Problems with definitions of ‘Religion’

The English word “religion” comes from the Middle English “religioun” which originated from the Old French “religion.” It might have been initially derived from the Latin word “religo” which signifies “great faith,” “ritual,” and other comparable implications. On the other hand it might have originated from the Latin “religâre” which signifies “to tie fast” or “tie together.” – Definition of the word religion.


What I think is, as far as Characterizing the word “religion” is loaded with trouble. Numerous endeavors have been made. Numerous individuals concentrate on an exceptionally contract definition that matches their own particular religion, yet few if any others. 


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″Religion is a system of beliefs or a code of moral conduct that judges a person based on their adherence and obedience to certain codes, rules, laws, traditions, or the performance of required acts.″

 

 


Being born and raised in a Buddhist home, I have only questioned myself, how can you label yourself to being identified to a particular religion? 

Should we label children based on the religious beliefs of their parents?  In this article Sarah Ager, a writer for ABC on religion and ethics speaks my mind. 

“Being free to choose allows young people to feel more connected to their beliefs, even if they continue in the same faith tradition as their parents, because they’ve actively taken ownership of them.” – Sarah Ager

When you grow old you come to a point where you realize that life only takes chances and the decisions you make are what shapes your path. Weather it’s freedom, truth or anything – as long as it makes more sense to you. 

»It is what you’re made of and not the circumstances.leading-lines-iphone-photos-23

 

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