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"The attempt to reduce Judaism to a religion is a betrayal of its true nature"Special Guest: Dave VanAllen!
-Milton Steinberg, The Making of the Modern Jew
"It is hardly possible...to say whether [Hinduism] is a religion or not, in the usual sense of the word."
-Jawaharlal Nehru, The Discovery of India
"Buddhism is not a religion in the sense in which a religion is commonly understood."
-U Tittila, "The Fundamental Principles of Theravada Buddhism"
"Islam is not merely a 'religion' in the sense in which the term is understood in the west."
-Said Ramadan, Islam, Doctrine and Way of Life
So, it looks like no one really likes to think of their faith as a "religion" per se, but as a relationship with a higher power...a higher power that is invisible, thus allowing for multiple interpretations to be offered. Fair enough. Your faith is based on truth, and the others just on wacky superstition, right? Dave VanAllen of ExChristian.net joins Danny, Mikyle, and Miles for a discussion on whether one lives a particular lifestyle, or dwells within an alternate conception of reality, and the issues with both. Also, internet news featuring cruelty against both man and beast.