For my own part, although hardly a day passed while I remained upon the island that I did not witness some religious ceremony or other, it was very much like seeing a panel of 'Freemasons' making secret signs to each other; I saw everything, but could comprehend nothing.
I drew near to inspect more closely this strange object of idolatry, but halted reverently at the distance of two or three paces, out of regard to the religious prejudices of my valet.
They are sunk in religious sloth, and require a spiritual revival.
Universal suffrage, which finds such favor in the sight of those persons who belong to the constitutional opposition, as it is called, was a capital institution in the Church, because (as you yourself have just pointed out, dear pastor) the individuals of whom the Church was composed were all well educated, disciplined by religious
feeling, thoroughly imbued with the spirit of the same system, well aware of what they wanted and whither they were going.
The changes in the forms and principles of religious
worship were introduced and regulated in England by the hand of public authority.
Acknowledged as the most pivotal church-state ruling of the 20th century, Everson has become a magnet for both Religious
Right broadsides and law review blasts from fight-wing legal scholars.
In Defense of the Religious
Right: Why Conservative Christians Are the Lifeblood of the Republican Party and Why That Terrifies the Democrats, by Patrick Hynes, Nashville: Nelson Current, 288 pages, $24.
People who have strong religious
beliefs tend to volunteer their time to organizations and donate more than those who aren't religious
, says Ryerson University Professor, Ida Berger, who recently published a study on the influence of religion on philanthropy in Canada.
For example, if asked for religious
identification, almost 90 percent of people in the United States will identify themselves as some type of Christian, usually either Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or of a Protestant denomination.
In his influential 1984 book, The Naked Public Square Linker calls it the theocon "manifesto"--Neuhaus argued that the American "experiment in ordered liberty" is premised on religious
assumptions about the freedom and dignity of the human person.
Around the world revolutionary or terrorist groups opposing globalization or American foreign policy identify themselves as religious
and ground their politics or violence in sacred texts.
FETZER AND SOPER OFFER A CAREFUL and incisive analysis of variations in the British, German and French state responses to Muslims' religious
demands in three important areas of public policy: the accommodation of religious
practices and teaching in public schools, the provision of state funding for Islamic schools, and the regulation of mosque building.
8) Behind these similarities is the struggle of all contemporary religious
faiths to maintain themselves in a radically secularized world.
As the antigay right continues to use religious
rhetoric as a political tool to stall equality, Clunn and hundreds of other straight religious
leaders are speaking up for LGBT Americans.
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