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How Cultural Anthropologists Redefined Humanity. SullivanReligionsOfTheWorldChapter1. Mayflower 400: how society feared and ridiculed puritans. England in the 17th century was what’s known as a “confessional state” – everyone was supposed to practice religion in the way the government decided.

Mayflower 400: how society feared and ridiculed puritans

But puritans didn’t much like the way religion was practised by the Church of England. Puritans thought there should be more stress on the bible and opposed any religious practice not clearly sanctioned by it. This included everything the Church of England retained from Catholicism: clerical dress, images, the Common Prayer Book and the church festivals associated with it.

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Namo Avalokiteshvara. Mythology/ Religion - Joseph Campbell & other wise minds. Ancient myth/religion. NEW PODCAST: The Shadow Network – ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Moyers on Democracy.

NEW PODCAST: The Shadow Network –

What is the shadow network behind the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court? Sámi Stories: Art & Identity of an Arctic People. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Taoism (Daoism): History, Beliefs, Customs. Islamic Sects, Schools, Branches & Movements — Information is Beautiful. Religion and refugees are deeply entwined in the US. Robert Bowers lashed out at what he believed to be a Jewish plot to bring more refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S. before allegedly murdering 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Religion and refugees are deeply entwined in the US

Bowers’s claim that HIAS, a prominent Jewish humanitarian organization, was bringing migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala northward to commit violence was false. But it is true that many religious communities in the U.S., including American Jews, have long supported refugees and asylum-seeking migrants who arrive in the U.S.

Saudi Arabia, Exporter of Oil and Bigotry. Photo A college senior boarded a flight and excitedly called his family to recount a United Nations event he had attended, but, unfortunately, he was speaking Arabic.

Saudi Arabia, Exporter of Oil and Bigotry

Southwest Airlines kicked him off the plane, in the sixth case reported in the United States this year in which a Muslim was ejected from a flight. Such Islamophobia also finds expression in the political system, with Donald Trump calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country (“Welcome to the U.S.A.! Now, what’s your religion?”)

And Ted Cruz suggesting special patrols of Muslim neighborhoods (in New York City, by the nearly 1,000 police officers who are Muslim?). Buddhism Archive. Theravada Buddhism. Buddhist Quote - Buddhism Quotes - Famous Buddhist Quotes - Buddhist Quotes and Saying. Here is a short write up on Buddhist/Buddhism quotes.

Buddhist Quote - Buddhism Quotes - Famous Buddhist Quotes - Buddhist Quotes and Saying

Explore more information on Buddhist quotes and sayings. In the following lines, we have mentioned some famous Buddhist quotes and sayings by Buddha … Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. Buddhism: 11 Common Misunderstandings and Mistakes. People believe many things about Buddhism that simply are incorrect.

Buddhism: 11 Common Misunderstandings and Mistakes

They think Buddhists want to get enlightened so they can be blissed out all the time. If something bad happens to you, it's because of something you did in a past life. Everybody knows that Buddhists have to be vegetarians. Buddhist Texts and Teachings. Freddie Mercury's family faith: The ancient religion of Zoroastrianism. In the Freddie Mercury biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” there’s a scene in which a family member scolds Mercury.

Freddie Mercury's family faith: The ancient religion of Zoroastrianism

“So now the family name is not good enough for you?” “I changed it legally,” Mercury responds. “No looking back.” It might come as a surprise to some that Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara. Stephen Hawking Wrote There Is 'No Possibility' of God Creating the Universe for His New Book. Japanese Scroll printed thousands times 700 years before Gutenberg. Empress Shōtoku occupied the Japanese throne twice.

Japanese Scroll printed thousands times 700 years before Gutenberg

She ruled first from 749 to 758 C.E. as Empress Kōken, abdicating because she fell into a depression. In 761, following her mother’s death, a Buddhist monk named Dōkyō was brought in to help her. The two grew close, and Shōtoku soon promoted him to high levels of government far out of step with his nominal political experience. JINJA HONCHO - Association of Shinto Shrines. The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19. This Land Is Mine. Exodus by artist Nina Paley. Like a penis. Shock: The First Crusade and the Conquest of Jerusalem. God, do humans have free will? Whirling Dervishes.

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You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you

Religious Right and the Trump problem. The Monday after America heard Mr.

Religious Right and the Trump problem

Trump’s vulgar boasting, Ralph Reed, the political strategist thought to have a genius for turning out evangelical voters, delivered a full-throated defense of why Christians should vote for the nominee to students at Liberty University. That same day, Mark DeMoss, a highly regarded Christian public relations professional who, in the 1980s, was the chief of staff to Liberty’s founder, Jerry Falwell Sr., told me, “The evangelical movement has, in my view, forfeited any future moral authority in American public life.” Mr. DeMoss, himself a Liberty alumnus, was asked to resign from the university board’s executive committee in February after he was publicly critical of the endorsement of Mr. Trump by Liberty’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr. How a Runaway Nun Helped an Outlaw Monk Change the World.

By Andrew Curry In terms of marriage prospects, Martin Luther wasn’t necessarily a natural pick. The middle-aged theology professor was known to be loud, argumentative, and judgmental. He was always on the road, came from a common family, and didn’t have enough money to buy a wedding ring. Salem Memorializes Those Killed During Witch Trials. The 19 men and women who were hanged at Proctor's Ledge during the Salem witch trials 325 years ago have been memorialized at the site of their deaths in Salem, Mass. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption toggle caption Stephan Savoia/AP The 19 men and women who were hanged at Proctor's Ledge during the Salem witch trials 325 years ago have been memorialized at the site of their deaths in Salem, Mass. Rabbi Sacks: facing the future without fear, together. Tricking and treating has a history. Over the past few decades, Halloween celebrations have gained in popularity, not only with children and families, but with all those fascinated with the spooky and scary.

As a scholar of myth and religion in popular culture, I look at Halloween with particular interest – especially the ways in which today’s Halloween tradition came to evolve. A pre-Christian tradition. Kabbalah. Esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought of Judaism Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה, literally "reception, tradition"[1] or "correspondence"[2]:3) is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism.[3] A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a Mequbbāl (מְקוּבָּל).[3] The definition of Kabbalah varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it,[4] from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later adaptations in Western esotericism (Christian Kabbalah and Hermetic Qabalah).

Jewish Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between God, the unchanging, eternal, and mysterious Ein Sof (אֵין סוֹף, "The Infinite"),[5][6] and the mortal and finite universe (God's creation).[3][5] It forms the foundation of mystical religious interpretations within Judaism.[3][7] Traditions[edit] The Fairy Faith: An Ancient Indigenous European Religion. The Mystic In The Machine – Sam Barlow – Medium. Claire Beckett photographs American converts to Islam in her series, “The Converts.” Vigilantes In India: Protecting Sacred Cows, Promoting A Hindu Way Of Life : Parallels. A buffalo market in central Rajasthan, India. How To Be a Systems Thinker. Why the only future worth building includes everyone. Philosophy. The Cognitive Origins of Religion. To understand the human brain we often turn to neuroscientists and psychologists. Two decades ago, Professor of Archaeology Steven Mithen decided to explore the origins of our nervous system (and much more) through his field of study.

How do you sell God in the 21st century? More heaven, less hell. A couple of years ago, a Chicago-based corporate-identity consultant Chris Herron gave himself the ultimate challenge: rebrand hell. It was half gag, half self-promotion, but Herron took the project seriously, considering what it would take for a place like hell to become a premier destination in the travel market. Herron decided that what hell needed was a complete brand overhaul. The pagan roots of Easter. The Pagan origins of Easter. Easter. Japan: The Most Religious Atheist Country. When the Agency for Cultural Affairs commissioned a report into religious beliefs in Japan, they were initially confused by their results.

The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi. Life after a sex cult: 'If I’m not a member of this religion any more, then who am I?' A brief overview. The FBI and Religion: Muslims, Mormons, Jews, and More - The Atlantic. MythBlast: Shiva and the Great Dance – JCF: Home. How Do People Become Indoctrinated Into Cults? Not the Time for Reconciliation. How We Can Begin to Rebuild the American Community. Panoramic view Valley of the Kings Egypt. THE BIG MYTH - an animated study of world creation myths. The Next Time Someone Uses The Bible To Say Homosexuality Is A Sin, Show Them This.

Animated map shows how religion spread around the world. HISTORY OF IDEAS - Rituals. Eastern Religion and Philosophy. Misunderstandings of Religion. Chuang Tzu: The Next Voice. How life on Earth began. Where Does Religion Come From? 3-Question Quiz Predicts Whether You Believe in God. 6 unexpected findings about Mormon doubters — and one that’s no surprise.

Religion Is a Social Science, so Why Isn't It Studied Like One? The Rise and Not-Quite-Fall of Religion in American Politics. Which Holy Book Is More Violent? Lack of belief in gods. 'Inventing American Religion': What Is Lost in Trying to Understand Religion Through Polling and Statistics? Sam Harris - Why a Loving God would Damn All Other Faiths To Hell 2 click. Who said it: Bernie Sanders or Pope Francis? First Muslim Gay ‘Imam’ Says ‘Quran Doesn’t Call for Punishment of Homosexuals’ How the uninformed help ISIS. She Discovered Jurassic Dinosaur Fossils that Challenged Bible-Based Creationism. THUNK - 86. Cognitive Biases & the Socratic Method. THE EYE-OPENER. Religious literacy. Saraswati’s life was one of a million mutinies – but she always had the last word. Understanding (and Refuting) the Arguments for God.