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The Problem of Defining Religion, Mythology and Philosophy
Many say the etymology of religion lies with the Latin word religare, which means “to tie, to bind.” This seems to be favored on the assumption that it helps ...
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What is Religion? Defining Religions and Religious Belief Systems
Defining Religions and Religious Belief Systems. Religion is difficult to define, but you can't study it without having some idea of what religion really is. There are ...
http://atheism.about.com/library/FAQs/religion/blrel_def.htm
What Is Religion? Functional vs Substantive Definitions
Many scholarly and academic attempts to define or describe religion can be classified into one of two types: functional or substantive. Each represents a very  ...
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Definitions of Religion From Various Sources - Agnosticism / Atheism
Genuine religion is fundamentally a search for meaning beyond materialism. ...A World Religious tradition is a set of symbols and rituals, myths and stories, ...
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Definition of Religion: How is Religion Defined? What Definitions of ...
Religion is difficult to define. Everyone has a different idea of what it is. Most people simply look in the dictionary or use something else equally simplistic.
http://atheism.about.com/od/religiondefinition/
Defining the Characteristics of Religion - Agnosticism / Atheism
Definitions of religion tend to suffer from one of two problems: they are either too narrow and exclude many belief systems which most agree are religions, ...
http://atheism.about.com/od/religiondefinition/p/WhatReligion.htm
What is Religion? Differentiating Between Religions and Other ...
Religion is certainly a type of belief system, but not all belief systems are religion. Differentiating religious from non-religious belief systems is sometimes easy, ...
http://atheism.about.com/library/FAQs/religion/blrel_beliefs.htm
Religion vs. Theism - Agnosticism / Atheism - About.com
Are religion and theism effectively the same thing, such that every religion is theistic and every theist is also religious? Because of some common ...
http://atheism.about.com/od/religionnonreligion/a/theism.htm
Religion as Faith and Ultimate Concern - Agnosticism / Atheism
There is a common perception that religion is defined not so much by particular doctrines (like the existence of a god) or in particular functions (like providing a ...
http://atheism.about.com/od/aboutreligion/a/UltimateConcern.htm
Religion vs Spirituality - What's the Difference? - Agnosticism / Atheism
One popular idea is that there exists a distinction between two different modes of relating with the divine or the sacred: religion and spirituality. Religion ...
http://atheism.about.com/od/religionnonreligion/a/spirituality.htm
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