The English word religion is derived from a Latin word religio, which meant the fear or awe one feels in the presence of a spirit of a god. The author states that this definition acannot do justice to all religions. Why do you think he made this statement? What do you think would be an appropriate definition for religion? What would you include, what would you not include. Oh yes one more point, in most religions of the world there really is not a word religion, for many it may mean path or the way of life so keep this in mind. I agree with the author that the definition cannot do all religions justice. Various religions embrace different theories to how they were created and daily beliefs. The presence of a spirit and their beliefs is completely subjective to each religion and their views vary on not only on their culture, but also with their experience with religion and the extent that they follow religion in their family. I think the author made this statement to try and make a generalization and the fact that some religions embrace a higher power he was able to make this generalization. My definition of religion would be believing in something, nothing in particular, just something. Something that you can look to and find solace in no matter your emotions and something that allows you to open up and relate to it. I wouldn?t include the title of a higher power nor make a generalization about all religions, because every single one is subjective. I would make sure to include the fact that it is something you can find solace in and believe in. Religion is essential to creating different viewpoints on life. I agree with the author?s definition, my definition of religion would take more into account. Metaphorically speaking I believe religion can overpower anything and that a higher power is stronger than anything and that what religion helps people believe in. I think religion is a path that someone chooses to take in order to broaden their horizons by believing in life after death and that death is only the beginning and is truly a path of great wealth.
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