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Religion is used to describe how we cope with things we don't understand. But is that true?

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Religion definition

the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
"ideas about the relationship between science and religion"
Webster:
a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
Example of use: Many people turn to religion for comfort in a time of crisis.
Worldview - a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance.
Money, status, job, political
Latin religio(n-) ‘obligation, bond, reverence,’ perhaps based on Latin religare ‘to bind.’

Where It Began

The origin of religion is debatable in some degrees, especially if you take into the context of the word, definition and use. My belief is that our relationship or bond with God began in the garden.
Genesis 3:8–9 ESV
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”
We see earlier interaction between God and Adam in naming the animals and other instances. But here we see and can understand God coming to visit like a friend, filling a bond.
This also shows, even though many miss this, how religion is not want God wants. He wants a relationship. For that we reason we are called the “sons of God”. Scripture doesn’t show us as mindless robots but as an image of God.

The Heart of Man

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