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  1. Jul 2021
    1. definition of religion.

      By religion I mean the codification of the interaction with an absolute that remains empirically unknown, but is nevertheless empirically assumed. It is an absolute because our perception of things is conditioned by it in ways that are beyond our control. An empirically unknown absolute because it totally eludes all physical and tangible parameters. Unknown, but whose reality we presuppose because of the coherence with which our experience is conditioned. As a result, there is a need to develop a relationship and to interact with the source of this conditioning. This relationship is codified through a series of cultural mechanisms that are conditioned over time by vast social groups. (Buccellati, When on High, 1.1)

    2. Jonah Lynch
    3. alternatives can be compared through their structures

      One important structure that permits comparison between religions is indicated with the binomial "transitive" and "intransitive". See https://4banks.net/Mes-Rel/temi/transitivity.htm for a short treatment of this issue.

    4. This short article aims to deal with the definition of religion, but must be completed.

    5. This is the character of a map, which as it gains precision, it also loses usability. A completely precise map, as has often been pointed out, would cease to be useful because it would simply be a copy of the reality it was meant to model. In a similar way, a completely precise definition of "religion" would serve no general purpose, because it would coincide with one or another historical experience.

      See Metaphors and Maps, by Fitz John Porter Poole.

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    2. the basic underlying concept is the distinction between an open and a closed system, where -etic refers to the first, and -emic to the second.

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