"...attending a secular church is being religious. You may have no deity involved, but you are going through the motions of a religion."

You're making a claim, here, that there is a fixed definition of religion, and that it doesn't necessarily involve a deity. In fact, defining "religion" is very dfficult, but most definition do involve a deity (or, at the least a transcendent being, thing or principle). There is no firm definition in US law: https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7793&context=ylj

(link goes to a 32-page PDF)

...or UK law:


If you believe that a set of behaviours ("going through the motions") is what defines religion, I would ask you what, then, defines superstition?

Psychology graduate with interests in values and morality, cognition and executive function, and High Functioning Depression. Kiwi living in London, UK.

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