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2012-12-30 08:54:30 PM

RedVentrue: Which is in itself a belief, therefore part of a belief system, therefore a religion.


Religion requires more than just belief.

/rituals
//symbols
///effigies
///buildings
////hierarchical power base
//a self-derived code of ethics and a philosophical worldview that relies on an unverifiable inference as a starting point
 
2012-12-30 11:20:07 PM

RedVentrue: Which is in itself a belief, therefore part of a belief system, therefore a religion.


Not all belief systems are religions; the term has additional denotative elements, particularly in anthropological senses. Atheism lacks ritual, quest, and devotional elements, and is pretty sparse on shamanic mediation.
 
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