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Religiosity The Gallup Religiosity Index, 2009. (light color indicates religious, dark nonreligious)[1] Religiosity, in its broadest sense, is a comprehensive sociological term used to refer to the numerous aspects of religious activity, dedication, and belief (religious doctrine). Another term that would work equally well, though less often used, is religiousness. The problem of evil, as described circa 300 B.C. In about 300 B.C., Epicurus eloquently summed up the problem of the existence of evil. It has come to be known as the Riddle of Epicurus or the Epicurean paradox. It was translated by David Hume in the Dialogues concerning Natural Religion:

10 Simple Ways to Raise Your Level of Conscious Awareness January 31, 2013 by @dieselpokers What does it mean to become more conscious? It is the progressive realization of conscious mastery over your mind. The challenge is that it takes consciousness to grow consciousness. But you needn’t worry about this because you already have the seed. Think of it like fire.

listverse Weird Stuff Most of us are familiar with reports of the paranormal around us – whether we ourselves are believers or sceptics. Entities such as ghosts, and mysterious animals like Big Foot and Nessie, have always haunted our collective consciousness. Amongst all the weirdness that purportedly exists in our midst, there are occurrences, which though they may not all be considered new, have earned increasing attention in modern times. Ever since the discovery that a hobbit like race actually once existed on the earth, science has been re-examining the possibility that other reported little people may not be entirely mythical. Putting science aside, there have always been those who insist that small humanoid creatures exist amongst us.

Category:Study of religion This category regroups topics in the multidisciplinary academic field of religious studies. Religious studies is the academic field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically-based, and cross-cultural perspectives. Please note that this field/category is not the same as theology or Category:Theology, though it often encompasses certain aspects of that field. Subcategories This category has the following 16 subcategories, out of 16 total.

Why Militant Atheism is Necessary - Shane's Soapbox Why Militant Atheism is Necessary Apr 4, 2011 Militant Atheism is necessary as a force to counteract the unbalanced political and social power that popular religious belief systems have wielded for too long through their powerful standardising of beliefs. It is impossible to persuade people to change their point of view when their point of view is not actually their own and they don’t care about the subject matter.

25 Spiritual Lessons There are many lessons we can learn during the course of our lives that can help us overcome our problems and live in contentment. In this post I would like to share some of the greatest such lessons I have learned. For this reason, I have compiled a list of 25 spiritual lessons that I find of utmost importance that everyone should try to understand and always keep in mind. RJ Naved Plays The Meanest ‘Prank’ Ever & Makes A Man Cry. Yet He Deserves A Standing Ovation RJ Naved Plays The Meanest ‘Prank’ Ever & Makes A Man Cry. Yet He Deserves A Standing Ovation The exponential increase in crimes against women is a dark reality.

Category:Religious studies scholars Scholars in religious studies, the academic field of multi-disciplinary, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. Includes anthropology of religion, sociology of religion, psychology of religion, philosophy of religion and history of religion. Subcategories This category has the following 12 subcategories, out of 12 total. Pages in category "Religious studies scholars" Hundreds of Proofs of God’s Existence NOTE: For real proofs of the nonexistence of any god, see "Why Atheism?" For other evidence, go to Atheists of Silicon Valley debate page . Hundreds of Proofs of God’s Existence Formerly: Over Three Hundred Proofs of God’s Existence