Firstly, I wish to extend my gratitude for the creation and hosting of this platform to whoever is responsible. Nothing comes from nothing, so my heartfelt thank you for this.
Now, I also wish to extend my greetings to all members. I'm Oscar and I look forward to meeting you, sharing and learning from you over the course of using and contributing to this wonderful discussion forum.
To start, as an icebreaker, I was going over a few definitions of religion (from google) when I encountered a version that seems seldom used.
- the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
- a particular system of faith and worship (e.g., the world's great religions; Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, etc)
and then this
- a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance
Someone asked me if I'm religious. Normally, I can't say I'm a subscriber to a religion with the first two definitions. However, the third is tricky and I see no issue with saying that, as an Epicurean, I'm deeply religious, in the Epicurean sense of the third definition of religion.
Do you feel such an inclination? What are your thoughts?