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Can religions evolve?

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SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 5:25 PM on Feb. 6, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Absolutely! Look at Judaism, and its many branches: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Traditional, Humanist, Reconstructionist, etc.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:27 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I believe they can, I believe that is why there are so many different "branches" of basic religions.
    kitchenwitch78

    Answer by kitchenwitch78 at 5:27 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I believe they can - and do! :)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:28 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I agree with everyone else.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 5:29 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I think so.
    tiddliwinks

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 5:32 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Can and do. No organized religion is practicing exactly as it did when formed.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 5:37 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Yes. They can, and I believe they do.
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 6:58 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Everything evolves, or else it dies out. That includes religions.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 7:20 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Yes.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:29 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • But once they evolve, are they really still the religion they once were? Or are they different? Lutheranism evolved from Catholicism, But Lutherans are far from Catholic... So did the religion evolve or just alter?
    SabrinaMBowen

    Comment by SabrinaMBowen (original poster) at 8:24 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

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