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... Religions: A Critical Examination World Religions: A Critical Examination Religion is commonly referred to or defined as "a group of beliefs concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the moral codes, practices, values, institutions, and rituals associated with such belief." (Wikipedia, 2006). There are many separate definitions of religion, and the Encyclopedia of Religion describes religion in the following way:
"In summary, it may be said that almost every known culture involves the religious in the above sense of a depth dimension in cultural experiences at all levels - a push, whether ill-defined or conscious, toward some sort of ultimacy and transcendence that will provide norms and po...