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    Re: develop a faith

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do they translate the same in your native language? They don't in mine.
    Even they are the same in English, or their some meanings overlap. And this is the case in my native. Don't they mean the same or never overlap in your native? I think this would be very strange.

    Christian faith=Christian religion
    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/faith
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    Re: develop a faith

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Something's wrong here. You said that your original sentence was self-written. What did you think you meant?
    What I think is that at first religions are faiths, faiths become religion in time. Some people believe in some credos, this is the faith at first. These credo's become more organized and the followers rise in time. This is the religion.
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    Re: develop a faith

    There's no set progression of terminology for a religion - again you seem to be trying to pigeonhole and label things that aren't inherently so cut and dried. Christian/Buddist/Islamic/X faith' is simply a synonym for 'religion' in this context. If anything, according to this entry #3 , 'faith' is a particularly strong belief in a religion - almost the opposite of your supposed order.

    People believe in whatever it is they believe in. Terms like 'religion, cult, and faith' are just labels used to describe those belief systems.
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    Re: develop a faith

    I wouldn't include "cult" in that list. It implies a belief system, usually with a charismatic leader, that requires cutting or severely reducing contact with non-cult-members.
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    Re: develop a faith

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I wouldn't include "cult" in that list. It implies a belief system, usually with a charismatic leader, that requires cutting or severely reducing contact with non-cult-members.
    Cult also made me think, inspired by a similar Turkish word, magic and magical things, mystery but mostly bad one along with a charismatic leader. Is cult closely related to occult?
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    Re: develop a faith

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Is cult closely related to occult?
    Etymologically, no. But a secret cult may well engage in occult activities. Mine does.

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