Religiosity

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System of internal registers by means of which a believer orients their mental contents in a transcendent direction. R. is closely linked to faith, which can be oriented in naive, fanatical and destructive, or useful ways (from the point of view of which references are used) in relation to a contemporary world whose rapidly changing or painful stimuli are leading to an increasing destructing of human consciousness. R. does not necessarily involve belief in a divinity, as can be seen, for example, in the case of the original Buddhist mysticism. From this perspective, it is possible to understand the existence of a “r. without religion.” But in any case, r. involves an experience of “meaning” in events and in human life. Nor can such an experience be reduced to a philosophy, a psychology or, more generally, to any system of ideas.