Religion can be defined as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature and purpose of the universe, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. Their narratives either oral or written help give meaning to life and all of its mysteries. Religion, or at least religious inquiry, is something that virtually all humans have in common. We all ponder on the meaning of life, how to make the most of it and what happens afterwards. Religion is a way of explaining all these things and more within a cultural context that we can understand.
In this section you will find a variety of different articles exploring different aspects of religious faith and belief, as well as aspects of spirituality. Spirituality differs from religion in that religious doctrine is for the most part unchangeable, being already set down by Holy men and Holy writings, many years before. In many cases it is also unchallengeable, with those that do challenge ostracised by their peers.
Spirituality on the surface at least, has much in common with religion, as it too is a way of explaining the unknown, of answering all those questions that we think and ponder on, that science cannot (always) answer for us. Unlike religion, spiritual beliefs are fluid and ever changing, as our ideas about life and indeed the universe also flow and change. There is no fear of retribution from a Priesthood or angry God for those who stray from the path, for spirituality leaves you free to find and follow your own path, wherever it may lead you.