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The word religion can have as many meanings as there are people on this planet Each person has heir own interpretation of what religion means to themselves and the people around them Religion is an organized community of many different types of groups that believe in their own divine being or beings stories about why something is the way that it is and some type of celebration involving each member of their faith The first part of the definition is the basis of the word religion It is an organized community of many different types of groups To be part of this definition each religious affiliation must be organized Certain types of rules or bylaws need to be present For example Christianitys first set of these was the Ten Commandments From there each Christian faith set their own bylaws about what their beliefs are This could be anything from a decision on abortion to whether or not you should have sex before marriage But in the end each religion has written what their particular faith and its members should believe in This leads into the second part of the definition believe in their own divine being or beings and stories about why something is the way that it is All religious groups from Christianity and Buddhism to some African tribe in Kenya all have some form of a divine being The Christians believe in their one God the Muslims believe in Allah the Buddhists believe in Buddha and so on The different tribes around the world believe in either one or many gods Those who believe in one divine being think of him as the one who made the world what it is today Those who believe in many gods believe the same thing but each god has their own stories like the early Greek gods Apollo god of the sun and Poseidon god of the sea The belief in a divine being whether one
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