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What is the difference between Faith and Religion?

Asked by Juul , Last updated: May 27, 2020

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Jana

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Jana , English Professor, PhD, Ottawa

Answered Jun 02, 2020

Faith and religion are closely related to another, but there are many differences between them. One of those differences is how they are carried out. Religion is more strict and structured than faith is. An example is Christianity. This is a religion that has a strict set of standards and beliefs. To be a Christian, one must believe in God and follow his word. The same goes for other religions such as Islam and Buddhism. Faith is not as strict or structured. It could be anything that a person wishes to believe in. For instance, a person with cancer can have faith that they will heal from it. It is related to having hope.
 

T. Perez

T. Perez

Answered May 20, 2020

The main difference between faith and religion lies in the approach. Typical religion is full of rules, and some people may find it too oppressive. Religion is a specific set of beliefs in God or a God, as well as different forms of worship, whereas faith is the utmost trust in someone or something. This trust could even be faith in yourself.

It has been said that religion encourages morality and builds character; however, faith may be an even more substantial factor in building character. This outcome is because faith is more focused on your spirituality. You do not have to believe God exists to have faith.

There are many different types of religions, including Christianity, which is the most popular form of religion, accepted by the entire world, and specifically America. Buddhism is also a religion. Buddhists' beliefs are more fixated with karma and their responsibility to honor the universe. People who have faith, on the other hand, are more hope based.

 

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