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.
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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."
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Is a form of a group of persons that shares the same beliefs
Christianity is a religion,all christian believes that Jesus died for us.
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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.
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The true defininition: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with faith.

Essentially: yes, those people who are religious have caused death, but this is not due to the religion itself. Imagine how many lives have been saved by religion! The reality is that religion is the principle by which all institutions are created Without it, we wouldn't be where we are today.
hospitals, peace treaties, schools...just to name a few

Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Ghandi, Thomas Jefferson, Darwin(!), Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Kennedy, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr.

--would you rather live in a world without religion? ...I certainly don't want to.
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The source of all morality, reasoned thought and social cohesion in the last 3000 years.
MAN 1 - Let's go kill some shit.
MAN 2 - Wait.... remember God?
MAN 1 - Oh shit, yeah.
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Something cowards try and avoid because it often seems too much of a burden.

Religion is the systematic approach to participation in the "anti-fall".
It's our means of curing a world laced with death.

Man up and stop complaining about past evils committed under the umbrella of religion. I'm sick of cheap excuses to abandon it. Good religion is the only thing that can unwind the misery of bad religion.

And drop the 'religion is a delusion/lie' mantra. One could flinch at the thought of such frivolous naivety. Dim, inarticulate notions of truth and reality quail before the stark actuality that religion burns with.
Religion is the lifeblood that continues to carry oxygen to this broken world. But this blood also carries a toxin called human depravity.
You don't get the venom out of a man's bloodstream by cutting out his heart; you get it out by giving him the antidote.

Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
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