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Definition of Religion

  • The outward act or form by which men indicate their recognition of the existence of a god or of gods having power over their destiny, to whom obedience, service, and honor are due; the feeling or expression of human love, fear, or awe of some superhuman and overruling power, whether by profession of belief, by observance of rites and ceremonies, or by the conduct of life; a system of faith and worship; a manifestation of piety; as, ethical religions; monotheistic religions; natural religion; revealed religion; the religion of the Jews; the religion of idol worshipers.
  • Specifically, conformity in faith and life to the precepts inculcated in the Bible, respecting the conduct of life and duty toward God and man; the Christian faith and practice.
  • A monastic or religious order subject to a regulated mode of life; the religious state; as, to enter religion.
  • Strictness of fidelity in conforming to any practice, as if it were an enjoined rule of conduct.
  • a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
  • an institution to express belief in a divine power

How to use religion in a sentence. Religion pronunciation.

He had had his great fight for place and power, alien as he was in religion, though he had lived in Egypt since a child.
All that his habit, his code, his morals, his religion, had imposed upon him had been overturned in one moment.
At the Palace two days past thou saidst thou hadst never killed a man; and I know that thy religion condemns killing even in war.
But don't you think there is a great deal of Merit in dedicating a beautiful Face to the Service of Religion?
Can those, I say, that frequent the _Play-Houses_, and are not displeased with any of these things, be thought to have any due Sense of Religion?
Can Persons who have good Dispositions to Religion, who go but once or twice in a Year to the _Play-House_, say, upon their Experience, that they think the seeing of Plays is proper to encrease the Love of God in Men, to fit them for holy Exercises, and to promote their spiritual Welfare?
Can Parents, or any other Persons who have the Conduct of Youth, and have any serious Concern for the Souls of their Children, or of those that are committed to their Care, satisfie their Consciences, without Restraining them from going to a place of such Impiety and Infection; where they would be in the way to unlearn the best Instructions of their Parents and Governours; where Pride and Falshood, Malice and Revenge, Injustice and Immodesty, Contempt of Marriage, and false Notions of Honour, are recommended; where Men are taught to call in question the first Principles of their Religion, and are led to a contempt of Sacred things?
To look into our _Modern Plays_, and there to see the Differences of Good and Evil confounded, Prophaneness, Irreligion, and Unlawful Love, made the masterly Stroaks of the _fine Gentleman_; Swearing, Cursing, and Blaspheming, the Graces of his Conversation; and Unchristian Revenge, to consummate the Character of the _Hero_; Sharpness and Poignancy of Wit exerted with the greatest Vigor against the _Holy Order_; in short, Religion and all that is Sacred, Burlesqu'd and Ridicul'd; To see this, I say, and withall, to reflect upon the fatal Effects which these things have already had, and how much worse are likely to follow, if not timely prevented, cannot but fill the Minds of all good Men with very dismal Apprehensions.
Will the Strictnesses of Virtue and Religion be ever relished by a Mind tinctur'd with such Licentious Representations?
Is the _Stage_, as 'tis now manag'd, any thing else but a downright Rebellion against God and his Holy Religion?
By the Prophaneness of them they are apt to instil bad Principles into the Minds of Men, and to lessen that Awe, and Reverence which all Men ought to have for God and Religion: and by their Lewdness they teach Vice, and art apt to infect the Minds of Men, and dispose them to Lewd and Dissolute Practices.
I do not see how any Person pretending to Sobriety and Virtue, and especially to the pure and holy Religion of our Blessed Saviour; can, without great Guilt and open Contradiction to his Holy Profession, be present at such Lewd and Immodest Plays, much less frequent them, as too many do, who would yet take it very ill to be shut out of the Communion of Christians, as they would most certainly have been in the first and purest Ages of Christianity.
Or, if it be, 'tis but a venial one, as all the Devout Doctors of the _Roman-Church_, (nay, and the _Pope_ himself) assures us: And therefore Madam, to deal freely with you, I have long since declar'd my self a _Roman Catholick_, for that Religion allowes us the most Pleasure while we live, and promises us Heaven when we die.
And having thus given you an Account both of my Calling and Religion; I come now to Perform my promise, in giving you the History of my Life.
A True Relation of the happy Conversion of a Noble _French_ Lady, from the Errors and Superstitions of Popery, to the Reformed Religion, by the means of a Protestant Gardner her Servant, Being the most Stupendious and Surprizing History that ever was known, and worthy to be had in all Families.
Of all the courtesans who have illustrated the Christian religion on the stage and in fiction, the greatest is Dostoevski's Sonia.
And he could not help preaching, because he had boundless sympathy with the weakness and suffering of his fellow-creatures, and because he believed with all the tremendous force of his character in the Christian religion.
He was brought up on the Bible and the Christian religion.
The scene where the two read together the story of the resurrection of Lazarus, and where they talk about God, prayer, and the Christian religion, shows the spiritual force of Dostoevski in its brightest manifestations.
But the ideas of a great man on Religion, Humanity, and Art take hold on something eternal, and sometimes borrow eternity from the object.

Examples of Religion

Example #1
It was to him, however, like a ground-wire in telegraphy- it carried off the nervous force tingling in him and driving him to impulsive action, while his reputation called for a constant outward urbanity, a philosophical apathy.
Example #2
He was seldom without the string of beads so many Orientals love to carry, and, Armenian Christian as he was, the act seemed almost religious.
Example #3
To take a human life, even in battle, was against the code by which he had ever been governed, yet he had taken life secretly, and was hiding it from the world.
Example #4
His life had been suddenly twisted out of recognition.
Example #5
Yet in Egypt thou wilt kill, or thou shalt thyself be killed, and thy aims will come to naught.
Example #6
When, as thou wouldst say, thou hast sinned, hast taken a man's life, then thou wilt understand.