On Religion from god123123's blog

What is religion?

The answer, after some deliberation, is that religion is an attempt to put together several philosophical positions in a package (existential question, ethical questions, political philosophy questions, spiritual questions). The contents of the package and needs they address specifically vary from religion to religion.

Until the package is officially concocted, the ideas which will form the religion in the future are simply a set of ideas which have an individual basis. However, when a religion is formed, the package itself becomes more important than the positions inside of it and breaking the package becomes sacrilege. It is precisely this that differentiates a religion from a collection of viewpoints  - the point regarding the whole representing doctrinal importance separate from the sum of the parts.

A religion becomes a prepackaged set of answers that combine different schools of philosophy with a belief that the answer is right and permanently right.  Usually the ruling group of a Government invents a religion (which shows its contradictions later as technology progresses and society changes), but sometimes religion can be invented by other classes.

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Added Apr 6 '15



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