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    Religion is a collection ofcultural systems,belief systems, andworldviews that relate humanity tospirituality and, sometimes, to moral values.[1] Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain theorigin of life or theuniverse. They tend to derivemorality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about thecosmosandhuman nature.The word religion is sometimes used interchangeably withfaith orbelief system, but religion differs from private belief in that it has a public aspect[citation needed]. Some religions have organized behaviors, clergy, a definition of what constitutes adherence or membership, congregations oflaity, regular meetings or services for the purposes of veneration of a deity or for prayer, holy places (either natural or architectural), and/or scriptures. The practice of a religion may also includesermons, commemoration of the activities of agod orgods, sacrifices, festivals, feasts, trance, initiations,funerary services, matrimonial services, meditation, music, art,dance, public service, or other aspects of human culture. However, there are examples of religions for which some or many of these aspects of structure, belief, or practices are absent.
    Thedevelopment of religion has taken different forms in different cultures. Some religions place an emphasis on belief, while others emphasize practice. Some religions focus on the subjective experience of the religious individual, while others consider the activities of the religious community to be most important. Some religions claim to be universal, believing their laws andcosmology to be binding for everyone, while others are intended to be practiced only by a closely defined or localized group. In many places religion has been associated with public institutions such aseducation, hospitals, thefamily, government, andpolitical hierarchies. Anthropologists John Monoghan and Peter Just state that, "it seems apparent that one thing religion or belief helps us do is deal with problems of human life that are significant, persistent, and intolerable. One important way in which religious beliefs accomplish this is by providing a set of ideas about how and why the world is put together that allows people to accommodate anxieties and deal with misfortune."[2]



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion

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    On the question of 're-ligion', how much should we participate? Religion is by it's nature regimental and packed with symbolisim for example, the roman catholic church itself is set up like an army with the pope as it's 'commander in chief'. There are those who say that the story of Joseph and Mary (to) closely resemble Osiris and Isis of ancient Kemet....therefore it was stolen. So on the question of religiousity a reasonable observation it seems would be 'how do you get from war'? And what law says our people must participate?

    In the movie Malcolm X, Denzel Washington instructed a yung brutha who approched him in a restaurant (as Malcolm X,) that he should never join any organization that he didn't know anything about. I wonder how much research our people have actually done in religion?

    Just a question.

    (btw, I never usually quote from 'movies', but the inference here seems too obvious to ignore!)

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    • #3
      It is my belief that as a people, we are drawn to believe because that is how our creator created us. We as a people have the natural born desire to believe in a higher power. When we were removed from our land and stripped of our culture we did not give up or lose hope. We did the only thing that we knew how to do, that we were born knowing to do, we prayed. That strength, although miss guided, is the foundation of our people. Now it is our job today to teach our youth about there true religion and their origin. We must set a blaze and light the world! Ase.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by roarin1 View Post
        On the question of 're-ligion', how much should we participate? Religion is by it's nature regimental and packed with symbolisim for example, the roman catholic church itself is set up like an army with the pope as it's 'commander in chief'. There are those who say that the story of Joseph and Mary (to) closely resemble Osiris and Isis of ancient Kemet....therefore it was stolen. So on the question of religiousity a reasonable observation it seems would be 'how do you get from war'? And what law says our people must participate?

        In the movie Malcolm X, Denzel Washington instructed a yung brutha who approched him in a restaurant (as Malcolm X,) that he should never join any organization that he didn't know anything about. I wonder how much research our people have actually done in religion?

        Just a question.

        (btw, I never usually quote from 'movies', but the inference here seems too obvious to ignore!)
        Another great comment roarin1!

        I co-sign this, not that you needed my signature lol.

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