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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-19-03 09:37 AM
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43. Yes, I said that
Not the best choice of words.

But seeing the generalizations in the media and amongst the populace, Catholicism may as well be considered an 'obscure' religion.

I mentioned Scientology and the Moonie cult because I really don't see them as religions, as we think of religion. Scientology, in fact, declared themsleves a religion to gain tax advantages (I did heavy research into this). Same with the Moonies. Does this constitute a religion?

Definition of 'religion' (http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary )

Main Entry: religion
Pronunciation: ri-'li-j&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English religioun, from Latin religion-, religio supernatural constraint, sanction, religious practice, perhaps from religare to restrain, tie back -- more at RELY
Date: 13th century
1 a : the state of a religious <a nun in her 20th year of religion> b (1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
2 : a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
3 archaic : scrupulous conformity : CONSCIENTIOUSNESS
4 : a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith
- religionless adjective
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