The belief in and worship of a supernatural controlling power, especially a personal god or gods.
A particular system of faith and worship.
- My brother tends to value religion , but my sister not as much.
- Islam is a major religion in parts of Asia and Africa.
The way of life committed to by monks and nuns.
- Eckankar is a new religion''' but Zoroastrianism is an old '''religion .
Any practice that someone or some group is seriously devoted to.
- The monk entered religion when he was 20 years of age.
(obsolete) Faithfulness to a given principle; conscientiousness.
- At this point, ''Star Trek'' has really become a religion .
- Oh with what religion doe I respect and observe the same!
Generally speaking, certain groups that do not acknowledge the existence of one or more deities, such as Buddhism, are still religious—though some people prefer a definition of religion without non-theistic groups within the definition. Others are in favor of a more inclusive definition of religion that recognizes that everyone has their own set of religious beliefs.
* See also
* belief system
* Abrahamic religion
* false religion
* holy man
* spiritual leader
A believer in Christianity.
* 2008 , Christopher Catherwood, Making War in the Name of God, Page 188
* 1997', Anne Field, ''From darkness to light: how one became a '''Christian in the early church (ISBN 1888212063)
An individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ.
- thousands of people have been killed in recent years in violence between Muslims and Christians .
* religionist, theist, Abrahamist, People of the Book
(en proper noun
found in England since the twelfth century.
of medieval usage, rare today.
(not comparable) Of, like or relating to Christianity or Christians.
(not comparable) Of, like or relating to Jesus Christ.
Kind, charitable; moral; (a term of approbation).
* 1824 , Susan Ferrier, The Inheritance
- That's very Christian of you.
* 1854 , Nathaniel James Merriman, The Kafir, the Hottentot, and the frontier farmer (page 74)
- I cannot help thinking there are people in the world who are very tiresome, very impertinent, and very disagreeable; yet, I don't think it would be a very Christian act were I to tell them so.
* 1859 , David W. Belisle, The American family Robinson (page 290)
- I must say I have seen him do a very Christian act at the Fish River. Some Kafir women were there eating; he begged of them; they refused to give him any food. I gave him some of the victuals we were enjoying, and he instantly broke the bread, and gave of it to these very Kafir women who had just refused any of theirs.
* 1867 , Henry Shepheard, Ithuriel's spear; or, Is this Christianity? (page 118)
- "Besides this," said the trapper, "it is hardly a Christian act to leave these two men to perish by the hands of the savages
* 1867? , Janet Robertson, Christine; or, Common-Place People
- So, in his esteem, an auto da fé'' — an "act of faith," as the words mean — is ''really an act of faith — an act of such faith as the author of "Ecce Homo" approves — a most Christian act — a most humane act
* 1981 , Mary Leader, Salem's Children , ISBN 084390982X, page 82
- I have only been at home two days, and here I am come on the third to see you and Tiny, so it is not Christian of you — as my mother would say — to receive your dutiful grand-nephew in such an unkind manner
- "Why should I? It's very Christian of you." "People here do not think of me as a Christian, Mitti." "I'd call it Christian charity," I floundered. "You think Christians have a monopoly on charity?" she asked. "Well, no," I stammered.
Use of the term "Christian" in the generalised approbative sense "kind, moral" may offend non-Christians.
(See also the pejorative use of "Jew".)
* (kind) charitable, helpful, kind, neighborly/neighbourly, sweet (informal)
* (of or relating to Christianity or Christians) agnostic, atheist, heathen, non-Christian, pagan
* corrupt, immoral, improper, unjust, savage
* Christian name
* New Testament
* Old Testament