Religion

Religion is a cultural system that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and moral values. Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about the cosmos and human nature.

The Bishop’s Wife
Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Ezra Taft Benson
Disarming Scripture: Cherry-Picking Liberals, Violence-Loving Conservatives, and Why We All Need to Learn to Read the Bible Like Jesus Did
The Ensign - December 2014
Creed
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age
Misdirected
Winter Candle
Walking With the Women in the New Testament
The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Volume 1: Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism; Volume 2: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Beautiful Moon: A Child's Prayer
The Ensign - November 2014

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    Anne Rice
    Anne Rice Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession
    The supernatural world has always been more real to me than the real world. I feel a great surge of energy when I acknowledge that there is a world beyond this one. In my early novels I made up stories about forces that I sensed. Now I write about faith in something in which I completely believe.
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    Mahatma Gandhi
    Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    Friedrich Nietzsche
    I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

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