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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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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
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An organized group of people with a common belief. Most religions strongly stress ethics and morals along with setting guidelines for people to follow in their day-to-day life.
Religion:
- Christianity
- Judaism
- Islam
- Jainism
- Hinduism
- Buddhism
- Sikhism
- Rastafari
- Wicca
- Taoism (Daoism)
- Shinto
- Confucianism
- Zoroastrianism
- Mandaeism
- Satanism
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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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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 that stupid atheists keep bitching about. They say it has killed more people than anything else but when you mention communism and fascism (which were historically proven to be satheist ideologies!) killed over 100 million people in the 20th century alone which is more than what christianity and islam have done combined, they stop talking ot copme up with lame excuses.
Stupid Atheist: religion is evil! it kills people!

Smart religious guy: what about communism? it killed way more than religion.

Stupid atheist" (silence)
by Abeman February 05, 2008
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