Is the definition of the word religion a riddle or a conundrum that should be addressed?

The Chicago Tribune – NYT_ article titled: For many, Kabul exodus stalls in US, reports the plight of 64,000 Afghanistan refugees, along with the unanswered riddle/conundrum of what is a religion?

For example

Riddle – What word in the Bill of Rights of the USA has no legal definition?

Conundrum – Why are southern border refugees given free tickets on a plane or bus and sent all over the USA within days without even being tested for Covid when they cross the USA borders, and not the Afghanistan refugees?

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom and question once again. “Is Islam a religion or a political entity?”

King Solomon’s Answer to the Queen of Sheba Riddle

“If you have an excellent cook from your country, add him to our thousands. However, as you say, the taste is one. Nevertheless, the wicked is bitter and far from my Lord, and remains in judgment. [3]”

What’s My Point?

There is a fine line between the differences in a riddle vs a conundrum. This same fine line still persists in the USA because we have a First Amendment Right to religion, yet there is no legal definition of what is the difference between a religion or a political entity.

For example, both a religion and a political party have various right, middle, and left viewpoints on issues, the same example applies to a religion.

My point is if a religion teaches verses, for example, a Bible or Koran, “that condones, teaches, or requires a member to engage in any practices to kill or physically harm any living human being to comply with dogma or precept for a deity,” should it be protected as a First Amendment Right of religion?

In My Opinion

In a second article in the Chicago Tribune Editorial titled: Republicans must heed the message from the California referendum and consign Trump to the past, contained this following statement:

“There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home, “he said, noting that “they are children of the same foul spirit, and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”

In my opinion,

Iit has been 20 years since 9/11 and perhaps we should consider the following proverb written 3000 years ago”

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

You Decide

Is it wise or foolish to have no remembrance of another 9/11 before rather than after a tragedy occurs in the USA?

Should we be concerned about the Biden Administration massive immigration policies in relation to King Solomon’s Ecclesiastes and his riddle answer to the Queen of Sheba riddle 3000 years ago about having “too many cooks in a kitchen,” and perhaps some are not excellent because of their religious verses which will be protected by the First Amendment Rights of freedom of religion?

The Democrat party has accused by the Republican Party (namely Trump) for political terrorism on Jan 6 “terrorist attack on the Capital and the writer of the above second article commented:

“There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home, “he said, noting that “they are children of the same foul spirit, and it is our continuing duty to confront them.”

In other words, if the “cultural overlap” is related to a political entity terrorist, why is it a riddle or conundrum that anything related to a religious terrorist is considered a bigoted attack against a religion?

If the question is what is a religion or a political entity is not a riddle / conundrum, , why uis there no legal definition of what is a religion, yet  there is a legal definition for a  political entity?

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Legal Definition of a Religion

There is no uniform definition of “religion,” but it is generally accepted that a “religion” is based on beliefs that address fundamental questions about the meaning of life, humankind’s nature and its place in the universe, and the general exercise of faith. Personal philosophies or beliefs about vaccines do not qualify as a religion. (Google)

Law Dictionary – Political Entity

Word Definitions of religion – Merriam Webster

1a: the state of a religious nun in her 20th year of religion

b (1): the service and worship of God or the supernatural

(2): commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance

2: a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices

3archaic: scrupulous conformity: CONSCIENTIOUSNESS

4: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith