Definition Of Religion.

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    Religion: misunderstood mythology.

    Mythology:
    other people's religion.

    What is it you do not get about IT?

    The virgin birth, the ressurection, the christ (as opposed to jesus),..


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    I always thought the definition of religion was:

    Virgin birth is a myth? Scientists can duplicate it in a lab, why is it so difficult to concieve of?
     
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    There are no documented cases of parthenogenesis in humans. That aside, the Virgin Birth was a lie made up by 2 of the 4 NT writers because they failed to understand scripture and mistranslated 'woman', 'maiden', and 'young woman' as 'virgin' (a different word) in their attempts to construct the Messianic Myth.


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    Not difficult to conceive of. Religion is myth. When people take mythical stories and try to read them as historical facts---we get that special feeling of being the chosen people. :eusa_whistle:

    Jesus went in body up to heaven? Where is heaven exactly? Up in the sky? Below in the bowels of the earth? Isn't heaven an otherwordly place of the mind?
     
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    4 : a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith

    Not all religion is myth.

    You can believe in facts as your religion.
     
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    What is it YOU don't get about the facts that no one asked you, no one cares what you think about their beliefs, no one needs to justify their beliefs to you, and no one needs your frigging permission to believe what they want?

    Why are you so obsessed with the need to tell people what to think? Get a life.
     
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    Religion is when reality takes a hike.
     
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    tee hee hee so true.
     
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    That's one way of looking at it. I prefer my definition. Everyone has a religion, if you define religion as a set of axioms that an individual adheres to. Belief in god is not required. ergo: there are as many religions as there are people living. Even JB has a religion.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    really? how can facts be ones religion? myths and symbolism would be needed, no?
     

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