Religion refers to the belief in a god, deity, or similar supernatural being.
- Some people like to extend the definition of religion, to a passionate belief in anything. However this is an over-generalisation, and could be used to call anyone religious, regardless of their philosophical viewpoint. For more information see the article archives.
- The term can also be used to describe the institutions, groups, or societies that subscribe to a belief system as defined above.
- Many people would also consider religion to include a collection of traditions, rituals, art and culture. The definition above is the absolute minimum for religion.