Religion - From the Latin religiō, meaning conscientiousness. Religion is the Domain of Values: The Substance of Goodness. The Religionist advocates something.
The characteristics of religious behavior find their differentia in the basic definition of religion: Religion is devotion to what one holds to be supremely worthful not only for himself but for all human living. As has been pointed out, the two elements which persist and stand out strongly are devotion and supreme value. Where religion is genuine, we shall find these two elements in the functioning relationship between the devotee and his operative situation. —Regina Westcott-Wieman