greek to Russian, from Russian to German, from German to an old form of English that you could not read.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let's see what you read into them.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This Chasidic site features the teachings of Judaism in 9 languages: Hebrew, English, French, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, Hungarian German and Russian.

    .Through 400 years of evolution of the English language to the book we have today, which is: a translation of a translation of a translation of a translation of a translation of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of an oral history passed down through 40 generations.^ Through 400 years of evolution of the English language to the book we have today, which is: a translation of a translation of a translation of a translation of a translation of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy of an oral history passed down through 40 generations.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of copies of an oral history passed down through 40 generations.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ While most desi Bible translations start with the King James text, for ex., and directly translate into local languages, the NCB is written in English but instead incorporates Indian cultural elements into the book - .
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]


    .You can't put a grocery list through that many translations, copies, and re-telling, and not expect to have some big changes in the dinner menu when the kids make it back from Kroger's.^ You also make some very big claims for yourself.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can't put a grocery list through that many translations, copies, and re-telling, and not expect to have some big changes in the dinner menu when the kids make it back from Kroger's.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Only then can you expect a real change".


    .And yet people are killing each other over this written word.^ And yet people are killing each other over this written word.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Can you give me some of your own words and stop wasting space with other ignorant “educated” people?
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We live in an age of relativism where truth is thought to be in the eye of the beholder; in other words, people make up what they want to believe.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Here's a tip: If you're killing someone in the name of God — you're missing the message.^ You're angry at God, aren't you?
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Here's a tip: If you're killing someone in the name of God — you're missing the message.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "If we find you here, we will kill you."
    • Islam (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

    .
  • The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God.^ The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nick Annis in the preface to God is Good .
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Stress is on the brotherhood of believers, nondifference of religious and secular life, obedience to God's Law, abstinence from alcohol, good conduct and the limitation of all except Allah.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires.^ I am trying to be polite because I want to know.
    • Does Barack Obama’s religion matter? [Karl] 21 January 2010 9:46 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Those who know themselves are enlightened.
    • Ethics of Daoism and Mo-zi by Sanderson Beck 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Those who have not been touched by God.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Susan B. Anthony, in a defense of Elizabeth Cady Stanton against a motion to repudiate her Woman's Bible at a meeting of the National-American Woman Suffrage Association 1896 Convention, HWS, IV (1902), p.^ Susan B. Anthony , in a defense of Elizabeth Cady Stanton against a motion to repudiate her Woman's Bible at a meeting of the National-American Woman Suffrage Association 1896 Convention, HWS, IV (1902), p.
      • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Americans were celebrating National Bible Week.
      • Religion (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC harpers.org [Source type: General]

      ^ Human Dominion over Nature in the Hebrew Bible.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 79, no.

      .263
  • Organized religion is a Choose Your Own Adventure novel for people of extremely limited imagination.^ Organized religion is a Choose Your Own Adventure novel for people of extremely limited imagination.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thomas Jefferson In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "How important would you say religion is in your own life: very important, fairly important, or not very important?"

    .
  • Religion is, by definition, interpretation; and by definition, all interpretations are valid.^ And by saying I am dogmatic about religion you are discounting all the validity to atheists’ arguments.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Ashkenazim believed that God gives wisdom to all ages and all times and the contemporary Rabbis’ opinions and interpretations are just as valid as the ancients.
    • Medieval Judaism 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.lightplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Many people nowadays are spiritually inclined, but take a broad inclusive view to religion, believing that a variety of religious traditions and practices all have some validity.
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    .However, some interpretations are more reasonable than others.^ However, some interpretations are more reasonable than others.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, I have no more reason to believe in your religion than I have to believe in any other.
    • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As Moeller said, in that view some things are more than others.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • All religions, with their gods, demigods, prophets, messiahs and saints, are the product of the fancy and credulity of men who have not yet reached the full development and complete possession of their intellectual powers.^ All religions refer to the same God.
    • Religion - near-death experiences 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Reza Aslan , in "From Islam, Pluralist Democracies Will Surely Grow" in The Chronicle of Higher Education (11 March 2005) All religions, with their gods, demigods, prophets, messiahs and saints, are the product of the fancy and credulity of men who have not yet reached the full development and complete possession of their intellectual powers.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God will reach all those who are His and of those He will lose none.

    .
  • The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.^ Mikhail Bakunin , God and the State (1871) The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Treaty of Tripoli, written during the administration of President George Washington, signed by President John Adams, and unanimously approved by the Senate, stated, The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.

    ^ First, God not matter is the default state and the precondition for making sense of this world.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • One's religion is whatever he is most interested in.^ Joel Barlow , in the Treaty of Tripoli, signed by President John Adams (1796) One's religion is whatever he is most interested in.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Treaty of Tripoli, written during the administration of President George Washington, signed by President John Adams, and unanimously approved by the Senate, stated, The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.

    ^ For most people, their parents' religion thus becomes the one true religion as most of us know from experience and as shown by many studies.

    .
  • The primary epiphenomenona of any religion’s foundation are the production and flourishment of hypocrisy, megalomania and psychopathy, and the first casualties of a religion’s establishment are the intentions of its founder.^ J.M. Barrie The Twelve-Pound Look (1910) The primary epiphenomenona of any religion’s foundation are the production and flourishment of hypocrisy, megalomania and psychopathy, and the first casualties of a religion’s establishment are the intentions of its founder.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Focuses on Islam and the month of the fast of Ramadan, and looks at the foundational beliefs and practices of the religion.
    • Islam 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.au.af.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The religion of Attis was first established in Phrygia, and in 204 BCE the goddess Cybele was formally welcomed into Rome.
    • Esoteric Christianity: The Greek Mystery Religions and Their Impact onChristianity 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.egodeath.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Religion, n. .A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.^ A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We naturally fear death, but the gospel gives us hope and can help us overcome this fear (Psa.
    • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is often said that ignorance is the parent of credulity, and superstition is a natural response to the unknown and the unknowable.
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The British finally seem to have taken to heart words attributed to an anonymous British elder statesman in the 19th century: We must preserve the Church of England.^ Ambrose Bierce , The Devil's Dictionary The British finally seem to have taken to heart words attributed to an anonymous British elder statesman in the 19th century: We must preserve the Church of England.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Benedict's comments seemed aimed at expressing the church's view that marriage must be between a man and a woman.
    • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Although it felt hard to wrap my head around, and it also seems unrelated to this thread, it finally dawned on me that you are saying the same as I would in different words.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It's our only defense against real religion.
  • I went to the Garden of Love
    And saw what I never had seen:
    A Chapel was built in the midst,
    Where I used to play on the green.^ Ye’ve never really been in love!
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's our only defense against real religion.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Religion, on the other hand, is concerned only with evaluating human thought and actions; it is not qualified to speak of real facts and the relationships between them.
    • Religion Quotes | Religion Quotations | Religion Sayings | Wisdom Quotes 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.wisdomquotes.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And The Gates of this Chapel were shut,
    And 'Thou Shalt Not' writ over the door...
    ^ And The Gates of this Chapel were shut, And 'Thou Shalt Not' writ over the door...
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And Priests in black gowns were walking their rounds,
    And binding with briars my joys & desires.
    ^ And Priests in black gowns were walking their rounds, And binding with briars my joys & desires.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Vain are the thousand creeds
    That move men's hearts: unutterably vain;
    Worthless as withered weeds,
    Or idlest froth amid the boundless main,
    To waken doubt in one
    Holding so fast by Thine infinity;
    So surely anchored on
    The steadfast Rock of immortality.^ William Blake in "The Garden of Love" Vain are the thousand creeds That move men's hearts: unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, Or idlest froth amid the boundless main, To waken doubt in one Holding so fast by Thine infinity; So surely anchored on The steadfast Rock of immortality.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Then how can you be sure you are on the right path, that evolutionary science can hold these answers, that the Christian worldview is the one that is wrong?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One of the main reasons why some Christians reject the reformed (biblical) understanding of Divine election is because of traditions associated with the love of God.

    .
  • All Faith is false, all Faith is true:
    Truth is the shattered mirror strewen
    In myriad bits; while each believes
    his little bit the whole to own.^ For this little bit the glory is mine.

    ^ They believed that the tradition was true and no truth existed outside of the tradition.
    • Medieval Judaism 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.lightplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ No it takes faith to believe any worldview.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The world is full, also, of great traditional books tracing the history of man (but focused narrowly on the local group) from the age of mythological beginnings, through periods of increasing plausibility, to a time almost within memory, when the chronicles begin to carry the record, with a show of rational factuality, to the present.^ Richard Francis Burton , in The Kasîdah of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî (1870), Section VI The world is full, also, of great traditional books tracing the history of man (but focused narrowly on the local group) from the age of mythological beginnings, through periods of increasing plausibility, to a time almost within memory, when the chronicles begin to carry the record, with a show of rational factuality, to the present.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Theism dominates the world and has at least from the beginning of recorded history.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Another researchers have identified what can be called a dead period between the ages of nine and twelve is within signs of early creativity drop out of sight, that is a time when conventional behavior is most stressed (Albert, 1996).
    • The Impact of Parents’ Confucian Ideas on Their Child’s 19 January 2010 18:22 UTC bcramond.myweb.uga.edu [Source type: Academic]

    .Furthermore, just as all primitive mythologies serve to validate the customs, systems of sentiments, and political aims of their respective local groups, so do these great traditional books.^ These are all just jokes right?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Furthermore, just as all primitive mythologies serve to validate the customs, systems of sentiments, and political aims of their respective local groups, so do these great traditional books.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How does a person handle the inevitable “commentaries and supercommentaries which have just the opposite effect intended by the authors of the original code.” [14] While these are many questions, they can all be consolidated into one great question:   How does a person justify change while maintaining the continuity of tradition?
    • Medieval Judaism 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.lightplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .On the surface they may appear to have been composed as conscientious history.^ On the surface they may appear to have been composed as conscientious history.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This page is an examination of history and beliefs of Islam I have learned of and how I believe they may play into what the Bible tells of the future.

    ^ The divisions of Buddhism may suggest a dusty parochial sectarianism, but at least they have roots in Japanese history, and are a kind of palimpsest of its different epochs.

    .In depth they reveal themselves to have been conceived as myths: poetic readings of the mysteries of life from a certain interested point of view.^ In depth they reveal themselves to have been conceived as myths: poetic readings of the mysteries of life from a certain interested point of view.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "They have no right to make us follow their point of view.
    • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Freudian slips can be retracted, sure, but what's the point really, once they have revealed your true attitude.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But to read a poem as a chronicle of fact is — to say the least — to miss the point.^ But to read a poem as a chronicle of fact is — to say the least — to miss the point.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You miss the point, if I say that box weighs a ton, dismissing it as hyperbole doesn't mean the box isn't very heavy.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some people say that to focus on proofs is to miss the whole point of faith (John 20:29).
    • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

    .To say a little more, it is to prove oneself a dolt.^ To say a little more, it is to prove oneself a dolt.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am saying in marriage that commitment is a little more defined and structured (generally speaking of course.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is little more I can say about the efficacy of Energy Enhancement that I haven’t already said before so I will recount a wonderful experience I had whilst on the course.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

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  • The church has been so harsh with heretics only because she deemed that there is no worse enemy than a child who has gone astray.^ Also, if there is no God, there is no afterlife.
    • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Olympus and there were no gods there.
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Her father, she explained, had told her there was no God when she was a child.
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But the record of Gnostic effronteries and the persistence of Manichean currents have contributed more to the construction of orthodox dogma than all the prayers.^ But we are all much more than that.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the record of Gnostic effronteries and the persistence of Manichean currents have contributed more to the construction of orthodox dogma than all the prayers.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The United States is currently importing more than 60% of its oil.
    • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Albert Camus, in "Absurd Creation" in The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), as translated by Justin O'Brien, Vantage International, 1991, ISBN 0-679-73373-6, p.^ Albert Camus , in "Absurd Creation" in The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), as translated by Justin O'Brien, Vantage International, 1991, ISBN 0-679-73373-6 , p.
      • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses.^ Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ After all no one would ever think of taking harmless musings of god and mind powers and turn them in to a religion(s), would they?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I certainly dont know all of them, so I will deal with most of the major religions and their god(s).

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  • The best thing about religion is that it’s so transparently absurd it can’t possibly last forever.^ Arthur C. Clarke , The Onion AV Club interview (18th February 2004) The best thing about religion is that it’s so transparently absurd it can’t possibly last forever.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "One important thing that religion brings to politics is a certain kind of realism about human nature and human possibilities."
    • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | PBS 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Pat Condell , in Laughing religion off the planet - an interview with Pat Condell (27 February 2008) In the latter case it is often government that organizes the conquest, and religion that justifies it.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I’m convinced it will only take a small shift in human consciousness for it to be laughed off the planet, and I hope I’m still around when that happens.^ I’m convinced it will only take a small shift in human consciousness for it to be laughed off the planet, and I hope I’m still around when that happens.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pat Condell , in Laughing religion off the planet - an interview with Pat Condell (27 February 2008) In the latter case it is often government that organizes the conquest, and religion that justifies it.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I hope you’re not too turned off by what’s happening now.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • In the latter case it is often government that organizes the conquest, and religion that justifies it.^ Wednesday, February 27, 2008 .

    ^ Pat Condell , in Laughing religion off the planet - an interview with Pat Condell (27 February 2008) In the latter case it is often government that organizes the conquest, and religion that justifies it.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’m convinced it will only take a small shift in human consciousness for it to be laughed off the planet, and I hope I’m still around when that happens.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Jared Diamond, in Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) "From Egalitarianism to Kleptocracy", p.^ Jared Diamond , in Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) "From Egalitarianism to Kleptocracy", p.
      • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .266 ISBN 978-0-393-31755-8
  • Religion, in its most general view, is such a Sense of God in the soul, and such a conviction of our obligations to Him, and of our dependence upon Him, as shall engage us to make it our great care to conduct ourselves in a manner which we have reason to believe will be pleasing to Him.^ But such facts to not a God make.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But for God to make such a qualification is beyond reasoning.

    ^ God is infinite, that is the believer's conviction.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Our love, when it is without counting the cost, leads the other toward God.^ What without our youth Would love be!
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Philip Doddridge , in The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul Our love, when it is without counting the cost, leads the other toward God.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Look at the gods that other religions believe(d) in.
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Our love makes straight the paths of the Lord.^ Our love makes straight the paths of the Lord.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ EABF06 ] Flanders: Lord make my shot straight and true.
    • The Simpsons Archive: Religion on the Simpsons 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.snpp.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others.^ Some animals live by eating the others .
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Catherine Doherty in "Living The Little Mandate" in Unfinished Pilgrimage: The Little Mandate and How It Came to Be Religious experiences which are as real as life to some may be incomprehensible to others.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I stand before my maker and judge not in some distant and future ethereal world, but in the reality of this world, a world inhabited not by spiritual and supernatural ephemera, but by real people whose lives are directly affected by my actions, and whose actions directly affect my life.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • William O. Douglas, in United States v.^ William O. Douglas , in United States v.
      • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .Ballard
      (1944)
  • If the believers of the present-day religions would earnestly try to think and act in the spirit of the founders of these religions then no hostility on the basis of religion would exist among the followers of the different faiths.^ If you think you have no faith – try it!

    ^ Ballard (1944) If the believers of the present-day religions would earnestly try to think and act in the spirit of the founders of these religions then no hostility on the basis of religion would exist among the followers of the different faiths.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The most troubling aspect of what I have recently learned is definitely painful to write and to think about, but I believe it's important to air it out and let it see the light of day.
    • The Ohmtastic Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ohmtastic.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Even the conflicts and the realm of religion would be exposed as insignificant.^ Even the conflicts and the realm of religion would be exposed as insignificant.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even if this god existed (and it is a great relief to believe with absolute certainty he does not) I would refuse to belong to his cultish and inhumane brainwashing religion.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Second, even if there were a realistic prospect of religious conflict, liberal critics claim that it is unclear that adhering to the DRR would lower the probability that such a conflict would occur.
    • Religion and Political Theory (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Original source]

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    • Albert Einstein, quoted in Albert Einstein : The Human Side (1979), p.^ Albert Einstein , quoted in Albert Einstein : The Human Side (1979), p.
      • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Albert Einstein ) Our world is in great trouble due to human behaviour founded on myths and customs that are causing the destruction of Nature and climate change .
      • Hinduism Hindu Religion: Discussion Metaphysics Philosophy of HinduismBeliefs, Hindu Gods 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.spaceandmotion.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Religion is the dream of the human mind.^ Religion is the dream of the human mind.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Religions give glimpses of a God who can never be fully known by the human mind.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In doing so, you’ll be saying goodbye to religion, which can’t exist without dogma, theology, concepts, emotions, commandments, and other artificial creations of the human mind.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity.^ But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Taoism finds emptiness at the core of reality.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -- all things have been created through Him and for Him.
    • The Names of God 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • A religion, even if it calls itself a religion of love, must be hard and unloving to those who do not belong to it.^ Ludwig Feuerbach , The Essence of Christianity (1841) A religion, even if it calls itself a religion of love, must be hard and unloving to those who do not belong to it.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then apply those lessons to Christian religion.
    • Christianity | Jewcy.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Christianity is the religion of those who are called "Christians" (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Pet.
    • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Sigmund Freud, Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (1921)
  • The different religions have never overlooked the part played by the sense of guilt in civilization.^ Religion plays a big part of this.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sigmund Freud , Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (1921) The different religions have never overlooked the part played by the sense of guilt in civilization.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sigmund Freud , Civilization and its Discontents (1931) Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .What is more, they come forward with a claim...to save mankind from this sense of guilt, which they call sin.^ What is more, they come forward with a claim...to save mankind from this sense of guilt, which they call sin.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As the angel declared to Joseph in Matthew 1:21, "you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins."

    ^ The sad thing is that Creation makes a whole lot more sense than the idea of us coming from micro-organisms which evolved over billions of years.
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities.^ Sigmund Freud , Civilization and its Discontents (1931) Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man's evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sigmund Freud , Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (1921) The different religions have never overlooked the part played by the sense of guilt in civilization.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [...] .If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man's evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity.^ The last one to a much lesser extent.

    ^ If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man's evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sigmund Freud , Civilization and its Discontents (1931) Religion is an attempt to get control over the sensory world, in which we are placed, by means of the wish-world which we have developed inside us as a result of biological and psychological necessities.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.^ Sigmund Freud , Moses and Monotheism (1939) Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sigmund Freud , Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego (1921) The different religions have never overlooked the part played by the sense of guilt in civilization.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In order that religious humanism may be better understood we, the undersigned, desire to make certain affirmations which we believe the facts of our contemporary life demonstrate … which requires a new statement of the means and purposes of religion.
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Sigmund Freud, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1915 - 1917)
  • I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.^ His Son has done it for us who believe.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And I used to believe in god.
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sigmund Freud , New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1915 - 1917) I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anything else is just what an atheist happens to believe.
    • Does Atheism Make Life Meaningless? | Unreasonable Faith 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC unreasonablefaith.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Timmy, you were the one who labeled it inconsistent, and you were the one who is unable to give a standard that is anything other than you own personal feelings and preferences.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Forgive me for being blunt.^ Forgive me for being blunt.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • It may be that today gold has become the exclusive ruler of life, but the time will come when man will again bow down before a higher god.^ Robert Heinlein , in Job: A Comedy of Justice (1984) It may be that today gold has become the exclusive ruler of life, but the time will come when man will again bow down before a higher god.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world."
    • The Names of God 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the rich man has no time for God.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

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    • Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (1926), Ralph Mannheim translation (1943), p.^ Volume 1, chapter 2 of Hitler’s Mein Kampf concludes with: "I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The broadcast of excerpts from Hitler 's Mein Kampf on Radio Islam in Sweden led to by Ahmed Arami spending six months in a Swedish jail.
      • Islam, Islamic, Muslim, Allah - The Peace FAQ 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.peacefaq.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf (1926), Ralph Mannheim translation (1943), p.
      • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

      .436.
  • Religion is not a bridge between God and Man; it is the Great Wall of China between them!^ Religion is not a bridge between God and Man; it is the Great Wall of China between them!
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And not only enmity between man and man, but enmity to God.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.^ Mehmet ildan , Quotations Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Religion that God accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But it's not God that has been "created" to look like man, but man that has been created to look like our Father in Heaven.
    • LDS FAQ: Do Latter-day Saints Belong to a Cult? The Mormon Cult? Issues of the Trinity, the Bible, Jesus Christ, God, and Modern Christianity 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.jefflindsay.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Whoever saith, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire
  • We do not want churches because they will teach us to quarrel about God, as the Catholics and Protestants do.^ God wants us to be fruitful.
    • Religion - near-death experiences 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God obviously wants me to be rich, because I am rich.
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think they are wrong about god.
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    We do not want that. .We may quarrel with men about things on earth, but we never quarrel about God.^ We may quarrel with men about things on earth, but we never quarrel about God.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thank God Jesus the loving Savior never talked of such things."

    ^ For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    We do not want to learn that. .
    • Chief Joseph, quoted in The wisdom of the Native Americans (1999) by Kent Nerburn
  • Religion is hate, religion is fear, religion is war, religion is rape, religion's obscene, religion's a whore.^ Chief Joseph , quoted in The wisdom of the Native Americans (1999) by Kent Nerburn Religion is hate, religion is fear, religion is war, religion is rape, religion's obscene, religion's a whore.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If the above quote doesn't sound like your definition of religion, then English must not be my native language.
    • Religion: The Appendix of Modern Society 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.adequacy.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Review of Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia (Queen, 1996), in Journal of the American Academy of Religion , 67.2 (summer 1999): 500-502, 1999.
    • Engaged Buddhism: New and Improved!(?) Made in the U. S. A. of Asian Materials 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.buddhistethics.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.^ All religions refer to the same God.
    • Religion - near-death experiences 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All religions are different ways of trying to describe the same God.
    • Religion - near-death experiences 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The vocabulary is different but it’s all the same thing.

    .
    • Cathy Ladman, quoted in The God Delusion (2006) by Richard Dawkins, "The Roots of Religion", p.^ Anyway, if anyone's interested, an original link to a Prospect Online review of Dawkins' 'The God Delusion': .
      • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

      ^ There is a quote from Richard Dawkins that I find illuminating, "There's this thing called being so open-minded your brains drop out."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Filming the gods : religion and Indian cinema London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
      • Religion and Myth in the Movies: A Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: Academic]

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  • I never told my own religion nor scrutinized that of another.^ I'll answer my own question and tell you how our morals will change when religion is relegated to the fringe cult heap.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Buddhism is the only trans-national religion which has never preached malice against other faiths, nor have its followers ever indulged in a holy war against those of another faith.
    • Hindu Customs in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism - Socio-cultural Interchange between Religious Communities in India 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ (My own contribution to the thread, asking whether he meant that Prescott was obese never saw the light of day).
    • Copenhagen climate summit: 'most important paper in the world' is a glorified UN press release – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .I never attempted to make a convert, nor wished to change another's creed.^ I never attempted to make a convert, nor wished to change another's creed.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you never liked calling yourself an atheist, but did so anyway, and now that Sam says you don't have to, are changing what you call yourself, I have another name for you "Loser".
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, its enemies never tire of attempting to make some impression on it.
    • True History of Islam, Mohammed and the Koran 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC bibleprobe.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I am satisfied that yours must be an excellent religion to have produced a life of such exemplary virtue and correctness.^ Religion must lead to courage and to life."

    ^ If the above quote doesn't sound like your definition of religion, then English must not be my native language.
    • Religion: The Appendix of Modern Society 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.adequacy.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For me, it is my belief in the divinity of Jesus that makes it more attractive than other religions, in addition to His teachings and the exemplary life Jesus led.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .For it is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged.^ John Ralston Saul It is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For it is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As married atheists why would two people who question and shun religion, God and the Bible in all other aspects of our lives, not question and shun it in our marriage?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

  • The word religion is extremely rare in the New Testament or the writings of mystics. The reason is simple. .Those attitudes and practises to which we give the collective name of religion are themselves concerned with religion hardly at all.^ We are concerned with all of the great religions of the world.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Those attitudes and practises to which we give the collective name of religion are themselves concerned with religion hardly at all.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Opinions (which cannot be avoided) but the refusal of Toleration to those that are of different Opinions (which might have been granted) that has produced all the Bustles and Wars, that have been in the Christian World, upon account of Religion.
    • Religion and Political Theory (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .To be religious is to have one's attention fixed on God and on one's neighbor in relation to God.^ I am an example of how one can embrace God and still believe at the same time that scientific explanations should always trump religious ones.
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If the relation between a request and an answer is not necessarily a temporal one, then a timeless God can answer prayer.
    • God and Time [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My "shepherd" is my brother in Christ - not one of those religious leaders who indoctrinate their people with teachings that are not from God and persuade them to believe them blindly.
    • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Therefore, almost by definition, a religious man, or a man when he is being religious, is not thinking about religion; he hasn't the time.^ What do scientists think about time travel?

    ^ Therefore, almost by definition, a religious man, or a man when he is being religious, is not thinking about religion ; he hasn't the time.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The most troubling aspect of what I have recently learned is definitely painful to write and to think about, but I believe it's important to air it out and let it see the light of day.
    • The Ohmtastic Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ohmtastic.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Religion is what we (or he himself at a later moment) call his activity from the outside.^ The apostle Paul himself was so against Christianity that he persecuted the early church and was responsible for the stoning a young convert called Stephen of which he later repented when he became a Christian.
    • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • C. S. Lewis in "Lilies that Fester" in The Twentieth Century (April 1955)
  • I never really hated a one true God, but the God of the people I hated.^ Realization of ones true nature is happiness.
    • MASLOW AND TAOISM: A COMPARATIVE STUDY 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC psychodrama.dapcmi.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People in love are the true happy ones.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is only one true God.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • While religion, contrary to the common notion, implies, in certain cases, a spirit of slow reserve as to assent, infidelity, which claims to despise credulity, is sometimes swift to it.^ So is religion, notwithstanding empty claims to the contrary.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Marilyn Manson , Disposable Teens (2000) While religion, contrary to the common notion, implies, in certain cases, a spirit of slow reserve as to assent, infidelity, which claims to despise credulity, is sometimes swift to it.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is possible (and common sense) that there are certain advantages to people's well-being who claim to believe in God.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.^ The man is supposed to have picked up his head, put it under his arm and walked 10,000 miles back to Rome.

    ^ What is it that makes a man with œ10,000 a year anxious to get œ20,000 a year?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ About 10,000 people showed up at Bangor Auditorium, so I only saw his 5 minute stump out in the snow.

    .Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.^ Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.^ Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him a ride.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Continue reading: Religion Sneak Peek -- about conspiracy theories and race in America, plus how the date of Easter is set .

    ^ E-mail entry The entry "Religion Sneak Peek -- about conspiracy theories and race in America, plus how the date of Easter is set" is tagged: racism .

    .
  • We look at gorgeous churches and synagogues, but now they are only 10% to 15% filled.^ H. L. Mencken , Prejudices: Third Series (1917) We look at gorgeous churches and synagogues, but now they are only 10% to 15% filled.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Into this new church other peoples of the world, for they only await the resurrection of Europe to join and become citizens of the celestial kingdom.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now, whether it be one's own vibrating element, or whether it be the external vibrating element, they are both only the vibrating element.
    • http://www.mb-soft.com/believe/txo/buddhism.htm 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.mb-soft.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Those who are there are old; pretty soon they will go to the grave.^ They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old.

    ^ I hope they fix those soon, too.

    ^ Those who are there are old; pretty soon they will go to the grave.
    • Religion - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Then there will be no one.^ For I am God, and there is no one else .
    • The Names of God 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is none righteous, no not one.

    ^ From this statement, we can know that there is only one way to God and that Jesus Christ is that way, no exceptions.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .This is true for all religions.^ Religious bigotry : Many religious people have the erroneous and bigoted belief that only their religion is true and that all other religions are false.
    • Religion - near-death experiences 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All true religions of the world lead us alike to the same goal, namely, to perfection if, of course, they are followed faithfully.
    • Hindu Philosophy [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ ARGUMENT FROM MATH (1) A guy once tried to prove all religions true using math.
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Even that Dionysus is a philosopher, and that gods, too, thus philosophy, seems to me a novelty that is far from innocuous and might arouse suspicion precisely among philosophers.^ JM: But the religious might want to argue, without even reverting to the ontological argument for the existence of God, the fact...
    • The Atheism Tapes- ExChristian.Net - Articles 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC exchristian.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Wherefore, Christ (Maashua) has been present throughout the entire Spiritual Evolution of Man and the entire history of God on earth-even in the New World before the coming of Columbus.

    ^ One might argue that even if God is temporal, the content of his foreknowledge is determined by the occurring of the event in the same way.
    • God and Time [The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.iep.utm.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.^ Also, if there is no God, there is no afterlife.
    • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Atheist: There is no God.
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For I am God, and there is no one else .
    • The Names of God 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron.^ Quote from God, Psalm 14:1.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "For anyone who has consciously rejected God, only a powerful personal experience can evoke faith in God" .
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Christianity, Judaism and Islam all believe in a God or Supreme Being who has a human like personality.

    .
  • I do not think that the real reason why people accept religion is anything to do with argumentation.^ Religion is not as important as some people think .
    • Religion - near-death experiences 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.near-death.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ ARGUMENT FROM MOUNTAINS (1) People used to think gods lived on Mt.
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The only reason I can think of is God.
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They accept religion on emotional grounds.^ My main problem with religion is its claim to know the Truth and if people do not accept that Truth then they are dead wrong (and are going to be punished for it.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because when one subscribes to any one religion, they are forced to accept, and find rational explanations for, some of the most irrational, nay abominable, words ever written by humans.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Terms such as "sect" are rejected on theological grounds as they tend to reduce the Bahá'í religion to a subset of Islam.
    • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .One is often told that it is a very wrong thing to attack religion, because religion makes men virtuous.^ This one is on Magnificat -- the story, often told in music, of Mary's visit from an angel saying she will give birth to the Messiah.

    ^ Therefore one must be obedient, to avoid their anger (if you do not obey) and because to obey is the right thing to do.
    • ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY and JUDAISM 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.solhaam.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One thing humanists generally agree about is that Jesus was the best thing to happen to religion.
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    So I am told; I have not noticed it. .
  • My own view on religion is that of Lucretius.^ Continue reading: Religion Sneak Peek -- why Harry Potter is 'essentially Christian' and more .

    ^ "I have the very greatest fear that my life may hereafter be ruined by my having lost the support of religion" -- Bertrand Russell writing, in code, in a diary at the age of 15.

    ^ I'll answer my own question and tell you how our morals will change when religion is relegated to the fringe cult heap.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I regard it as a disease born of fear and as a source of untold misery to the human race.^ You know, someones born with a genetic disease, no human being had any role in whatsoever in creating that.
    • The Atheism Tapes- ExChristian.Net - Articles 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC exchristian.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Although not all humans are regarded as descendants of the divinities, individuals can be re-born into the extended family of any divinity.

    .I cannot, however, deny that it has made some contributions to civilization.^ Many of us lay claim the contributions our ancestors made to civilization to gain the respect of the rest of humanity.

    ^ This reading list cannot claim to list them all; however, we can identify some of the largest ones.
    • Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I) 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ To do so is to distort history, and to deny India one of it's greatest contributions to world civilization.
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    .It helped in early days to fix the calendar, and it caused Egyptian priests to chronicle eclipses with such care that in time they became able to predict them.^ The stone is rolled back, not papier-mache, not a stone in a story, but the vast rock of materiality that in the slow grinding of time will eclipse for each of us the wide light of day.

    ^ A former Netscaper, she became accustomed to laboring in obscurity during the Mozilla project's early days.

    ^ In humans near the equator, they have over a very large period of time acquire characteristics which help them survive in their surroundings.

    .These two services I am prepared to acknowledge, but I do not know of any others.^ How do you know the minds of all these others who have filled out these forms and answered these polling questions?
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He explained that he noted two extremes: one was the atheist who positively affirmed God’s non-existence (claiming to know that God did not exist) and the other was the theists who positively affirmed God’s existence (claiming to know that God exists).
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As you can see from these last two verse, that makes Jesus different from every other religious leader, prophet, priest or king.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Bertrand Russell, Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization? (1930)
  • Faith: The opposite of dogmatism.^ Peter, the historic greatness of Western civilization was to use Greek mathematics and philosophy to balance Jewish religion.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Many of us lay claim the contributions our ancestors made to civilization to gain the respect of the rest of humanity.

    ^ It made it so that others can contribute software to it, make it easier and better to use.

    .
    • John Ralston Saul, in The Doubter's Companion : A Dictionary of Aggressive Common Sense (1994) : "Faith"
  • Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.^ But the people waging them think that they are.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the people waging them think that they are.” .
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They are distinguished in ecclesiastical law from other common associations of the faithful.
    • Institute on Religious Life | IRL 6 February 2010 13:14 UTC www.religiouslife.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Indeed, I am a free rider, but only in the freedom from one set of cultural traditions usually gathered under the umbrella of religion.^ Bahai's say all faiths lead to God but want all the religion's to come > under the umbrella of the Bahai faith.
    • SourceWatch article "Bahai Faith" (mentioning legal action against OBF) - talk.religion.bahai | Google Groups 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC groups.google.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • SourceWatch article "Bahai Faith" (mentioning legal action against OBF) - alt.religion.islam | Google Groups 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC groups.google.de [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I believe that free will is an illusion; that each event, being a fortuitous combination of particles and forces, can only happen in one way and is thus predetermined (deterministic materialism).
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Marxism, like religion, only works under dictatorship .
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But, like everyone else, I face judges that are in their own ways transcendent and powerful: family and friends, colleagues and peers, mentors and teachers, and society at large.^ Financial debt, the stress associated with working and the ways consumption replaces time with family and friends indicate that more is not always better.
    • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Atheist teachers in the West are bringing up a younger generation in a spirit of hatred of their own society … .
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The judge also noted that he had no power to enforce his own ruling.
    • Islam (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

    .My judges may be lowercased and occasionally deceivable, but they are transcendent of me as an individual, even if they are not transcendent of nature; as such, together, we all stand in a long pilgrim community struggling down the evoloutionary and historical ages trying to live and love and learn to temper our temptations and do the right thing.^ That's my whole thing right there.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He lived for our righteousness.

    ^ And we all think we have right on our side.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I may be free from God, but the god of nature holds me to her temple of judgment no less than her other creations.^ No need to create a new god.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God is other than the core.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no other God in existence.

    .I stand before my maker and judge not in some distant and future ethereal world, but in the reality of this world, a world inhabited not by spiritual and supernatural ephemera, but by real people whose lives are directly affected by my actions, and whose actions directly affect my life.^ I have lived all my life in India.

    ^ People have lived before me and people will live after me.
    • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People have lived before me and people will live after me.” .
    • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Government oppressed the body of the wage-slave, but Religion oppressed his mind, and poisoned the stream of progress at its source.^ It is the religion of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil with the hand, tongue and heart.
    • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Whether it was spelled out by their founding fathers or not, I'd be surprised if that too wasn't at the back of their Deistic minds, as religion and politics aren't a very good mix for either.
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Religion is usually based on divisive absolutes like right and wrong, good and evil, God and Satan, us and them.

  • A Gay and flowery and heated imagination beware of; because the things of God are of deep import; and time, and experience, and careful and ponderous and solemn thoughts can only find them out.^ Time to find out.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's time to find out if we have much in common beyond a disbelief in God or gods.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The only thing is to take me out.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    Thy mind, O man! if thou wilt lead a soul unto salvation, must stretch as high as the utmost heavens, and search into and contemplate the darkest abyss, and the broad expanse of eternity—thou must commune with God.
  • Men of the present time testify of heaven and hell, and have never seen either.^ I doubt if many Christians would convert to Islam if the wager were presented by a Muslim who told them that Muslim Hell is worse than Christian Hell and Muslim Heaven is better than Christian Heaven.

    ^ Being an incurable romantic I have never been in the situation of being in love with two men at the same time!
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In this book he brings to the fore, 8 representational men who in coming to heaven decide they do not want to be there but would rather be in hell.
    • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Joseph Smith Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p.^ Compare the prophet - Joseph Smith - with what is said about a prophet of God in the Bible (Deuteronomy 18:20-22; Jeremiah 14:14-15; 29:8-9) .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Compare the prophet - Joseph Smith - with what is said about a prophet of God in the Bible (Deuteronomy 18:20-22; Jeremiah 14:14-15; 29:8-9)” .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .160
  • The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.^ The best way to understand the experience is by going.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Truth, however maintains the unity of God in such a way as to insist that whatever belongs to God Himself belongs to Him alone.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The plain simply truth is that you can't, and the best you can say is that I have to make myself believe there is a god first and then there will be one."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • But meddle not with any man for his religion: all governments ought to permit every man to enjoy his religion unmolested.^ Religions are all man-made.
    • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This was in a letter to a Baptist church, to reassure them that the U.S. would keep religion and government separate.

    ^ This is where the one world religion is headed and so the secret societies are all linked and usually responsible for the political shifts of history.

    .No man is authorized to take away life in consequence of difference of religion, which all laws and governments ought to tolerate and protect, right or wrong.^ We can’t all be right, and if we are right, then all the other religions are wrong.
    • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What life itself is, no man has fathomed.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Rights like god are man made, and what man giveth man can take away.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Every man has a natural, and, in our country, a constitutional right to be a false prophet, as well as a true prophet.^ For clarity, when the majority of Synergists say that man has free will, what he really means is that causal determinism is false – not that the natural man has the moral ability to chose Christ.

    ^ Since a natural man cannot understand spiritual things unless God grants his Holy Spirit to renew our hearts, he will not come unless first quickened.

    ^ "The one true God is mentioned in places like Genesis 1:26, "Let US make man in our image, in our likeness..."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If I show, verily, that I have the truth of God, and show that ninety-nine out of every hundred professing religious ministers are false teachers, having no authority, while they pretend to hold the keys of God's kingdom on earth, and was to kill them because they are false teachers, it would deluge the whole world with blood.^ Would they worship a Negro God?

    ^ "Because, Abdu´l Baha is in the Abha Kingdom, and that world holds this world so wherever we are, Abdu´l Baha is too."

    ^ Objection 1: It would seem that irony has no place in the Kingdom of God.

    .
  • A legal religion is insufficient to bring the soul into harmony with God.^ "The structure [of the Church] itself will be overthrown, when, in the vivid language of a living writer, 'Human reason leaps into the throne of God and waves her torch over the ruins of the Universe.'"
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That choice brings each into the universal brotherhood and sisterhood of all who are equal in the sight of God.

    ^ The Epiphany, or showing forth of the inner person, is a spiritual initiation into the mystery of the inner life of the soul, which brings the revelation of the innate divinity of man .
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

  • The Discordian Society, we repeat again, is not a complicated joke disguised as a new religion but really a new religion disguised as a complicated joke.^ But to me, the ideal society would be one where the question of religion didn't really arise for people, or if it did, it wasn't a heavy question for them.
    • The Atheism Tapes- ExChristian.Net - Articles 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC exchristian.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Society of Americans for National Existence - Since the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, Americans have begun to take another look at Islam, the "Religion of Peace."

    ^ The reality is that the New Atheist campaign, by discouraging religion, won’t create a new group of intelligent, skeptical, enlightened beings.
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
    Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
    But as sure as God made black and white
    What's down in the dark will be brought to the light.^ It may turn the light on in your head.
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ May God protect and guide you .
    • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then, may God have mercy on your soul.
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Go tell that long tongue liar
    Go and tell that midnight rider
    Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
    Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
    • Anonymous "God's Gonna Cut You Down", traditional folk song
  • Philosophy is questions that may never be answered.^ To begin with, I'm going to answer the question in the title.

    ^ May God protect and guide you .
    • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No, I'm not going to tell you what it is.
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Religion is answers that may never be questioned.^ Questions like this will never be answered.

    ^ Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: godless religions–Questions and Answers Atheism (external article) .
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One of the factors that contributed to the centuries-long period of questioning of religion (which may, or may not, be ending now ) was the advent of critical study of the Bible.

    .
    • Anonymous; quoted in Breaking the Spell : Religion as a Natural Phenomenon (2006) by Daniel C. Dennett, p.^ Hume, whom Dennett does cite, engages in a rigorous investigation of these causes in his Natural History of Religion .

      ^ Daniel Dennett has established in "Breaking the Spell" the concept that the antonym to bright is super (for supernatural worldview).
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Second, the historiography of religion employed by most of these authors, though admittedly not by Daniel Dennett, is one of bringing up only damning evidence.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .17, ISBN 0-670-03472-X
  • Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses among thorns.^ Many Jews believed that their banishment from the land of their nativity to the lands of strangers was “a punishment inflicted by God on his people because of their sins.” [54]   However, other people looked upon their situation as a mixed blessing.
    • Medieval Judaism 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.lightplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In fact, Moses installed Judges to settle disputes (from the insignificant to the complex) among the people, because initially, unlike other ancient societies, they had no King.
    • Organized Religion; A Giant Lie - nanatehay - Open Salon 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yet some our people make the false claims that these pyramids exist in the Americas because African people traveled to the Americas before Columbus.

    • Anonymous, in The Baptist Observer No. 7 - (1966)

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922)

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 661-665.
.
  • Forever doth accompany mankind,
    Hath look'd on no religion scornfully
    That men did ever find.^ Surely this is a sign from You, that two men find each other who have been looking for You without success, who find You in each other.
    • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Christianity | Jewcy.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Organized Religion if you can call it that as 99% of religions or not organized, that is why if you look in any phonebook you find a hundred or more names of churches to go to.
    • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It may be the case there really is no self, or, it's just not what you'd think it is: look at what you find, than take conclusions.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

  • There was never law, or sect, or opinion did so much magnify goodness, as the Christian religion doth.
  • The greatest vicissitude of things amongst men, is the vicissitude of sects and religions.^ "One important thing that religion brings to politics is a certain kind of realism about human nature and human possibilities."
    • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | PBS 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "American-style religion" is very much here to stay, and on the whole that is a good thing—especially for business.

    ^ God indeed commands things which are good, but the reason they are good is because they reflect God’s own nature.
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Religio peperit divitias et filia devoravit matrem.
    • Translated: Religion brought forth riches, and the daughter devoured the mother.
    • Saying of St. Bernard. Religio censum peperit, sed filia matri caussa suæ leti perniti osa fuit. See Reusner's Ænigmatographia. Ed. 2. 1602. Pt. I. Page 361. Heading of an epigram ascribed to Henricus Meibomius.
  • Tant de fiel entre-t-il dans l'âme des dévots? .
    • Translated: Can such bitterness enter into the heart of the devout?
    • Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Lutrin.^ Such things he would learn until he had totally entered into the Kingdom of Heaven and seated with the Heavenly Father Heru in his throne of glory.

      ^ The unclean spirit enters into such a one.

      ^ As the “heart has sprouted wings,” you are now ready to enter into dhyana.

      I. 12.
  • Curva trahit mites, pars pungit acuta rebelles. .
    • Translated: The crooked end obedient spirits draws,
      The pointed, those rebels who spurn at Christian laws.
    • Broughton, Dictionary of all Religions.^ Those who commit sin are not Christians.
      • Religion: The Appendix of Modern Society 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.adequacy.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Salvation is for those who are obedient (Heb.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ This is, as those who have sorted through this program's various levels of irony will confirm, an example of religion, the Christian religion, actually getting punched around a bit on a major American cable channel: Comedy Central .

      (1756). .The croisier is pointed at one end and crooked at the other.^ At that point, one ends up winning.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ One other point, Lindajean, .
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ It is similar to talking on a cell phone all day long with no one on the other end.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ."Curva trahit, quos virga regit, pars ultima pungit"; is the Motto on the Episcopal staff said to be preserved at Toulouse.
  • Persecution is a bad and indirect way to plant religion.^ Meditation and Concentration Sri Ramana Maharshi said "This path (attention to the ' I ' ) is the direct path; all others are indirect ways.
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I also said that ‘indirect responsible for more..’, not MOST. So your point about Catholism not being the dominant religion is irrelevant.
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Well, fair enough, but it was also Lewis who said that we moderns had to relearn religion from scratch, and that myths were the way to do it.
    • Christianity | Jewcy.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Speak low to me, my Saviour, low and sweet
    From out the hallelujahs, sweet and low,
    Lest I should fear and fall, and miss Thee so
    Who art not missed by any that entreat.^ Plus a run to the grocery store with my friend Samantha, dinner out with Abby , Shawn and ART (who I introduced to refried beans and guacamole, because her parents and I are probably slightly warped).

    ^ Those people who go out and get remarried fall into the same divorce statistics as the one's doing it for the first time.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ According to French art historian, Rene Grousset (1885-1952) who speaks of the Trimurti statue at Elephanta Caves : .
    • Hindu Wisdom - Symbolism in Hinduism 11 January 2010 23:23 UTC www.hinduwisdom.info [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The body of all true religion consists, to be sure, in obedience to the will of the Sovereign of the world, in a confidence in His declarations, and in imitation of His perfections.^ We are concerned with all of the great religions of the world.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But if denial of the statement is also true, then all religions are not true.

    ^ God is sovereign and works his will in history, and the goal of all things in this world is the complete glorification of Jesus Christ as Lord (Phil.
    • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • But the religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principle of resistance, it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.^ All human religions and mythic narratives are cultural ciphers for something we can never perceive or know, but they nevertheless contain our cultural reflection of the unknowable.
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is certainly no coincidence that two Christian cultures notoriously resistant to change—Ulster Protestantism and Irish Catholicism—should have been involved in the Northern Ireland conflict.

    ^ Of most importance were the traditions that covered history - our knowledge of Mohammed's life is dependent largely on hadith - law, and religion.

    .
  • The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own.^ Kheiralla’s defection from the Faith—he attempted to set up an independent religion of his own—was a serious but temporary setback.
    • Baha'i Faith - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If I criticize religion or stand up for homosexuality, a few might not only be upset at me for doing those things, but also because they associate their religion and their prejudice toward homosexuality with their race.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Actually professionals are people who set up NGOs for one particular cause and then they spend the rest of their efforts in raising funds for it.

    • Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society. Preface. Vol. .I. P. 7.
  • People differ in their discourse and profession about these matters, but men of sense are really but of one religion.^ But in a larger sense, does it really matter?

    ^ These people number about 6152.

    ^ "One important thing that religion brings to politics is a certain kind of realism about human nature and human possibilities."
    • Religion & Ethics Newsweekly | PBS 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

    * * * "What religion?" * * * the Earl said, "Men of sense never tell it."
    • Bishop Burnet, History of his Own Times. Vol. I. Bk. I. Sec. .96. Footnote by Onslow, referring to Earl of Shaftesbury.
  • An Atheist's laugh's a poor exchange
    For Deity offended!^ In a footnote reference to his claims that in Yorb theology the Deity created the world in four days, Idowu refers us to page 112 of his book, were we read the following: .

    .
  • G__ knows I'm no the thing I should be,
    Nor am I even the thing I could be,
    But twenty times I rather would be
    An atheist clean,
    Than under gospel colours hid be,
    Just for a screen.^ I know of no one who can, or could.

    ^ No time (as we know it), no arising.
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because, under no circumstances should it be… .
    • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

  • One religion is as true as another.
    • Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy. Bk. III. Sec. IV. Memb. 2. Subsec. 1.
  • As if Religion were intended
    For nothing else but to be mended.
    • Butler, Hudibras. Pt. .I. Canto I. L. 205.
  • Synods are mystical Bear-gardens,
    Where Elders, Deputies, Church-wardens,
    And other Members of the Court,
    Manage the Babylonish sport.^ Cloning — You become a clone of the cult leader or other elder cult members.
    • The Cult Test, Questions 0 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In other words, all persons who are members of a local church are considered to be a part of the visible church .

    • Butler, Hudibras. Pt. .I. Canto III. L. 1,095.
  • So 'ere the storm of war broke out,
    Religion spawn'd a various rout
    Of petulant capricious sects,
    The maggots of corrupted texts,
    That first run all religion down,
    And after every swarm its own.^ It seems, through my various readings, that most wars were caused in the name of “religion” (my religion is more sacred than yours).
    • Why I Left Judaism | Real Zionist News 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC www.realjewnews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And in doing so the terrorists were waging a matricidal war on a people whose religion and religion, history and culture was their own cradle.
    • Hindu Customs in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism - Socio-cultural Interchange between Religious Communities in India 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The US avoided, at all costs, getting into either the first or second world war.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Butler, Hudibras. Pt. .III. Canto II. L. 7.
  • There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.^ The argument that there is no evidence for it is true.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There was no spirit of rivalry on intolerance.
    • CHAPTER - VI 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.jainworld.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no doubt in my mind.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

  • His religion at best is an anxious wish,]], like that of Rabelais, a great Perhaps.
    • Carlyle, Essays. .Burns.
  • On the whole we must repeat the often repeated saying, that it is unworthy a religious man to view an irreligious one either with alarm or aversion; or with any other feeling than regret, and hope, and brotherly commiseration.^ It's either one or the other.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one MUST separate them but no one must NOT separate them either.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am not saying other objects must have consciousness to feel this oneness.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Carlyle, Essays. .Voltaire.
  • I realized that ritual will always mean throwing away something; Destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.^ That does not mean their belief in God is real.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But there is always a danger when our knowledge is not accurate that we are not worshiping the same God revealed in the Scriptures, would you not agree?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I understand the heavy importance placed upon procreation in the bible -- more people = more god followers, but there are too many people and if we continue to multiply in such large numbers we will destroy our planet with overconsumption.
    • The Evil of Christianity | Progressive U 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.progressiveu.org [Source type: Original source]

  • The rigid saint, by whom no mercy's shown
    To saints whose lives are better than his own.^ If the true reality is emptiness, then lounging beside a pool in the sun is truly no better than being in a concentration camp."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Many people use religion because it is a lot easier than taking responsibility for their own lives.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our Whole Lives, a product of Unitarian-Universalists and the United Church of Christ, has proved popular at both churches, each has trained more than 1,000 teachers.
    • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Deos placatos pictas efficiet et sanctitas. .
    • Translated: Piety and holiness of life will propitiate the gods.
    • Cicero, De Officiis.^ The chief object of the translator or translators was to show that 'the Mysteries of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Incarnate God were anciently known to the Chinese nation.'
      • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

      ^ We are able to live a more noble life in imitation of the perfect holiness of God (Mt.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ God chose ahead of time that all who believe in Christ and who live a holy life will be saved.
      • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

      II. 3.
  • Res sacros non modo manibus attingi, sed ne cogitatione quidem violari fas fuit. .
    • Translated: Things sacred should not only be untouched with the hands, but unviolated in thought.
    • Cicero, Orationes in Verrem.^ Again the correct quote would be, "the only things that we should take as certain, are those conclusions that have come about through scientific testing".
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Hence, one should, in speech, thought and deed, do only acts that are good.
      • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

      ^ And it remains the only system of thought, where the process of maintaining bad ideas in perpetual immunity from criticism is considered a sacred act.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      II. 4. 45.
  • Forth from his dark and lonely hiding place,
    (Portentous sight!) the owlet atheism,
    .Sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon,
    Drops his blue-fring'd lids, and holds them close,
    And hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven,
    Cries out, "Where is it?"
    ^ The first thing to point out is that Christianity does not hold to a works-based salvation doctrine and thus, good deeds do not “buy” Heaven.
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Coleridge, Fears in Solitude.
  • Life and the Universe show spontaneity;
    Down with ridiculous notions of Deity!^ Plus, I'm a real scientist an astronomer with a PhD. (6) My Really Big Numbers Theory shows that God must have created the universe and life.
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]


    Churches and creeds are lost in the mists;
    Truth must be sought with the Positivists. .
  • Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but – live for it.^ That was a bit of a shock for me, because I’ve spent a couple of years writing about how the books are devoid of anything resembling explicit religion.

    • C. C. Colton, Lacon. Vol. .I XXV.
  • Religion, if in heavenly truths attired,
    Needs only to be seen to be admired.^ Harris needs to give up his scapegoating of Islamic terrorism as a violent mindset propagated only by the ethos of the religion.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
    • The Names of God 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.ldolphin.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Many religions may offer ethical and spiritual insights, but only Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Cowper, Expostulation. L. 492.
  • The Cross!
    .There, and there only (though the deist rave,
    And atheist, if Earth bears so base a slave);
    There and there only, is the power to save.
    ^ Yet, this statement, though admittedly fictional, is based upon typical atheist statements.
    • Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC creation.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When religion is a fringe fraternity then, and only then, will there be no need for an atheist banner.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Cowper, The Progress of Error. L. 613.
  • Religion does not censure or exclude
    Unnumbered pleasures, harmlessly pursued.
    • Cowper, Retirement. L. 782.
  • Pity! Religion has so seldom found
    A skilful guide into poetic ground!
    The flowers would spring where'er she deign'd to stray
    And every muse attend her in her way.
    • Cowper, Table Talk. L. 688.
  • Sacred religion! Mother of Form and Fear!
  • "As for that," said Waldenshare, "sensible men are all of the same religion." "Pray what is that?" inquired the Prince. "Sensible men never tell."
    • Benjamin Disraeli, Endymion. Ch. LXXXI. Borrowed from Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper (Lord Shaftesbury.)
    • .
  • You can and you can't – You shall and you shan't – You will and you won't – And you will be damned if you do – And you will be damned if you don't.^ If you don't act as though the Christian God existed, then we won't let you see him.
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If I ever find out that you don't believe in God, you won't get any money for college !
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So I asked him, “So, its like, if you don’t go our way, you will be damned to hell?” .
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Dow ("Crazy Dow") defining Calvinism, in Reflections on the Love of God, by L. D.
  • Gardez-vous bien de lui les jours qu'il communie.^ Le labyrinthe de Chartres en version sol c'est--dire tel qu'il existe encore sur le sol de la cathdrale de Chartres.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Second, you will certainly be doing the impossible in de-converting the true believer, for that would cause them to deny the true God who purchased their life and who has shown His love to them.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Le labyrinthe de Reims en version sol c'est--dire tel qu'il est suppos avoir exist sur le sol de la cathdrale de Reims.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Translated: Beware of him the days that he takes Communion.
    • Du Lorens, Satires.^ One day his brother-in-law who had come on a visit to Nanak's place decided to take Nanak with him and install him in Government service.
      • Hindu Customs in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism - Socio-cultural Interchange between Religious Communities in India 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.hindubooks.org [Source type: Original source]

      .I.
  • L'institut des Jesuites est une épée dont la poigée est à Rome et la pointe partout.^ Le labyrinthe de Chartres en version sol c'est--dire tel qu'il existe encore sur le sol de la cathdrale de Chartres.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Islamisme, laïcité, et droits de lhomme: un siècle de débat sans cesse reporté au sein de la pensée arabe contemporaine .

    ^ Le public est un «ensemble indéfini d'individus issus de la population».

    • Translated: The Order of Jesuits is a sword whose handle is at Rome and whose point is everywhere.
    • André M. J. Dupin, Procès de tendance (1825). Quoted by him as found in a letter to Mlle. Voland from Abbé Raynal. .Rousseau quotes it from D'Aubigné–Anti-Coton, who ascribes it to the saying of the Society of Jesus which is "a sword, the blade of which is in France, and the handle in Rome."
  • I do not find that the age or country makes the least difference; no, nor the language the actors spoke, nor the religion which they professed whether Arab in the desert or Frenchman in the Academy, I see that sensible men and conscientious men all over the world were of one religion.^ Who is saying they can't have X with love?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In all of his thirteen Epistles he does not quote a single saying of Jesus.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They were the one's trying to take over the world.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Emerson, Lectures and Biographical Sketches. The Preacher. .P. 215.
  • I like the church, I like a cowl,
    I love a prophet of the soul;
    And on my heart monastic aisles
    Fall like sweet strains or pensive smiles;
    Yet not for all his faith can see,
    Would I that cowlèd churchman be.^ I have faith that my wife will love me forever.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know that you are probably avoiding getting between Gad and I, like the plague, but I would love for you to weigh in on our current debate.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yet all the time we hear people saying things like “ I’d die for a piece of chocolate right now .” .
    • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Die Theologie ist die Anthropologie. .
    • Translated: Theology is Anthropology.
    • Feuerbach, Wesen des Christenthums.
  • There are at bottom but two possible religions – that which rises in the moral nature of man, and which takes shape in moral commandments, and that which grows out of the observation of the material energies which operate in the external universe.^ And two…..is Black Liberation Theology a religion?
    • Does Barack Obama’s religion matter? [Karl] 21 January 2010 9:46 UTC proteinwisdom.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Is there other living parts of the energy/matter out there?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For clarity, when the majority of Synergists say that man has free will, what he really means is that causal determinism is false – not that the natural man has the moral ability to chose Christ.

    • Froude, Short Studies on Great Subjects. Calvinism. .P. 20.
  • Sacrifice is the first element of religion, and resolves itself in theological language into the love of God.^ We love because God loved us first!
    • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "The structure [of the Church] itself will be overthrown, when, in the vivid language of a living writer, 'Human reason leaps into the throne of God and waves her torch over the ruins of the Universe.'"
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ OLD TESTAMENT PERIOD The city and tower of Babel were mankind's first attempt to unite the people of the world into a global religion.
    • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Froude, Short Studies on Great Subjects.^ Read this short article to see a challenge to even the great Spurgeon's remarks on Romans 9 on this subject.

      ^ For further exploration of this subject I highly recommend that everyone study the short online document called The Cambridge Declaration .

      .Sea Studies.
  • But our captain counts the image of God, nevertheless, his image]], cut in ebony as if done in ivory; and in the blackest Moors he sees the representation of the King of heaven.
    • Fuller, Holy and Profane States.^ "The one true God is mentioned in places like Genesis 1:26, "Let US make man in our image, in our likeness..."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Now try this one: What is it God never sees, Kings see seldom and we see every day?
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ A State that would exclude or discriminate against the other religions is not suitable for this land made holy by God for all of humanity.” .

      .The Good Sea-Captain.^ He is a captain who does not know the way, but he can handle a ship and has a good feeling for the sea.
      • Church of the Churchless: Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC hinessight.blogs.com [Source type: Original source]

      .Maxim 5.
  • Indeed, a little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery; but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.^ Julien has translated the fabulous legend of Ko Hung of our fourth century about him.
    • The Texts of Taoism 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC terebess.hu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’d mentioned that I was pulling together something about a study that looks at the relationship between psychiatry and religion among U.S. doctors.

    ^ Obedience to God's commandments based on love for Him and love for all human beings is what real religion is about.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Fuller, Holy and Profane States. The True Church Antiquary. Maxim 1.
  • Am I my brother's keeper?
    • Book of Genesis. .IV. 9.
  • We do ourselves wrong, and too meanly estimate the holiness above us, when we deem that any act or enjoyment good in itself, is not good to do religiously.^ Religion is usually based on divisive absolutes like right and wrong, good and evil, God and Satan, us and them.

    ^ Whenever we find that our religious life is making us feel that we are good - above all, that we are better than someone else - I think we may be sure that we are being acted on, not by God, but by the devil.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The act of adultery is wrong, but Jesus taught us to avoid lust in our hearts (Mt.
    • What is Christianity? 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.afn.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Hawthorne, Marble Faun. Bk. II. Ch. .VII.
  • From Greenland's icy mountains,
    From India's coral strand,
    Where Afric's sunny fountains
    Roll down their golden sand;
    From many an ancient river,
    From many a palmy plain,
    They call us to deliver
    Their land from error's chain.^ It's been dragging us down for many, many years.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why are there so many versions of what happened, how God feels and what he wants from us, but he has never come down to set the record straight in all this time?
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "The Ewe people were therefore not only established in the region of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, they were also established in Ancient Egypt and their story was part of Ancient Egyptian history, literature, and folklore.

  • La couronne vaut bien une messe (Paris vaut bien une messe.) .
    • Translated: The crown, (or Paris), is well worth a mass.
    • Attributed to Henry IV.
  • Religion stands on tiptoe in our land,
    Ready to pass to the American strand.^ Nowadays, the only real leg religion has to stand on is being able to say “Science can’t explain the origin of life and everything,” and, of course, attributes it to God.
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "We think our new approach will appeal to students who are interested in religion and study the Bible, as well as students who want to speak Modern Hebrew."

    ^ Inasmuch as Harris is an american (i posit he's a libertarian), it is clear that he has no sense of standing collectively with either his fellow atheists or exploring the collective joy that religions also sell to people.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Herbert, The Church Militant. .L. 235.
  • Dresse and undresse thy soul: mark the decay
    And growth of it: if, with thy watch, that too
    Be down, then winde up both: since we shall be
    Most surely judged, make thy accounts agree.^ Most Muslim jurists agree that fertility management is permissible, and that pleasure in sexual intercourse is a right for both men and women.
    • Faith, Religion and Population of WOA!! World Population Awareness 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Or was he just brought up as one, since most Austrians were then and still are today?
    • Religion: The Appendix of Modern Society 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.adequacy.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Herbert, Temple. Church Porch. St. 76.
  • My Fathers and Brethren, this is never to be forgotten that New England is originally a plantation of religion, not a plantation of trade.
    • John Higginson, Election Sermon. .The Cause of God and His People in New England.^ ARGUMENT FROM NEW AGEYNESS (1) If enough people just believe, God will exist.
      • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ People using the First Cause Argument always make the assumption that their god did the creating.

      ^ New Heaven & New Earth : God indwells all of His people.
      • Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Religion 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC watch.pair.com [Source type: Original source]

      .May 27, 1663.
  • No solemn, sanctimonious face I pull,
    Nor think I'm pious when I'm only bilious—
    Nor study in my sanctum supercilious
    To frame a Sabbath Bill or forge a Bull.^ I think jail may be a good thing, since it's harder to harm others while in jail, and the environment does lend itself to facing some basic form of reality.
    • The Ohmtastic Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ohmtastic.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, vol 23, no 3, 2005 UC users only Morey, Anne.
    • Religion and Myth in the Movies: A Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Posted by Bill Luse on May 27, 2007 4:49 AM .

    .
    • Hood, Ode to Rae Wilson.
  • Should all the banks of Europe crash,
    The bank of England smash,
    Bring all your notes to Zion's bank,
    You're sure to get your cash.^ You're all over the place.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Are you sure : ) Duly noted.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You're going to be all right."
    • Christianity | Jewcy.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Henry Hoyt, Zion's Bank, or Bible Promises Secured to all Believers.^ But seriously, all this is predicated one one big assumption: that the Bible is in fact what its authors said it is and what they and countless followers sincerely believed and believe it to be.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ In the US approximately 80% of all people believe in a creator God: 78% believe the Bible is the word of God and 79% believe in the second coming of Jesus.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ As I looked at the scriptures, I would sometimes throw up my hands in frustration, believing it was impossible to reconcile all that the Bible taught in this area.

      Pub. in .Boston, 1857. Probably a reprint of English origin.
  • My creed is this:
    Happiness is the only good.^ Finally, I cannot claim with certainty that my definition of happiness is completely original with me.
    • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By 10am when my uncle would have attended to about 30 patients, this private hospital (on a good day) might only have attended to 10 patients.

    ^ Only when you are connected with Super Energy can you feel Good, Alive, Joyous, High, Happy, In Tune, Do All Day, In the Zone.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]


    The place to be happy is here.
    The time to be happy is now.
    .The way to be happy is to help make others so.^ They appoint the other branch of the faith who represent them, and while having no “power” help to make things run smoothly.

    ^ While eliminating the MWP helps the warmists make their graphs appear more convincing, it in no way proves catastrophic AGW. .
    • Copenhagen climate summit: 'most important paper in the world' is a glorified UN press release – Telegraph Blogs 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC blogs.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ In some mysterious way, doing what Jesus told us to can make anyone happy.
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

  • I belong to the Great Church which holds the world within its starlit aisles; that claims the great and good of every race and clime; that finds with joy the grain of gold in every creed, and floods with light and love the germs of good in every soul.^ I believe that there is in this world a battle between the believers, representing the forces of light, and the nonbelievers, representing the forces of darkness, and that ultimately good will conquer evil.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ James 2:14 - What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works?

    ^ A race without a strong, active, lively spiritual (therefore philosophical) outlook of its own is not only voiceless in world affairs, it is as good as dead.

    • Robert G. Ingersoll, Declaration in Discussion with Rev. Henry M. Field on Faith and Agnosticism. Farrell's Life. Vol. .VI.
  • I envy them, those monks of old
    Their books they read, and their beads they told.^ Dear Beloved in Christ, In my reading and study, I am oftentimes reminded of what C. S. Lewis said one time concerning the reading of old books.

    ^ And when we gave them some new prayer books and a copy of Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, they wanted to read prayers with us right away.

    ^ He told me what he knew, gave me a book of his to read, which invoked the same passages about the still small voice.
    • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Christianity | Jewcy.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • G. P. R. James, The Monks of Old.
  • Sir, I think all Christians, whether Papists or Protestants, agree in the essential articles, and that their religious differences are trivial, and rather political than religious.^ This is the essential difference between Islam and Christianity.

    ^ Gad, I think we agree on all essentials, and on how to tackle the rest.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On this we can all agree with other Christians.

  • Other hope had she none, nor wish in life, but to follow
    Meekly, with reverent steps, the sacred feet of her Saviour.^ I believe that the purpose of life is to follow an orderly and reverent existence in accord with Li, propriety or virtue, so as to become the Superior Man.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ HINDUS believe that all life is sacred, to be loved and revered, and therefore practice ahimsa, "noninjury."
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I believe that all life is sacred, to be loved and revered, and therefore practice ahimsa, noninjury in thought, word and deed.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Longfellow, Evangeline. Pt. .II. V. L. 35.
  • Puritanism, believing itself quick with the seed of religious liberty, laid, without knowing it, the egg of democracy.^ You cannot truly Love, trust & believe in God without knowing that the corrupt among them all are going to burn in Hell.

    ^ This speaks to me as a means of experiencing transience without believing in the supernatural---that science has a component that will bring mystical experiences out of the religious fray and into the empirical domain.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In Vancouver, you probably couldn't swing a rosary without hitting a non-believer: non-religious citizens outnumber Catholics and Protestants according to the 2001 census.
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    • Lowell, Among My Books. .New England Two Centuries Ago.
  • God is not dumb, that he should speak no more;
    If thou hast wanderings in the wilderness
    And find'st not Sinai, 'tis thy soul is poor.^ No, I'm not going to explain why God should be rational.
    • Hundreds of Proofs of God�s Existence 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC www.godlessgeeks.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Strictly speaking, one should say that the person has two parts: ara (the body) and the soul complex (m, Or and s).

    ^ God remain constant and is of no respect to any particular person, yet there are particular persons that is of respect to God and in so being should be particular about God, the one and only constant in the Universe and beyond.

    .
    • Lowell, Bibliolatres.
  • But he turned up his nose at their murmuring and shamming,
    And cared (shall I say?^ Krishna says: "Giving up all the formalities of religion, come unto Me, take refuge in Me, I shall make thee free from sins, sorrows and sufferings".
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    ) not a d—n for their damning;
    .So they first read him out of their church and next minute
    Turned round and declared he had never been in it.
    ^ You did not address the issue that Paul never heard of or read the gospels and your reply on his gnostic out look.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can email me at him@tmrykert.com and I can send it to you by email, or I can try and find out what they are flagging and alter it, but I can't figure out what it is.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Side note, if you really study the bible you will see that Paul never met Jesus, never heard of or read the gospels and really had a gnostic out look.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Lowell, A Fable for Critics. L. 876.
  • Tantum religio potuit suadere malorum! .
    • Translated: How many evils has religion caused!
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura.^ How can one objectively conclude that God does not exist just because of the existence of many different religions?
      • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Pat Robertson represents, for many people, the evil side of organized religion.

      ^ This goes to the heart of the issue, which is the material basis for how religion ends up causing people to commit violence against each other.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      .I. 102.
  • Blessed is the man that hath not walked in the way of the Sacramentarians, nor sat in the seat of the Zwinglians, nor followed the Council of the Zurichers.^ Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked...
    • The Simpsons Archive: Religion on the Simpsons 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC www.snpp.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I do not walk into my neighbour’s house and criticise them on the way they seat guests at their dinner parties, after all.
    • Islam | Jewcy.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.jewcy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.^ And at first, I was cynical because of these hate messages on the Internet.
    • The Ohmtastic Blog 19 January 2010 9:54 UTC www.ohmtastic.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Macaulay, History of England. Vol. I. Ch. II.
  • No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
  • It was a friar of orders grey
    Walked forth to tell his beads. .
  • Religion, which true policy befriends,
    Designed by God to serve man's noblest ends,
    Is by that old deceiver's subtle play
    Made the chief party in its own decay,
    And meets the eagle's destiny, whose breast
    Felt the same shaft which his own feathers drest.^ Concerning man's inability to come to God on his own, which statement is true: .

    ^ Religions are simply vain man-made methods to reach God.
    • The real God is HOLY [Archive] - Lebanese Forces Official Forums 20 September 2009 1:46 UTC www.lebanese-forces.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When it is reached, man has fulfilled his destiny as the man-God.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    • [[K. Phillips. .On Controversies in Religion.
  • The Puritan did not stop to think; he recognized God in his soul, and acted.^ After all no one would ever think of taking harmless musings of god and mind powers and turn them in to a religion(s), would they?
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think it was Gandhi that said "God has no religion"...and I think that it why a number of us who aren't much enamoured with religion take great delight...
    • The Tyee — Preaching the Word of Atheism 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC thetyee.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sure god or whatever is probably a good thing but common, stop messing with people who dont care what you think.
    • Google vs. God - Googlified 27 January 2010 23:57 UTC googlified.com [Source type: Original source]

  • We have a Calvinistic creed, a Popish liturgy, and an Arminian clergy.
    • William Pitt (Earl of Chatham), See Prior's Life of Burke. Ch. .X. (1790).
  • So upright Quakers please both man and God.^ He is both God and man (Col.

    ^ ME: "Therefore the eternal God took on a second nature, that of a human being, both fully man and fully God."
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Logically something cannot be both A and B at the same time, which you yourself have argued for, yet in the next breath you claimthat Jesus was both A) man and B) god at the same time.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

  • To happy convents, bosom'd deep in vines,
    Where slumber abbots purple as their wines.
  • Religion, blushing, veils her sacred fires,
    And unawares Morality expires.
  • For virtue's self may too much zeal be had;
    The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
  • I think while zealots fast and frown,
    And fight for two or seven,
    That there are fifty roads to town,
    And rather more to Heaven.^ When the media reports on a political stories there is nothing they enjoy more than a stark contrast between two people or viewpoints.
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And fight them on until there is no more persecution.

    ^ The rest of the text — the very fact that there is more to the text — makes these two readings, particularly the last, the most common ones.
    • Taoism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC plato.stanford.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Praed, Chant of Brazen Head. St. 8.
  • He that hath no cross deserves no crown. .
  • Ils ont les textes pour eux; disait-il, j'en suis faché pour les textes.^ Le labyrinthe de Chartres en version sol c'est--dire tel qu'il existe encore sur le sol de la cathdrale de Chartres.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Le labyrinthe de Reims en version sol c'est--dire tel qu'il est suppos avoir exist sur le sol de la cathdrale de Reims.
    • The Kundalini Kriyass of Kriya Yoga!! Energy Enhancement Meditation Course Level 1 14 January 2010 9:19 UTC www.energyenhancement.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Translated: They have the texts in their favor; said he, so much the worse for the texts.
    • Royer-Collard, Words of disapproval of the Fathers of Port Royal on their doctrine of grace.
  • Humanity and Immortality consist neither in reason, nor in love; not in the body, nor in the animation of the heart of it, nor in the thoughts and stirrings of the brain of it;]], but in the dedication of them all to Him who will raise them up at the last day.
    • Ruskin, Stones of Venice.^ People find God when they search for Him with all their heart.
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ All that may be said of Him is: He is.
      • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day."
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
      • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

      Vol. I. Ch. .II.
  • Religion is like the fashion, one man wears his doublet slashed, another laced, another plain; but every man has a doublet; so every man has a religion.^ But religion keeps them alien to one another.

    ^ It’s all one mans preference over another’s.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One man’s food is another man’s poison.
    • http://www.hinduism.co.za 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hinduism.co.za [Source type: Original source]

    We differ about the trimming.
  • [Lord Shaftesbury said] "All wise men are of the same religion."^ We all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.

    ^ I'm sure the same could be said for all the stages of evolution that you claim to exist.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The same cannot be said of the teaching for faith-based religions.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    Whereupon a lady in the room … demanded what that religion was. .To whom Lord Shaftesbury straight replied, "Madam, wise men never tell."^ Apart from Him, whom God has made Lord and Christ, there is no other name under heaven given to men, by which we are to be saved.

    • Lord Shaftesbury (Said by first and third Earl). John Toland, Clidophorus. Ch. .XIII. Attributed to Samuel Rogers by Froude]], Short Studies on Great Subjects.^ Read this short article to see a challenge to even the great Spurgeon's remarks on Romans 9 on this subject.

      ^ For further exploration of this subject I highly recommend that everyone study the short online document called The Cambridge Declaration .

      Plea for the Free Discussion of Theological Difficulties. .Attributed also to Franklin.
  • I always thought
    It was both impious and unnatural
    That such immanity and bloody strife
    Should reign among professors of one faith.^ I am an example of how one can embrace God and still believe at the same time that scientific explanations should always trump religious ones.
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

    ^ (Does the attempt to locate a common source for faith and reason attributed to Derrida -- guru of late-seventies comp-lit professors -- below illuminate matters any?

    ^ Such an opposition also remains as long as both emptiness and compassion have not attained perfection, and the perfection of one implies the perfection of the other.

  • In religion,
    What damned error, but some sober brow
    Will bless it and approve it with a text. .
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice.^ To the ADL, the reference to "money lenders" recalls the stereotype of Shylock, the enduringly controversial character from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.
      • In Good Faith: Judaism - A blog for news and discussion on matters of faith - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 0:12 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: General]

      Act III. Sc. .2. L. 77.
  • The moon of Mahomet
    Arose, and it shall set:
    While, blazoned as on heaven's immortal noon,
    The cross leads generations on.^ I believe the soul is immortal and upon death crosses over Hell by a narrow bridge -- the good crossing safely to Heaven and the evil falling into Hell.
    • How to Become a Hindu, Chapter 6: Beliefs of All the World's Religions 14 January 2010 7:18 UTC www.himalayanacademy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him ?

    • Shelley, Hellas. L. 237.
  • A religious life is a struggle and not a hymn.
    • Madame de Staël, Corinne. Bk. X. Ch. .V.
  • Religion has nothing more to fear than not being sufficiently understood.^ Atheism is nothing more than a conclusion.

    ^ Nothing says religion to me like than a half-naked dancer hanging upside down off a man’s shoulders flashing mudras .
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We presume you believe that organized religion has done more good than harm.
    • Guest Voices: Has Organized Religion Done More Harm or More Good? - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 18 September 2009 7:56 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Stanislaus (King of Poland), Maxims. No. 36.
  • What religion is he of?
    Why, he is an Anythingarian.
  • He made it a part of his religion, never to say grace to his meat.^ "Religion for the most part is a man made philosophy.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I have never made any statements saying people should not be honest.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Zoo employees, religious leaders and others spoke in opposition , saying religion shouldn’t be part of the taxpayer-funded scientific institution.
    • Sepia Mutiny: Religion Archives 15 September 2009 2:26 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

  • We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.^ Is love enough to make us happy?
    • Alltop - Top Religion News 28 January 2010 0:44 UTC religion.alltop.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But religion keeps them alien to one another.

    ^ Helping one another, they will arrive at non-duality that makes their perfection’ (pp.

    • Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects. Collected by Pope and Swift. Found in Spectator No. .459.
  • Honour your parents; worship the gods; hurt not animals.^ LJ: "Peter, so you are saying you would want to live in a theocracy that “quells the words of LJ and atheists” as long as you could worship your God?"
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These are just my thoughts on the topic for I am not aware of God giving the reason for your questions about animals, so all I can do is infer from the text a possible reason.
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8:48 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
    • On Faith Panelists Blog: The Problem with Atheism - Sam Harris 19 January 2010 8