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April 28, 2017, 04:25:42 AM
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7.25.3.6.5  (02-23-1999)
Religious Belief Defined

    The term "religious" as used in IRC 501(c)(3) is not subject to precise definition. The leading interpretation of the term was made by the Supreme Court in United States v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965), in which the Court interpreted the phrase "religious training and belief" as used in the Universal Military Training and Service Act, 50 U.S.C. section 456 (j), in determining an individual’s eligibility for exemption from military service on religious grounds. The Court formulated the following definition: "A sincere and meaningful belief which occupies in the life of its possessor a place parallel to that filled by the God of those admittedly qualifying for the exemption comes within the statutory definition."

    The Court elaborated upon the Seeger definition in Welsh v. United States, 398 U.S. 33 (1970), stating that "f an individual deeply and sincerely holds beliefs that are purely ethical or moral in source and content but that nevertheless impose upon him a duty of conscience to refrain from participating in any war at any time, those beliefs certainly occupy in the life of that individual a place parallel to that filled by... God in the lives of traditionally religious persons." Thus, religious beliefs include many beliefs (for example, Taoism, Buddhism, and Secular Humanism) that do not posit the existence of a Supreme Being in the conventional sense.


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No. Doesn't have a supernatural element (you can jokingly place Satoshi here), or a sacred/profane division. Lacks many other characteristics of a religion is well.

It could be defined as a social movement, however.
Though it is not required having a supreme being known as God in the definition of "religious" and the example given to those still has its traditions like not eating something like that and to those who believe they worship a God. Believing and worshipping are words with different meaning. It does not mean that a lot of people believe in something let's say Bitcoin is still not considered as religion. These Bitcoin users are just hoping and looking forward of the nice future of Bitcoin ahead which they will benefit greatly from it.
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April 28, 2017, 08:43:00 AM
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7.25.3.6.5  (02-23-1999)
Religious Belief Defined

    The term "religious" as used in IRC 501(c)(3) is not subject to precise definition. The leading interpretation of the term was made by the Supreme Court in United States v. Seeger, 380 U.S. 163 (1965), in which the Court interpreted the phrase "religious training and belief" as used in the Universal Military Training and Service Act, 50 U.S.C. section 456 (j), in determining an individual’s eligibility for exemption from military service on religious grounds. The Court formulated the following definition: "A sincere and meaningful belief which occupies in the life of its possessor a place parallel to that filled by the God of those admittedly qualifying for the exemption comes within the statutory definition."

    The Court elaborated upon the Seeger definition in Welsh v. United States, 398 U.S. 33 (1970), stating that "f an individual deeply and sincerely holds beliefs that are purely ethical or moral in source and content but that nevertheless impose upon him a duty of conscience to refrain from participating in any war at any time, those beliefs certainly occupy in the life of that individual a place parallel to that filled by... God in the lives of traditionally religious persons." Thus, religious beliefs include many beliefs (for example, Taoism, Buddhism, and Secular Humanism) that do not posit the existence of a Supreme Being in the conventional sense.


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April 28, 2017, 09:14:14 AM
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By definition, religion is an organized faith, an institution.
Faith means to believe in something supernatural, invisible, omnipotent and omnipresent.
By this standard, bitcoin is not faith or religion.
Yes, most of us trust bitcoin, have faith in bitcoin, but bitcoin is not new cult or sect Smiley

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April 29, 2017, 06:01:20 PM
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A religion may be defined with its three great characteristics:
Believes and religious practices
The religious feeling i.e. faith
Unity in a community of those who share the same faith: the Church. It is what differentiates religion from magic.
 so yes you can consider at least according to me bitcoin as a religion. Grin
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April 29, 2017, 06:10:22 PM
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By definition, religion is an organized faith, an institution.
Faith means to believe in something supernatural, invisible, omnipotent and omnipresent.
By this standard, bitcoin is not faith or religion.
Yes, most of us trust bitcoin, have faith in bitcoin, but bitcoin is not new cult or sect Smiley
To be honest the range of fans bitcoin is very similar to a cult. There are so many people who don't know where it came from but blindly believe that bitcoin will replace all currencies of the world. Agree it is very similar to the belief in the supernatural.
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April 30, 2017, 04:29:54 AM
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Bitcoin is not a religion, nor related into religion no its not! Religion is very far in bitcoin. But the founder or creator of bitcoin can be a religious person or what, still unknown. Just all I know about this virtual currency it can be the world currency someday.

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May 01, 2017, 07:44:09 AM
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No its not but Satoshi can be a religious figure if people want to worship whoever he is.
I agree that bitcoin isn't religion but Satoshi can be religious. However, decentralized is a symbol of decentralized thought of the creator

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May 01, 2017, 07:47:43 AM
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To me bitcoin is a second religion. I am active daily reading news for bitcoin and learning new things every day about it, just like Christians and Muslims are in their daily prayers.
If bitcoin isn't treated like a religion you won't go far with it, better to start thinking about it as a life savior after a few years when the price surely will skyrocket.
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May 01, 2017, 07:52:10 AM
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No its not but Satoshi can be a religious figure if people want to worship whoever he is.
I agree that bitcoin isn't religion but Satoshi can be religious. However, decentralized is a symbol of decentralized thought of the creator
What can be common between Bitcoin and religion. These are two different things that are surrounded by completely different concepts, because Bitcoin is a high technology, a science that at some points rejects the Faith and the existence of God.
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May 01, 2017, 10:46:50 AM
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No its not but Satoshi can be a religious figure if people want to worship whoever he is.
I agree that bitcoin isn't religion but Satoshi can be religious. However, decentralized is a symbol of decentralized thought of the creator
What can be common between Bitcoin and religion. These are two different things that are surrounded by completely different concepts, because Bitcoin is a high technology, a science that at some points rejects the Faith and the existence of God.

I agree. Bitcoin is not a religion and these two things simply can not be compared because of their too different concepts.
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May 01, 2017, 10:53:17 AM
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Greed nowadays is the prevailing feeling in the world together with envy. People are envious of each other all the time. Rich people like our bosses know only 1 God and that is money for them. For some people bitcoin is money and bitcoin is God for them. I don't think bitcoin is a religion but for some people it may just be.




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May 01, 2017, 11:43:12 AM
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Greed nowadays is the prevailing feeling in the world together with envy. People are envious of each other all the time. Rich people like our bosses know only 1 God and that is money for them. For some people bitcoin is money and bitcoin is God for them. I don't think bitcoin is a religion but for some people it may just be.

It can only be for very greedy people who do not have other values other than money.

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June 29, 2017, 11:28:21 AM
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I think it is not religion. Religion is a community that have Lord who give they time for that. People who have religion follow who give their advice. Bitcoin, i think it is like a work or maybe you are child again that you didnt know everything so you need to study first. when you learn somehow from bitcoin you actually get work like life.

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June 29, 2017, 11:44:05 AM
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Its not, the same political parties are not religions. Vehicle for profit? Yes. Medium of exchange? Yes. Fashionable? Maybe.

When those three intersect in some small-minded individuals - they can exhibit some cultist tendencies, but that still doesnt make for religion.

You see religion isnt merely faith. It is also organized value system, that puts human existence in the context of cosmic order. It gives belivers both rights and reponsibilities.

Bitcoin has none of that and never will.

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June 29, 2017, 12:12:47 PM
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For me bitcoin is just an way of earning money which is possible today and may not be possible in future if it disappears and its not that big that it can become religion as religion is something more important to me then money.



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June 29, 2017, 05:26:04 PM
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this is kind of a joke? how can bitcoin become religion?whats the god is bitcin become religion?
bitcoin new era of technology,for payment,investement and research,this is should be a wonderfull ages for us,if bitcoin really used by all people and country,please don't talk unlogical things about bitcoin,it will give bad effect for bitcoin.

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I think bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and not set of spirit and because it a coins we should just limit it to money instead of spiritual it. Many experts that has analyze bitcoin find out that bitcoin is transparent and because of this any person with little knowledge of computer can easily make money from bitcoin without mystery.


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June 29, 2017, 07:29:51 PM
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I think bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and not set of spirit and because it a coins we should just limit it to money instead of spiritual it. Many experts that has analyze bitcoin find out that bitcoin is transparent and because of this any person with little knowledge of computer can easily make money from bitcoin without mystery.

I, too, do not see any reason to compare bitcoins with religion. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, that is, some good that makes the material life of people better.

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June 30, 2017, 06:22:08 AM
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But how if someday the currency of btc is extremely drop?  Huh How could we suffer such pain as buying a pizza with 10,000 btc  Cry

But yet, IN BITCOIN WE TRUST!!  Grin

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June 30, 2017, 08:48:14 AM
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Bitcoin is not a religion but the most convenient and powerful form of payment ever created until now. Because of this many people see it as a religion in the sense that they follow it everyday just like it was a religion and are in touch with it every day just like religious people go to praying everyday.

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