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God Hates Organized Religion
God Hates Organized Religion
Published: 2013/07/13
Channel: Martin Zender
Dana Carvey on Organized Religion
Dana Carvey on Organized Religion
Published: 2009/11/23
Channel: Richie Allen
Pastor Reveals Organized Religion
Pastor Reveals Organized Religion's Dirty Secret
Published: 2014/08/12
Channel: The Alex Jones Channel
Why I left the Institutional Church and Organized Religion
Why I left the Institutional Church and Organized Religion
Published: 2012/08/10
Channel: iamwalkingbyfaith
George Carlin --- Religion is Bullshit
George Carlin --- Religion is Bullshit
Published: 2009/04/23
Channel: ChrissyA1
Organized Religion Is A Cancer: Spirituality is Not
Organized Religion Is A Cancer: Spirituality is Not
Published: 2016/03/30
Channel: Styxhexenhammer666
Beautiful Eulogy - Organized Religion (feat Jackie Hill and Eshon Burgundy)
Beautiful Eulogy - Organized Religion (feat Jackie Hill and Eshon Burgundy)
Published: 2013/10/30
Channel: M E N C A S B E A T S
Organized religion, what you must know.
Organized religion, what you must know.
Published: 2017/09/23
Channel: Berean TV
The Church For People Who Are “Spiritual, But Not Religious”
The Church For People Who Are “Spiritual, But Not Religious”
Published: 2016/02/23
Channel: CollegeHumor
Pew survey: More Americans leaving organized religion
Pew survey: More Americans leaving organized religion
Published: 2015/05/12
Channel: CBS Evening News
Organized Religion - Cyrus Speaks
Organized Religion - Cyrus Speaks
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: Cyrus Speaks
God Hates Organized Religion
God Hates Organized Religion
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: Beo Nguyen
Disillusionment of Organized Religion: True Testimonies of Faithless Millennials
Disillusionment of Organized Religion: True Testimonies of Faithless Millennials
Published: 2016/05/17
Channel: Fowl Fiend Films
People Don
People Don't Like Organized Religion, But They Like Jesus
Published: 2014/12/28
Channel: Dan Marler
Bill Cooper tells the truth about organized religion
Bill Cooper tells the truth about organized religion
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: DanalYek
Narcissism in Organized Religions Spiritual Abuse Lisa A. Romano
Narcissism in Organized Religions Spiritual Abuse Lisa A. Romano
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: Lisa A. Romano Breakthrough Life Coach Inc.
The Millennial Left Has Sold Out to Organized Religion, Corporations, and Authoritarianism
The Millennial Left Has Sold Out to Organized Religion, Corporations, and Authoritarianism
Published: 2017/08/10
Channel: Styxhexenhammer666
WUDC 2011 SF Organized Religion
WUDC 2011 SF Organized Religion
Published: 2014/02/19
Channel: youjin2237
I Love God—But Hate Organized Religion
I Love God—But Hate Organized Religion
Published: 2013/10/10
Channel: Living Waters
Dr. John Henrik Clarke on organized religion vs spirituality, part 1
Dr. John Henrik Clarke on organized religion vs spirituality, part 1
Published: 2011/06/10
Channel: Jota Afrika
Ascend Beyond | Why I left organized "Religion" & The Church Facility
Ascend Beyond | Why I left organized "Religion" & The Church Facility
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: Ascend Beyond
Man Tries To SILENCE Us For Rebuking Organized Religion (Bath Street Preaching And Soul Winning)
Man Tries To SILENCE Us For Rebuking Organized Religion (Bath Street Preaching And Soul Winning)
Published: 2017/10/16
Channel: excatholics
Freedom From Religion   How to Break Free of Organized Religion
Freedom From Religion How to Break Free of Organized Religion
Published: 2014/08/18
Channel: Dr. Steve McSwain
Organized Religion, the biggest Racket & greatest evil
Organized Religion, the biggest Racket & greatest evil
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: syyenergy7
I Hold Organized Religion in Contempt
I Hold Organized Religion in Contempt
Published: 2016/10/02
Channel: Styxhexenhammer666
On Organized Religion
On Organized Religion
Published: 2011/01/25
Channel: Anne Rice
Cultural Christianity and Organized Religion
Cultural Christianity and Organized Religion
Published: 2017/08/02
Channel: Dazzling1
Can you be spiritual and yet hate organized religion?
Can you be spiritual and yet hate organized religion?
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: ERLC
Organized Religion
Organized Religion
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: Beautiful Eulogy - Topic
Lawrence Krauss: Is Xenophobia Inherent in Organized Religion?
Lawrence Krauss: Is Xenophobia Inherent in Organized Religion?
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: Big Think
3 Reasons Religion Is Bullshit...
3 Reasons Religion Is Bullshit...
Published: 2017/01/02
Channel: Enlighten
The Birth of Organized Religion - Richard Kelly Hoskins
The Birth of Organized Religion - Richard Kelly Hoskins
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: Hail Christ 83
Eric Jon Phelps - Crisis in Organized Religion
Eric Jon Phelps - Crisis in Organized Religion
Published: 2011/07/19
Channel: TheHallOfRecords
"Organized Religion was Created to Control the Masses?" (Sweetwater Church of Christ)
"Organized Religion was Created to Control the Masses?" (Sweetwater Church of Christ)
Published: 2014/06/22
Channel: Sweetwater Church of Christ
Charlamagne Tha God Talks Organized Religion with Phoebe Robinson
Charlamagne Tha God Talks Organized Religion with Phoebe Robinson
Published: 2017/01/31
Channel: WNYC Studios
Vegetation Is Incapable Of Organized Religion
Vegetation Is Incapable Of Organized Religion
Published: 2008/05/07
Channel: Vorhias
Andrew Cohen on the Danger of Organized Religion
Andrew Cohen on the Danger of Organized Religion
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: Big Think
Confidence In Organized Religion Hits All Time Low In U.S.
Confidence In Organized Religion Hits All Time Low In U.S.
Published: 2015/06/18
Channel: Secular Talk
“Go Out of Her, My People!” Yah commands everyone to flee organized religion.
“Go Out of Her, My People!” Yah commands everyone to flee organized religion.
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: WLC Videos
I dont believe in organized religion.....but i
I dont believe in organized religion.....but i'll be good.......
Published: 2010/01/29
Channel: LearnTruthFindPeace
Why I FEAR organized religion! (Bioshock Infinite)
Why I FEAR organized religion! (Bioshock Infinite)
Published: 2013/04/17
Channel: ReviewTechUSA
MAN
MAN'S ORGANIZED RELIGION VS. SPIRITUALITY
Published: 2015/10/11
Channel: Amerishima2012
Alex Jones on organized religion and resistance
Alex Jones on organized religion and resistance
Published: 2010/04/24
Channel: resistthemnow
All Organized Religions Worship Satan Sun god
All Organized Religions Worship Satan Sun god
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: Kamil and Sheila Pyka
Why I left Organized religion & What I believe in now....
Why I left Organized religion & What I believe in now....
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: The Naked Medium
CNN: Fate of Organized Religion
CNN: Fate of Organized Religion
Published: 2011/03/30
Channel: SundriedAtheist
Why I
Why I'm Against Organized Religion by Bro William Branham
Published: 2013/10/15
Channel: C.O O
Spiritual Awakening Journey: #4 Leaving Organized Religion
Spiritual Awakening Journey: #4 Leaving Organized Religion
Published: 2017/03/26
Channel: Dialogues & Arguments B/T God & An Atheist
Dawa to Deists I don
Dawa to Deists I don't like organized Religion
Published: 2007/11/25
Channel: Islam Truth
"Organized religion" isn
"Organized religion" isn't the problem, religion is
Published: 2012/01/31
Channel: Zinnia Jones
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Organized religion (or organised religion—see spelling differences), also known as institutional religion, is religion in which belief systems and rituals are systematically arranged and formally established.[1] Organized religion is typically characterized by an official doctrine (or dogma), a hierarchical or bureaucratic leadership structure, and a codification of rules and practices.

Mass media frequently[quantify] use the term organized religion to refer to the world's largest religious groups,[2][3] especially those known by name internationally, and it also refers to organizations with which one can legally or officially affiliate oneself or not.[4]

Organized religion is distinguished from the broader idea of religion especially in anthropology, sociology and philosophy. American philosopher William James states that

Religion... shall mean for us the feelings, acts, and experiences of individual men in their solitude... in relation to whatever they may consider the divine. Since the relation may be either moral, physical, or ritual, it is evident that out of religion in the sense in which we take it, theologies, philosophies, and ecclesiastical organizations may secondarily grow.[5]

James further comments that the essential elements of "institutional religion" are "worship and sacrifice, procedures for working on the dispositions of the deity [i.e.] theology, and ceremony and ecclesiastical organization".[6]

Organized religion seems[original research?] to have gained prevalence since the Neolithic era with the rise of wide-scale civilization and agriculture. Organized religions may include a state's official religion, for example reified by a state church; however, most political states have any number of organized religions practiced within their jurisdiction. Due to their structured, standardized, and so easily proliferated form, organized religions comprise many of the world's major religious groups.[citation needed] The Abrahamic religions are all largely considered[by whom?] organized (including Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the Bahá'í Faith), as well as some schools of thought within Indian religions (for example, some schools of Hinduism and Buddhism). Religions that are not considered organized, or only loosely so, include many indigenous and folk religions, such as traditional African religions, Native American religions and prehistoric religions, as well as personal religions including some strands of Hinduism.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Molnar, Darin R., PhD (9 December 2010). "Three Worldviews". 
  2. ^ Saad, Lydia (2012). "U.S. Confidence in Organized Religion at Low Point". Gallup. 
  3. ^ Nolan, Hamilton. "he Inevitable Collapse of Organized Religion in America". Gawker. 
  4. ^ Siebold, Steve (2012). "Another Blow to Religion in America--Or Is It?". The Huffington Post. 
  5. ^ James, William (1902). "Lecture II: Circumscription of the Topic". The Varieties of Religious Experience. Arc Manor LLC. p. 31. 
  6. ^ James, Williams (1902). "Lecture II: Circumscription of the Topic". The Varieties of Religious Experience. Arc Manor LLC. p. 30. 

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