Religion is defined. It has meaning within many different languages. There are roughly 6,500 languages spoken in the world today. That does not include languages called argots. An argot as defined by dictionary.reference.com is a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication.
As a generality Religion within the spoken English Language means the following: (from dictionary.reference.com)
[ri-lij-uh n] Show IPA
1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
4. the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
5. the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
This author sees not any mention of a deity specific or otherwise. There is mention of:
~ Agencies either superhuman or not
~ Devotional and ritual observances
~ Moral code of conduct
~ These are agreed to in some manner of responsibility, which varies.
~ A group or body adhering to a set of beliefs and practices or the religion as a concept
~ Life of service with no mention of compensation in form or format
~ The practice of religious beliefs and rituals of pertaining to
Generically God or god is defined as a supreme being. Religions seek understanding through observations, comparisons, contrasts, logic, presumptions and assumptions, and communication to offer a definition for or of a god or God. However, that is not this discussion or the question sought.
Question #1) How many religions does an individual have in a life? Consider going to the health club, going to work, going to a club, memberships of this or that, and etc. Are each of those a religious act and/or actions with events, yet are separate while being a part there of something greater?
A supreme being could be simply defined as greater than and of something. There is content within a context. Being is simply a fact or 'Be.' There is an act or actions, of which is '-ing.' The combined form is a fact in or of an act or action. Next we have greater than the beginning, which is 'A,' the fact of existence or 'be,' and acting upon or the action of becoming 'being.' Thus, 'A Supreme Being' offers consideration of mathematics, which philosophically asks, "Are the sum of the parts greater than the whole?"
Question #2) Metaphorically speaking with this thought ponder, "Does that have meaning symbolically that HubPages is both a god and a Religion?!"
Open for and of discussion . . .
Advice is Remember to smile while having fun, fun, fun . . . with words and thoughts of this or that when why occurs as how becomes more or less while here as us and/or them . . .
To me, religion is all about God, but not everyone feels the same way. A belief in what is moral and correct, a guide to live our lives in love. Believing that we make a difference as we live our lives and that the earth, whether we call it mother earth or whatever, is part of our responsibility while we are here. Honoring our parents and always showing respect are parts of all religions. So, after all of that I guess God does not have to be a part of religion, I just feel He is.
Well said, respected, and honored. A cool part about a thought exercise is there really is not a conclusion. It is more a pondering and sharing for others to consider. Sometimes amazing thoughts are brought forth with the uniqueness of individuality. No likenesses or differences only sharing a view.
Be it from there or here or higher or lower or left or right across or behind or even in front. No matter, only a portion of the collective mind. Sometimes with oddity and without, singular minds will change with the occurrence of free thought rather than by persuasion and sometimes it may take a lifetime. Again, no matter, only free thought.
Hey, Mary, I was brainstorming with a couple friends seeking advice of a wiz of a mind with causing wishes to come true. In the position you are with a sceptre in old English and scepter in modern English I suggested they petition you for advice. These two young ladies may be contacting you in some form in the next few days.
I hope you are acceptable to their seeking of wisdom for a journey of Great Importance. They are together a pair of princesses and one has a Knight with her pretty much always, whom I know well - Sir Maximilian. He is a knight of the thirteenth realm. Much more wiser than I and experienced of things I have not any knowledge too. It is my hope they share with you sooner than later. If there is news feel free to message me the news.
Yes, it is necessary for a religion to have a god or something that comes from of higher order. People are lost and they need assurance, they long for guidance, they need a higher figure that could make them feel safe and secured. I don't need a god, though.
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