• WordNet 3.6
    • n religionism exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
    • n religionism exaggerated religious zealotry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Books on religion outnumbered works of fiction by a 2 to 1 margin in 1870 England. Sixteen years later, novels surpassed religious works.
    • Religionism Affectation or pretense of religion.
    • Religionism The practice of, or devotion to, religion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In ancient religions, the Norsemen considered the mistletoe a baleful plant that caused the death of Baldur, the shining god of youth.
    • n religionism Outward practice or profession of religion.
    • n religionism Affected religious zeal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 'Jedi' is an official religion, with over 70,000 followers, in Australia.
    • ns Religionism religiousness, religious sentimentality
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  • Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley
    Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley
    “Educate people without religion and you make them but clever devils.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.”
  • Cesare Pavese
    “Love is the cheapest of religions.”
  • Honore De Balzac
    “Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.”
  • Northrop Frye
    “Between religion's this is and poetry's but suppose this is, there must always be some kind of tension, until the possible and the actual meet at infinity.”
  • Douglas William Jerrold
    Douglas William Jerrold
    “Religion is in the heart, not in the knees.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. religio, -onisre-, back, ligāre, to bind.


In literature:

See also 'Race and Religion,' and 'The State in Relation to Religion.
"Studies in Literature and History" by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
We need more religion in our politics, and less politics in our religion.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
He early accepted the reformed religion, and thus it spread through the Far North almost without a check.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
For their religion was now the favoured religion of the State.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
Second: To study ancient religions, philosophies and sciences, and determine their relations and values.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
But what impresses most is not the art but the religion of the place.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
Religion watched him sharply, and counted the checks he handed her twice.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
Heathen religions are man's vain effort to win heaven by merits of one's own.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
This surely is religion, and it is religion untainted by mythology.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
The heart is not a place for religion, so that it should be in the heart, it is the very being of religion.
"Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy" by Frederick Engels
National Religions and Universal Religions (London, 1882).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
In later times the religion of Zoroaster became the religion of the people.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
There is no one religion in which alone salvation is to be found, and no one nationality comprising in itself all excellence.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
That God has spoken unto men is the ground of all religion.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
He attacked the evils that in his time robbed religion of its vital power, but never religion.
"The Real Robert Burns" by J. L. Hughes
All the good men in this world hav got the same kind ov religion, it iz only the ded-beats frauds, and hypokrits, whoze religion differs.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
See Leaders of Religion.
"A Catalogue of Books Published by Methuen and Company, February, 1908" by Methuen and Company
Some professors of religion look and act as if they were pickled instead of preserved.
"The Palm Tree Blessing" by W. E. Shepard
We can get religion while all the time religion has not got us.
"The Whole Armour of God" by John Henry Jowett
But if indeed religion have any or all of these meanings, then is religion false, then are all religions false.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding

In poetry:

The dead?--Religion answers, "No!
She is not dead--She can not die!
A mortal left this vale of wo!--
An angel lives on high!"
"Lines On The Burial Of Mrs. Mary L. Ward, At Dale Cemetery, Sing-Sing, May 3, 1853." by George Pope Morris
"When lo! array'd in robes of light,
A nymph celestial came,
She clear'd the mists that dimm'd my sight--
Religion was her name.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Who wrought successfully to place
Religion's fight within the land -
A benefit to all his race,
At home, or on a foreign strand.
"St. Patrick's Day" by Thomas Frederick Young
First-born of Liberty divine!
Put on Religion's bright array:
Speak! and the starless grave shall shine
The portal of eternal day!
"Ode To Eloquence " by Henry Carey
Fools in their heart believe and say
"That all religion's vain;
There is no God that reigns on high,
Or minds th' affairs of men."
"Psalm 14 part 1" by Isaac Watts
To me, religion seems quite plain;--
Aw cause noa fellow-mortal pain,
Aw do a kind act when aw can,
An hooap to dee an honest man.
"Fairly Weel-off" by John Hartley

In news:

Julia Duin blogs on religion.
'I don't care what religion Obama is – nor should anyone else'.
Cultures, religions clash, blend in vibrant Holy Land.
What role has religion played in your lives.
A Show That Looks at Religion Through a Camera's Lens.
Bill O'Reilly vs Megyn Kelly Over Washington State's Anti-Religion Display in Capitol Building .
People out in these parts can take hold of religion like it's a drug, and they don't want to give it up once they've got hold of it.
Anti-bullying bill would categorize race and religion.
Film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a charismatic leader of a new religion.
Jeffrey MacDonald, Religion News Service.
The number of people who say they are unaffiliated with a religion are increasing.
During his 40 years in prison, Davis became an ordained minister and earned master's degrees in philosophy and religion via a correspondence program.
Thanks, but no thanks - religion in the schools.
That fear might be the driving force behind the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
How About Freedom From Religion.

In science:

Our point of view is: On the top level, philosophies, sciences, arts and even religions are all correlated, since all of us face to a unique world.
Conjectures on exact solution of three - dimensional (3D) simple orthorhombic Ising lattices
Nelson, Economics as Religion: from Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond (Pennsylvania State University, 2001). F.A.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
God is the whole universe engaged in process towards the emergence of this new quality, and religion is the sentiment in us that we are drawn towards him, and caught in the movement of the world to a higher level of existence.
Definability in the Real Universe
The broad cultural elements we all learn from being part of a community – a profession, a nation, a family, a religion – plays a role in how we interpret what we see and do.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
The others were most often misclassified as “Religion” or “Belles Lettres”.
Recognizing Text Genres with Simple Metrics Using Discriminant Analysis
The tone of the argument is overtly prophetic, as if in the name of a strange religion without God.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
The real novelty of the book is elsewhere, however, and can be found in Appendix A entitled ‘Religion as pseudoscience”.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
It should be made clear, here, that Sokal is not referring to cults or new religious movements, but to established religions : Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hindouism.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
Sokal candidly explains that “religion refers to real or alleged phenomena, or real or alleged causal relations, which modern science views as improbable”.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
He goes on “that [religion] attempts to base its affirmations on a form of reasoning and system of proofs that is far from satisfying the criteria of modern science in terms of logic and verification” .
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
At no point does he entertain the idea of a plurality of levels of Reality, with science applying to certain levels and religion to others.
The Latest on the Sokal Affair: Beyond Three Extremisms
Stoeger, W. R. 2004, “What is ‘the Universe’ which Cosmology Studies?” in Fifty Years in Science and Religion: Ian G.
Retroduction, Multiverse Hypotheses and Their Testability
In the Catholic religion the two are mediated in the miracle of transubstantiation.
Luhmann's Communication-Theoretical Specification of the 'Genomena' of Husserl's Phenomenology
This compromise allowed the physicality of science to coexist with the spirituality of religion.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
Theology In most religions god is considered to be outside of the space-time continuum.
Efficiency Theory: a Unifying Theory for Information, Computation and Intelligence