Religion Definition Essay

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What is religion? Many people clarify it as someone 's faith and what/who they believe in. Others view it as something that allows people to be superior over the other, otherwise seen as glorified ignorance. Some may not even believe in any religion or do not even care about religion in general. The term ‘Religion’ is a difficult one to really understand, only because there are countless definitions to explain it and because people label it according to their own idea of it. The proper (using ‘proper’ loosely because of the numerous different interpretations) definition of religion is “the belief in or worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods” (oxforddictionaries.com). People, as a whole, need to understand …show more content…
For each of these specific religions, they all have their own stereotypical views from opposing religions and from the ‘outside’ world (those who don’t practice any type of religion). Each have their own rules and guidelines, i.e. the Bible; containing scriptures or writings that they follow and practice. Some take these guidelines very seriously while others bend the rules a little. For those who take it entirely seriously, they tend to take more offense to anything against their religion or if people in their religion don’t follow the rules and guidelines completely. An example of this would be Christians. It is thought that all Christians, every single one of them, believe in anti-gay marriage because the Bible states that, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination” (Leviticus 18:22). This is viewed as a sin. Something that will, allegedly, send you to hell. The part that is frustrating about this is that not all Christians are anti-gay marriage. They practice being a Christians but do not follow the Bible entirely. Some Christians are entirely against gay marriage because of what they believe in and follow. The idea of the misconception about religion is this: all religions believe in one thing, but not all are delegated to the same ideas, like gay marriage for

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