https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/ ... not-dying/
Agreed. Religion has a component of morality that comes from outside humanity itself. If there's no esoteric spiritual quality to it then it's a club at best, a cult at worst.It is an interesting article, but I noticed that it only mentioned God once, and that was in reference to statistics. People can go ahead and make up whatever religion they want, but unless it has God as the focal point (or some other sort of divine figure) it doesn't really count as a religion, but more of a social gathering or community. It could easily fall into the category of "false religion," too.
I would even go as far as to say that the author of the article is starting out with an incorrect definition of "religion." If there aren't any central tenants or authority figures to the faith, it probably isn't a religion. Even the Discordians - one of the most chaotic "religions" out there - has central tenants (one being "all religions are false, including this one"), even if they don't take them seriously. Of course, coming from the ultra-liberal Harvard school, this comes as no surprise.
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