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Can you think of a single thing

that is universal to ALL religions? This is sort of a s/o of that last question, but it gets tiring seeing people constantly refer to "religion" when they really mean "Christian" (much like the idea that anyone who isn't Christian is a non-believer). If it's really so easy to make statements about religion, what exactly are the universal qualities? They don't all have deities, some are only spiritual or focused on energy. They don't all have structures, some are only practiced in solitude. They don't even all have rules, persay. So what is the universal quality that allows them to all be grouped in together?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 2:30 PM on Mar. 20, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • They ALL require their flocks to give money to them.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 2:32 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • A belief in a higher power or being or energy. Good question.
    okmommy08

    Answer by okmommy08 at 2:33 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • They ALL require their flocks to give money to them.

    Wrong. Are you suggesting solitary Wiccans have to give money to themselves to be religious?
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 2:33 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • No, I really can't think of any one thing.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 2:33 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Belief.

    lytate95

    Answer by lytate95 at 2:35 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Religion is having a committed and powerful faith trust and love for a particular higher power, whether that higher power be self, nature or in one or more deities.

    Thats the best I could do. I think all religions could agree on that.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:35 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Sorry Not panicking. Didnt think about solitary wiccans. I meant organized large religions with flocks of people who worship together.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 2:36 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I would think it would be they all believe in something, or someone. Not sure, though. Gonna be interesting to see the answers.
    cbk_mom3

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 2:37 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • They all have morals or principles in the most general terms, maybe not written down or spelled out, but they are there. I'm not really certain about ALL religions, or maybe it's just a mankind thing. That's all I can come up with at the moment though.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 2:38 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I'm gonna have to go with faith/belief.
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 2:46 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

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