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Religious vs Cultural – What’s the difference?

Religious vs Cultural - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between religious and cultural is that religious is concerning religion while cultural is pertaining to culture.

As a noun religious is a member of a religious order, ie a monk or nun.




(en adjective )

  • Concerning religion.
  • It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.
  • Committed to the practice of religion.
  • I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.
  • Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.
  • I’m a religious fan of college basketball.


    * (concerning religion)
    * (committed to religion)
    * (highly dedicated)


    * Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha’i, Wiccan, Eckist, Druid, Jain, , Sikh, Taoist, Zoroastrian, Unitarian Universalist, New Ager, reconstructionist, LaVeyan Satanist, Scientologist, Rastafarian, Taoist, pagan, spiritist, humanist, Thelemite, Confucianist



  • A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 354:
  • Towards the end of the seventh century the monks of Fleury […] clandestinely excavated the body of Benedict himself, plus the corpse of his even more shadowy sister and fellow religious , Scholastica.






    (en adjective )

  • Pertaining to culture.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Sarah Glaz
  • , title= Ode to Prime Numbers
    , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist)
    , passage=Some poems, echoing the purpose of early poetic treatises on scientific principles, attempt to elucidate the mathematical concepts that underlie prime numbers. Others play with primes’ cultural associations. Still others derive their structure from mathematical patterns involving primes.}}

    Derived terms

    * culturally
    * intercultural
    * monocultural
    * multicultural
    * transcultural
    * cultural transmission
    * cultural anthropology
    * cultural literacy
    * cultural wealth
    * cultural evolution
    * cultural understanding
    * cultural tradition