Which definition of "Religion" is or is not an adequate definition of the term in one sentence?

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Which definition do you think means Religion & why? Thanks
A religion is a system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods and motivations in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing these conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations are uniquely realistic.
Religion is the attempt to express the complete reality of goodness through every aspect of being.
Religion is the acceptance of the momentous possibility that what is highest in spirit is also deepest in nature, that the ideal and the real are at least to some extent, not merely evanescently in our lives but in the universe itself.
Religion is a means of ultimate transformation.
A man’s religion is the expression of his ultimate attitude to the universe, the summed-up meaning and purport of his whole consciousness of things.
Religion can be defined as a system of beliefs and practices by means of which a group of people struggles with the ultimate problem of human life.
By religion then, I understand a propitiation and conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of Nature and human life.
Religion is the feelings, acts, and experiences of individual men in the solitude so far as they apprehend themselves to stand in relation to whatever they consider the divine.
Religion is the quest, within the bounds of the human, historical condition, for the power to manipulate and negotiation ones ‘situation’ so as to have ‘space’ in which to meaningfully dwell. It is the power to relate ones domain to the plurality of environmental and social spheres in such a way as to guarantee that ones existence ‘matters.’

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My†h ß۞mber

Religion is defined as a cult with political influence.

*Blessed*

I like my definition best: “Religion” is a tool used by men to hold power over other men; a tool to control the masses.

Allegory

Vain Relgion is not Pure Religion. Law is not Grace.
Sacrifice is not Mercy. L/R Division is not Peace.

haritha....!!!

All religions lead to Rome.
The religion is by the people, for the people and to the people to show a good way of life and to get peace of mind.
To protect the world from devastation, uniting people, and denounce the evils of truth and love.
The peace and blessings be upon us. Believe it or not, religion is vital to keep a stable society.
Every classical art form in religions, literature, dance, music, drama, sculpture, architecture – overflows with only one theme – love for God, and the religions show way of life. what is dharma, what is karma, which path is right and how we get a good life, how to behave with others and many other teachings we learn from the religion only.
The religion is a guide to the people for peace of mind.
The holy scriptures are created for the guidance of people. you call it Quarran, Bible, Bhagavat Gita or Bhuddha’s teachings, any. But, all the holy scriptures say good way of life to the people.
The religions way was based on the climate, language, style of living etc., so, people worship, pray etc.,in different ways, but they do prayers, they worship.
one region is hot. one region is wet. one region have heavy rain. one region no rain. so, according to the climate they do works. Then language. All religions goal is one. Aim is one. Motivation is one.
Every religion has its own philosophies, scriptures, and guidance.
Finally, we are humans. we learned only handful. There remains mountain level to learn. If you ask me, i will say that we need not worry of religion’s role. we should run while all are running. if we stop running, the last coming on run will go before us.
If we do research more and more on religion, role of religion, benefits or loss of religion, true or false etc.,we can not reach the goal in life.
Thanks for the opportunity !!!

William

“By religion then, I understand a propitiation and conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of Nature and human life. “..

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