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What Are the Assumptions of Religion

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by metis, Oct 8, 2015.

  1. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    There's a thread entitled "What Are the Assumptions of Science", so I thought I'd start a counter-thread entitled "What Are the Assumptions of Religion".

    Who wants to be first?
     
  2. Neo Deist

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  3. Unveiled Artist

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    What do you mean?
     
  4. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta, Theosophy, Spiritualism
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    Maybe you show go first to show us what you have in mind. I want to jump in but I'm struggling with the question.
     
  5. Draka

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    Are you looking for things held throughout all religions? That can be quite difficult to do as they vary so widely that to say anything at all would require one to be extremely vague and "generally speaking". One can easily enough say, I guess, that most religions start with the assumption that there is something more to us, something inherently more to life itself, than just the biological factors at play. Something that connects us to each other or something greater than what we physically can know and fully understand.
     
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  6. DawudTalut

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    assumption
    əˈsʌm(p)ʃ(ə)n/
    noun
    1. 1.
      a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.
      "they made certain assumptions about the market"
      synonyms: supposition, presupposition, presumption, premise, belief, expectation,conjecture, speculation, surmise, guess, theory, hypothesis,postulation, conclusion, deduction, inference, thought, suspicion,notion, impression, fancy;
      guesswork, guessing, reckoning;
      informal guesstimate
      "the statistic is only an informed assumption


    Assumptions of religion, according to real Islam are:
    To live life according to God Who is Lord, Grants with benevolence, Grants results to our efforts, Master.
    To follow the model of Messenger.
    To live peacefully with fellow human.
    To pay rights of God.
    To pay rights of God's creation.
    To make life in the world good.
    To help to get nearness of God in this world and in Hereafter.
    To learn knowledge including science, as science is the working of same God Who made religion.
    To be beneficial to everyone.
     
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  7. columbus

    columbus yawn <ignore> yawn

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    That humans know something important about that which is currently unknowable.
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  8. Quintessence

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    There are no assumptions I can think of that are universal to all religions. Not a one. Not unless asking questions counts as an assumption, which I don't think it does.
     
  9. paarsurrey

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    One may like to view my response to the OP in the thread "What Are the Assumptions of Science?" by clicking Post #75.
    Regards
     
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    Will this counter-thread off-set the weaknesses of science? Please
    It has in fact highlighted the weaknesses of the science.
    Regards
     
  11. paarsurrey

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    I like your post.
    Thanks and regards.
     
  12. Deathbydefault

    Deathbydefault Apistevist Asexual Atheist

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    Every (theistic) religion assumes their God/Gods is/are in some way unique and true.
    Religious people, of the more general sort, seem to assume their religion is in some way "special".
     
  13. Draka

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    That one isn't quite right. Every theistic religion does not hold that their deity/deities are unique and true. There are those that hold that all paths are important and teach needed lessons. That different religions just see different faces of the same gods, use different words to describe the same things.
     
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  14. Deathbydefault

    Deathbydefault Apistevist Asexual Atheist

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    I respectfully disagree.
    I can see how many Gods/Deities/Higher Spiritual Beings are similar to each other, but they have a uniqueness.
    That unique trait can be found in personal perception, or in literature, or even word of mouth.

    I also agree that all Deity beliefs are similar, but on various levels.
    Hence: "Religious people, of the more general sort, seem to assume their religion is in some way "special"."
     
  15. Penumbra

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    Depends on the religion.

    Asking, "What are the assumptions of religion?" is like asking, "What are the rules of sports?"
     
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  16. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I've found one universal presumption of all religions.....
    Feelings yield truth.
     
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  17. Deathbydefault

    Deathbydefault Apistevist Asexual Atheist

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    That's a good one.
     
  18. Desert Snake

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    That's nice. Is it accurate? How is it accurate?
     
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    Science doesn't know everything.
     
  20. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Based upon my surveys of religion & adherents, it appears accurate & universal.
    (I can barely read your post in that light greenish hue.)
     
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