organized religion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n organized religion an institution to express belief in a divine power "he was raised in the Baptist religion","a member of his own faith contradicted him"
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Quotations

  • Joyce Cary
    Joyce Cary
    “Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul -- politics does the same thing for the body.”

Usage

In literature:

Organized or institutional religion alone is on the wane.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
Traces of this function of organizing society appear in the mythical figures of some higher religions.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
It is only natural, therefore, that Rohan, the prophet of the new religion, found followers more rapidly than he could organize them.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
As a result there is now a definite movement for the organization of week-day schools of religion.
"The Farmer and His Community" by Dwight Sanderson
No one will question woman's aptitude for religion, whatever the opinion held as to what the organic basis of that aptitude may be.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
So influential has the farmer been in national life that organized religion has idealized his type of church.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
Ethics and morality exist without organized religion.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
Against this tide of corruption the various organized denominations of religion do nothing effectual.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Some members of the family are Indianized in religion, and organized in politics.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
The organization, the religion, the name won; but the spirit, the inner principles of Christianity lost.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
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In poetry:

Stern bells annoy the rooks and doves at ten.
I watch the verger close the doors, and when
I hear the organ moan the first amen,
Sing my religion's-same as pigeons'.
"The Calls [unfinished]" by Wilfred Owen

In news:

Free Birth Control vs Freedom of Religion The administration forces organizations to violate their religious beliefs.
Since the beginning of recorded history, organized religion has had a lock on society.
The point of this story is to go in search of the " nones " who say they believe in God, but do not belong to an organized religion.
'Church Diary' takes aim at problems of organized religion .
Organized religion sees numbers fall fewer in pews.
Organized religion is everywhere in New York.
Sri Daya Mata was the third president of the worldwide organization, which is dedicated to the harmony of all religions.
It's easy to believe in the separation of church and state when one has nothing but scorn for all organized religion.
A self-proclaimed Satanist was arrested Thursday after starting a fire at the First United Methodist Church in Red Bluff as a statement against organized religion.
Monty Python's Life of Brian, re-released on its 25th anniversary as an antidote to The Passion of the Christ, is a single-joke satire of organized religion, including Hollywood's.
Still, Pew found overall that most of the unaffiliated aren't actively seeking another religious home, indicating that their ties with organized religion are permanently broken.
If you want to know why so many young adults view organized religion with great skepticism, look no further than the monumental strangeness of this week's Southern Baptist Convention in New Orleans.
A recent survey shows that Americans under 30 are more likely to reconsider their church 's role – or to simply abandon organized religion altogether.
Younger Generation Put Off By Organized Religion, Conservative Political Parties.
'Church Diary' takes aim at problems of organized religion.
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