Natural religion

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An idea that started during the Enlightenment which claimed there was an underlying religious sense, or core values, to all religions.
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An idea that started during the Enlightenment which claimed there was an underlying [[religious]] sense, or core values, to all religions.
  
  
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Five doctrines essential to all religions:
 
Five doctrines essential to all religions:
  
1: There is supreme being  
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1: There is a supreme being  
  
 
2: He ought to be worshiped
 
2: He ought to be worshiped

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Natural Religion

An idea that started during the Enlightenment which claimed there was an underlying religious sense, or core values, to all religions.


Herbert of Cherbury (1583-1648) on natural religion:

Five doctrines essential to all religions:

1: There is a supreme being

2: He ought to be worshiped

3: Virtue and piety are the essential core of religion

4: Vices and crimes are expiated by repentance

5: Divine rewards and punishments in both this world and the next

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