Common religion terms
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Common religion terms
Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life
Religion in which an effort is made to spread a particular belief system.
The doctrine or belief of the existence of only one god.
A follower of a polytheistic religion in ancient times.
Belief in worship of more than one god
The idea that ethical and moral standards should be formulated and adhered to for life on Earth, not to accommodate the prescriptions of a deity and promises of a comfortable afterlife.
A person who believes that nothing is known or can e known of the existence or nature of God. A person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in god.
people who do not believe in God
The practice of extreme denial.
A concern with the end times (Death and Judgement)
To say something that goes against the beliefs of a religion.
An emphasis on wordly, "here and now."
any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the a "force" in human form
worthy of worship in a religious way; made or believed to be holy
Normal; not sacred
The sacred writings of a religion
Of or relating to the Christian Church or its clergy.
A principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true
A religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order
Conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved
Belief in the existence of a supreme being, specifically of a creator who does not intervene in the universe.
Relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.
Promoting or relating to unity among the world's Christian churches
Of a bishop or bishops
The act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk
The rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless
The teaching or revelation of Christ
A grant by the pope of remission of the temporal punishment in purgatory still due for sins after absolution.
characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
Eastern religion is a term used to refer to religions originating in the Eastern world --India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia
The term Western religion refers to religions that originated within Western culture
A person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals