(Latin religion-obligation, bond, reverence.
'1) The tendency to prefer material possessions and physical comfort to spiritual values.
2) The theory that nothing exists but matter and its movements and modifications.'
'1) Belief in a superhuman controlling power, especially in a personal God or gods entitled to obedience and worship; the expression of this in worship .
Suits me. For the purpose of the discussion 'Is intelligent design religion?'
(*) Oddly, many atheists are Marxists despite the evidence of misery, tyranny, poverty, environmental degradation and war produced by that particular godless philosophy when put into power in countries like China, Russia and North Korea. When I was approached by a Socialist Worker Party man with their magazine, I said 'No thank you, Marxism has failed.' He sneered at me 'It's never been tried.'
How deep our denial can run when the evidence is against something that we really desire to believe in?