religious person


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Noun1.religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
religionist - a person addicted to religion or a religious zealot
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
non-Catholic - a religious person who is not a Catholic
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
Buddhist - one who follows the teachings of Buddha
Hindoo, Hindu - a person who adheres to Hinduism
abstainer, ascetic - someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
agnostic - a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist)
anointer - one who anoints as a religious ceremony
worshipper, believer, worshiper - a person who has religious faith
celibate - an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
church member, churchgoer - a religious person who goes to church regularly
coreligionist - someone having the same religion as another person
Mandaean, Mandean - a member of a small Gnostic sect that originated in Jordan and survives in Iraq and who believes that John the Baptist was the Messiah
missioner, missionary - someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
Moonie - an often derogatory term for a member of the Unification Church
oblate - a lay person dedicated to religious work or the religious life
Ebionite, Nazarene - a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome
novice, novitiate - someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows
pagan - a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)
Parsee, Parsi - a member of a monotheistic sect of Zoroastrian origin; descended from the Persians; now found in western India
penitent - (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
supplicant, prayer - someone who prays to God
prophet - someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God
religious - a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
religious leader - leader of a religious order
Sabbatarian - one who observes Saturday as the Sabbath (as in Judaism)
sacrificer - a religious person who offers up a sacrifice
tritheist - someone (not an orthodox Christian) who believes that the Father and Son and Holy Ghost are three separate gods
nonreligious person - a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
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According to Azad Jammu Kashmir and Kashmir Interim Constitution Act, Section (2), sub-section (1), 'A Muslim' means a person who believes in oneness of Almighty Allah, in the absolute and unqualified finality of the prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and does not believe in, or accepts prophet any religious person or reformer who claims to be a prophet in any sense of the word or of any description whatsoever, after Muhammad (peace be upon him).
One can be a religious person without embracing violence.
If the first step that a religious person must take in order to begin transitioning to a fully rational, fully secular worldview is to acknowledge that he should be able to support his beliefs with reason, evidence, and logic, then is it better for him to take that first step--or not to take it?
A similar incident took place in the Choueifat municipality, while a sheikh in Mount Lebanon murdered a fellow religious person, two people were shot in the north in a dispute over the right of way, and a man in the south killed his wife for domestic reasons.
A religious person who has frequently visited the Sto.
Usually a religious person is considered as a hardcore person, but that is not being religious.
I am not a religious person but I believe this quote is from the Bible and it describes sadly the problem in this country: "Forgive them, for they know not what they do.
Doesn't that go against the humbleness a religious person is supposed to possess?
I am a religious person and pray, too," Blatter said this week in an interview with a German magazine, "I own a golden cross that has been blessed by Pope Francis.
The Municipal Nursery is a socio-educational public service, open to children aged between 3 months and 3 years old, place of daily life experiences and meaningful relationships with family that contributes to the growth and education of children in the context of a early childhood policy aimed at ensuring the right to education in respect for the individual, cultural and religious person.
A religious person belongs to a particular religion and follows its rules, regulations, ceremonies and rituals.