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Response to Voltaire2 (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 02:39 PM

6. Narrow definitions aside, it would depend on the individual and what "religion".

Is this an argument for science and philosophy to take the place of religion? As far as I've been able to tell, there is far more to religion than just the examples of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Given their ubiquity, their many culturally bound practices, and all the splintered sects within each branch, I can understand why anyone would want to run away from the "religion" label. But it's far from fact that materialism is the be-all, end-all basis of reality. To toss out the word "religion" like there's a common understanding of what it is, that's as absurd as taking the worst case scenario and making it the norm for understanding an entire field of study or cultural or individual practice.

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