religious belief


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n religious belief a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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  • Peggy Noonan
    “My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage.”


In literature:

One of the first tasks of the church is the introduction of correct thought in regard to religious beliefs.
"Church Cooperation in Community Life" by Paul L. Vogt
Their use for religious purposes probably originated this belief.
"The Worship of the Church" by Jacob A. Regester
Benjamin had read carefully the works of Collins and Shaftesbury, which were well suited to unsettle his religious belief.
"The Printer Boy." by William M. Thayer
The Brazilians are said by Spix and Martins to have had no religious belief whatever before mingling with the civilized races.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
They found in every direction low forms of religious belief, existing among savage tribes.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
The religious belief of the other man, or if he has any at all, concerns no one.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Now the influences in the public schools are all antagonistic to any religious belief.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
In the earliest strata of religious belief animals play a great role as creators.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The pre-Aryan tribes had their own religious beliefs and practices, on which were superimposed those of the Aryans.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
Religious belief can no more be judged by the standard of realism.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
The advocates base their arguments upon their belief that no system of education which ignores religious teaching can be effective or complete.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
A religious belief was not expected from a gentleman.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Japanese subjects shall enjoy freedom of religious belief.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
Burning alive was from early times the recognised method of uprooting heretical notions of religious belief of every class.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews
At this point Franklin interrupts the narrative of his life to give some account of his religious beliefs, and we will follow his example.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Paul Elmer More
And Emma and Electra softly retired, with the belief that Mary Grey only wished to consult the minister on religious subjects.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
It has been said that the disposition of woman makes her peculiarly conservative and uncritical of religious beliefs.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Religious Belief, p. 195.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
I do not mean, or think, that this weakening of religious belief in the best men and women is occurring.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians" by Charles Gore
Nangolat is as firmly convinced of the correctness of his religious beliefs as any Christian martyr.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine

In news:

An Austrian man has won a court battle to allow him to wear a pasta strainer on his head as a symbol of his religious beliefs for his drivers liscence photo.
A town clerk in the Finger Lakes who refuses to personally issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs has won her re-election race.
She said transfusions violate her religious beliefs.
Modes of Faith Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief Theodore Ziolkowski The University of Chicago Press, $35, 296 pp.
I usually prepare myself to be disappointed when celebrities begin to share their religious beliefs and opinions.
Politics Mitt Romney Vehemently Defends His Religious Beliefs, Shows Actual Emotion.
There are few items of office protocol more complex than an employee or employer's expression of their religious beliefs.
The Air Force has officially signaled its support of people with alternative religious beliefs.
Archaeologists do that all the time, since very little is known about the religious beliefs and practices of the Hohokam Indians, who originally settled the Valley.
It can be dangerous to discuss religious beliefs.
(AUDIO) Chicago Dem Congressman opposes barring businesses based on religious beliefs of CEO's.
The passion can rival religious beliefs at times.
Chick -fil-A is a family-owned company that has never shied away from its religious beliefs.
Ward said the university dismissed her from the program because of her religious beliefs after she declined to counsel a gay client, instead referring the client to another counselor .
Politics Mitt Romney Vehemently Defends His Religious Beliefs, Shows Actual Emotion .

In science:

A strong religious vein ran through much of Gore‘s writing and he was a man of devout Christian belief.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness