What is faith?
Faith is often associated with religion or being religious. However, there is no definition allows for identification of “faith” with “religion.” Faith is the complete confidence or trust in someone or something. Non-religious people are a diverse mix of people, with a wide variety of beliefs, values and ways of looking at the world. Some non-religious people also believe in god or gods, while wishing not to follow any religion. Others may have faith in science, moral ethics or values of compassion instead.
Non-religious people may join groups and communities which bring like-minded people together, such as Humanism. Humanists believe that there is probably no God. They believe in living life for the here and now using reason and showing compassion for others. Many non-religious people who do not identify as Humanist may also share these views.
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What is religion?
A religion is a set of beliefs that is passionately held by a group of people that is reflected in a world view and in expected beliefs and actions (which are often ritualized). There are many different religions, each with a different set of beliefs. The beliefs are about the world and the people in it, about how they came into being, and what their purpose is. These beliefs according to some religious sects, are often linked to supernatural beings such as God, a number of gods or spirits. They may also be linked to an idea such as a path that the spirit of each person should take towards goodness, truth and duty.
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In this research guide, we will be focusing on 6 religions:
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