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What does constitute a religion?

I heard that Jehovah's Witnesses are not a religion. What do they have to do to be a religion?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:02 PM on Apr. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • re·li·gion–noun
    a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
    a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
    the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
    the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
    the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
    igions, Archaic. religious rites.

    Jehovah's Witness qualifies.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 3:15 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • its called a dictionary...look up the definition of "religion" and you'll have your answer.


    Answer by hobbitswife04 at 3:05 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • Only its detractors call it anything but a religion.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on Apr. 14, 2010

  • All I have to say is 'FSM' :)

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:28 PM on Apr. 14, 2010