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A religion is any organized belief system that uses rites and rituals in its worship. It usually includes holy days and an instinctual text and prescribed days and ways of prayer. The church teaches the bible that formulates the Christian belief, it is all part of a religion. If a system doesn't include the above mention ingredients it is simply a practice or belief system, such as Native American beliefs.
You're thinking Christianity is the only religion. Anyways, a religion is what a group of people believe in. God, being one of the biggest deitys believed in today. There were Greeks who believed in multiple gods (as I do) such as Zeus and Aphrodite. It's just something you pray to about things.
A strong belief and following in a higher/supreme being. Many follow a strict code of moral conduct which can vary from religion to religion. A very sensitive subject to most people. One of the main causes of war and violence.
True religion does have rules and rituals, but there is a crucial difference. In true religion, the rules and rituals are observed out of gratitude for the salvation God has provided - NOT in an effort to obtain that salvation. True religion, which is Biblical Christianity, has rules to obey (do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not lie, etc.) and rituals to observe (water baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper / Communion). Observance of these rules and rituals is not what makes a person right with God. Rather, these rules and rituals are the RESULT of the relationship with God, by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone as the Savior. False religion is doing things (rules and rituals) in order to try to earn God's favor. True religion is receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and thereby having a right relationship with God - and then doing things (rules and rituals) out of love for God and desire to grow closer to Him. Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/true-religion.html#ixzz2OZStE1Sm