The Greek god Apollo

The monastery of P'Jem (2151)

The Ferengi Quark prays to an idol of the Blessed Exchequer

Religion, or faith, was an abstract set of ideas, values, or experiences developed from cultural interaction. It usually revolves around the idea of the supernatural, sacred, divine, or the highest truth. Religion encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and mystic experience. It is often codified in prayer, ritual, and religious law.

Comparative religion was a subject taught in the Federation in the early 23rd century. (DIS: "New Eden")

The primary faiths of Earth were considered to include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, and Wicca. During Doctor Phlox's stay on Earth, he made a point of studying a number of Earth religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity. (DIS: "New Eden"; ENT: "Cold Front")

In 2151, Andorian Commander Thy'lek Shran asked Keval if he lost faith in their mission when Shran ordered a search the same rooms of the Vulcan monastery at P'Jem again and again. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")

By the late 24th century, Human views on religion were mixed with Picard fearing that Human interference had "set back" a pre-industrial race to an age of religious belief. (TNG: "Who Watches The Watchers") From the other viewpoint, Kasidy Yates mentioned that her mother would want her daughter to be married by a minister. (DS9: "Penumbra")

In 2370, Alixus wondered if new truths could be found in man's ancient religions. (DS9: "Paradise")

In 2372, Kira Nerys attributed Miles O'Brien and Jadzia Dax's ability to converse at ease with Benjamin Sisko to the fact that unlike in hers, he was not a significant figure in either of their religions. (DS9: "Starship Down")

Upon hearing Odo lament the lack of a shared faith between himself and Kira in 2375, Julian Bashir reminded him that there were other faiths. (DS9: "Covenant")

As of 2376, the presence of USS Voyager in orbit above Kelemane's planet had inspired several aspects of their culture, including religion. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

While trying to discourage the belief that the crew of USS Voyager were spirit folk, Michael Sullivan cautioned that "superstition is the religion of fools." (VOY: "Spirit Folk")

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