Bryn Athyn Cathedral Door

Bryn Athyn Cathedral Door

This is a view of the side entrance to the Bryn Athyn Cathedral.

What is religion? Religion is remarkably hard to define. Religious thought and experience is much more than "a belief in, or worship of God". It crosses the boundaries of many different aspects of the human experience. Religion is a set of beliefs and practices that give meaning to life. It is a way to deal with the non-rational forces encountered in nature and in the human psyche. It is an identity we develop in person and in society. It is a way of life...

A number of studies show that most who identify with a specific religion, do not know much about religion. Recently, researchers found that atheists and agnostics know more about religion than most believers. There were many reactions to this poll with different conclusions. My conclusion is that the meaning and identity that believers derive from religion is more "fundamental" to the facts or practices of a religion...

Song of the Day: Someone To Watch Over Me - Ella Fitzgerald (1959)
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