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Language: German Studies in German
Subject area: humanities
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There is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. It may be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophesies, ethics, or organizations, that claims to relate humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.
Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut 'em down
Anonymous "God's Gonna Cut You Down", traditional folk song.
Religion is faith in an Infinite Creator, who delights in and enjoins that Rectitude which conscience commands us to seek, This conviction gives a Divine Sanction to duty.
William Ellery Channing, The Perfect Life (1873) "The Perfecting Power of Religion".
For the majority of English people there are only two religions, Roman Catholic, which is wrong, and the rest, which don't matter.
Duff Cooper, Old Men Forget (1953). London: Rupert Hart-Davis, p. 128.
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