I am getting a sense of Deja vu. Was it you Shanker who talked about the theorisation of religion in another thread?
Last edited by shankar; 27-12-2011 at 02:56 PM.
Its kind of an evolutionary cycle from chaos to groups to religions and one day hopefully back to chaos.
Why are the two things mutually exclusive? If you'd ask devout Muslims. Christians and Jews, they would define their beliefs as a way of life too.
Secondly, why would the way they started have any impact on their functional categorization now?
Because they contain a set of non scientifc beliefs regarding the causes/effects/origins of phenomena - specifically origin of the universe, world, humans, or what happens after death...things of that nature.
Last edited by silentstriker; 27-12-2011 at 03:32 PM.
If you want to expand the usual definition of religion from spiritual belief to anything one can subscribe to on nothing but faith, then use to govern their life, then yes political views are religions for the hardliners.
There are no known Abrahamic religions apart from Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Interesting theory. So God is more than an agent but also cause/nature.
This was a serious post:
Like you said, you have people who think that god set up the initial conditions and has no influence on today's affairs and happenings and then you have people who believe he directly interacts with things that people do today. And that's but to name 2 stances, I'm sure there are numerous amounts more.
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