A system of organised belief, based on unproven and unprovable events and theories. Those who practise religion would claim that not being able to prove them is the point. Anyone with a brain would say that that was a load of bullshit.
by Steroozi May 29, 2004
A set of beliefs to explain life's questions. Religion does not mean Christianity, as there are many different religions, and different ways of following each. Contrary to what some think, religion does not cause wars or fighting, as most religions say that fighting is bad. It is, instead, the inability of people to cope with contradicting beliefs.
Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Shintoism are all religions- each has different ways of answering questions such as, "What happens to our spirit when we die?", "Why are we here?", etc.
by rachel February 01, 2004
From an anthropological perspective religion is the personification of natural forces in order to allow a means of understanding and making sense of them. These personified forces, known as mythologies or "Gods", take an interest in "human" affairs. It has historically been extremely important in allowing socieites to deal with uncertainty, creating meaning for death, suffering, etc., and has helped to create communities.
Examples of religion can range & vary between small trible beliefs found around the world to large structured institutions such as Christianity.
by Samurai September 27, 2004
The most popular type of organization on the face of the planet. And a force of extreme orientation. Motivator of history and mover of the masses. All religions are based on very similar doctirines (usually founding morals that are fun to argue about) and a theory of why we are here and who created us. Unfourtunately religion is such a strong force of orientation and deals in so many ultimates (gods unquestioned will, good and evil,life after death) that it can cause people to become unquestioning of their own beliefs. Which can be very destructive (see Ellie Weisels Preface in "Night" for a profound acount of what happens when people dont ask questions). Religion, although capable of many wonderfull things with its sense of community and task, can become very destructive when it becomes simply "about itself". Especially when people become polarized by religous/ social/ political trends. Religion can be a great thing if wielded with an inteligent and questioning outlook, and not one that only seeks comfort. Those who critisize religion should ask themselves if their own objections to religion (although justified) haven't become just as militant as the beliefs they oppose.

Also, Jehovas witnesses are way to excited about the apocalypse
Religion.......see also: a good reason to have a fund raiser, kill someone, mutilate the genitals, be compassionate.
by Po Ivey August 13, 2006
VERB; pure religion, and undefiled before god is this; to visit the fatherless and the widow in their affliction and to keep oneself unspotted from the world; humble charity. This is the definition of religion found in the Bible
She practices religion by feeding the fatherless children in China every week.
by Cathi Robertson July 10, 2008
verb: an act or act(s) of humble charity, giving to someone in need, selfless acts of kindness.~adapted from the KJV of the Bible.
"pure religion, and undefiled before God, is this; to visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction."
by Cathi Robertson June 14, 2008
A set of core beliefs that someone believes;
commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance.
There are many religions in the world and many have a common background. The most prevalent religions of the world are; Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism.
Definitions should be unbiased; bashing any religion in the example doesn't really help anyone.

Guy 1; Those "coexist" stickers are really awesome!
Guy 2; Yeah I have one on my car, just because I go to church doesn't mean I hate people for who they are or what they believe if they are different. That is just wrong, man.
by Sarahbeanie325 October 11, 2011
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