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A term which, in the UK, is defined as an organised belief system concerning the sacred and/or divine, which is based on the moral codes, cultures and subcultures, practices and institutions associated with such a belief system.


An entity of wide human significance encompassing doctrinal, historical, literary, devotional, experiential, behavioural and transcendental elements. It is concerned with man's relationship to God, however perceived. Religion may be formalized in dogma or entirely free and individual. It may be a matter of indifference or of the most central importance. Its influence on health may be beneficial, negligible or malign. Religion has been one of the major causes of human suffering and a source of immense consolation to millions. It has brought out the direst cruelty and the most benevolent and altruistic conduct. By their nature, religious beliefs cannot be validated in the manner of scientific facts and must always be matters of faith and unsupported belief. Doctors have a duty to respect the religious beliefs of their patients.


n the outward and often social articulation of belief in higher powers, often practiced in a community setting; may include attendance of public worship and participation in the rituals particular to the faith tradition being embraced.

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Q. Is Christian religion dangerous to your mental health? I think manic episodes can be somewhat akin to religious experiences. Perhaps searching for God can lead to either mania or depression. Maybe we are searching for an impossible dream.

A. I would say that in our life, the balance factor is important. everything that is over-rated will not be good anymore. example :
- if you're too obese, you have higher risk of having some metabolic problems; but if you're doing your strict diet too strong, then you can risk yourself of lacking some nutrition
- you are lazy enough to do some sports, you can't have your muscles built. you push yourself too hard in workout session, there's a risk of sport injury

and i will say the same in religion related to mental health. we need to be healthy not just physically, but also mentally, and spiritually. the problem is, some 'fanatic' believers -because the religion itself always teaches us how to live our life well- are exaggerating some beliefs inside the religion verses, and live it outrageously, and later it will manifest in some manic manifestation.

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With Creating Cistercian Nuns, Anne Lester has made a vital contribution to our understanding of the deeply nuanced relationship between the thirteenth-century women's religious movement in Champagne and the apparatus of the Cistercian order.
If this insight were generally accepted and acknowledged by inclusivists, it would spell the end of inclusivistic interpretations of other religious movements as unaware beneficiaries of the fulfillments offered in one's own movement.
In such an environment, new religious movements and cults make devotees of many initially innocent and lonely teens (Stoner & Parke, 1977).
The presence of some characteristics may indicate that a new religious movement is comparatively stable or is becoming more stable and, hence, less of a danger.
Spanish Intelligence Services are believed to be monitoring the activities of religious movements in Morocco.
Ask enough of these questions and one may conclude that it's impossible to say anything definitive about any religious movement.
It got its religious movement and became the city's 14th designated historical landmark back in 1965.
Which religious movement was founded by Marcus Garvey in Jamaica in the 1930s?
While Stark makes some telling points against his critics, he will nonetheless leave even his most sympathetic readers with serious questions about what goes into deciding that a religious movement qualifies as a "world religion.
For the reader desiring knowledge of the history and basis for this remarkable and controversial religious movement, The Rise Of Mormonism is very highly recommended.
Like any other social, or for that matter, religious movement throughout history, evangelical America is made up of a wide variety of individuals from very diverse backgrounds.
But a gay-inclusive religious movement is growing, says the Reverend Albert Pennybacker, chair of the Clergy and Laity Network for National Leadership Change.

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