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...It is, for example, crucial to note than an exclusively literal interpretation of the Bible is a recent development. Until the 19th century, very few people imagined that the first chapter of Genesis was a factual account of the origins of life. For centuries, Jews and Christians relished highly allegorical and inventive exegesis, insisting that a wholly literal reading of the bible was neither possible nor desireable.
-Karen Armstrong, "The Bible; A Biography."
Originally posted by ancientfuturist
It does not have to involve God or the afterlife to be considered a religion.
One particular religion has been cleverly injected into contemporary science books. It is based on the belief that the time, space, and matter originated from an infinitesimal region.
This cannot be observed, tested, or demonstrated, so belief is required and is therefore religious.
Man himself would have to be destroyed for the world to be devoid of all religion.
This begs the question... what could have done this really?
But this all happened by accident?
I found God not by blind faith, but through science itself.
Those who believe in evolution are unaware of the implications of that religion.
Religion can be defined as a distinctive set of beliefs, symbols, rituals, doctrines, institutions, and practices that enable the members of the tradition to establish, maintain and celebrate a meaningful world. As a distinctive pattern of human thought and action, religion is a tradition that is handed down, moving through time and manifesting a continuous identity along with a tendency to change and be transformed.
God formed man from the dust of the ground and that is relevent.
We don't have all the answers yet but.....
There is only one answer to that question.
I can guarantee the answer won't show up in a lab ,or a petri dish, or a flask.
I'm sure no one is stupid enough to be looking for that answer. Are they?