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Facts on the world's religions.

Facts on the world's religions.
Welcome! Religion, or at least religious inquiry, is something that virtually all humans have in common. In all corners of the world and in all eras of history, people have wondered about the meaning of life, how to make the best of it, what happens afterwards, and if there is anyone or anything "out there." The goal of ReligionFacts is to provide free, reliable information — "just the facts" — on the various answers that have been given to these questions, as well as the rituals and customs that go along with them. This very broad definition means that we have articles on a wide variety of world religions and belief systems, both ancient and modern. 237KStumbleUpon

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History of the Ancient Aryans Iran is the ancient name of Persia, and it is derived from the root "Arya" or Aryan, the Indo-European branch of peoples who settled in that land. The Aryans of ancient Iran were Mazdayasni Zarathushtris, ie. Worshippers of Ahura Mazda (the name of God in Avestan) as revealed by the ancient prophet Zarathushtra, thousands of years before Christ. However, all the ancient Zoroastrian scriptures speak of an earlier homeland from where our people came, the lost "Airyane Vaejahi" or seedland of the Aryans.

Facts & Figures: Enchanted Objects Enchanted Objects Arthurian Legend The following magical objects found in the Arthurian legend are actually too enormous to list here. Since Arthur and some of his companions are found in Welsh (Celtic) literature, it is only right to list their possessions here.

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. In its narrowest sense, religiosity deals more with how religious a person is, and less with how a person is religious (in practicing certain rituals, retelling certain stories, revering certain symbols, or accepting certain doctrines about deities and afterlife). Components[edit]

Theological beliefs in god: concepts of transcendence & immanence Sponsored link. Note: In this essay, we will use the term "deity" in a very broad, generic, gender-neutral sense to refer to a male God, or a female Goddess, or a group of Gods, or a set of Goddesses, or a pantheon of Gods and Goddesses -- that is, any form of one or more supreme beings in which followers of a particular faith tradition believe. The name(s), gender(s), and structure of deity: According to David Barrett et al, editors of the "World Christian Encyclopedia, there are 19 major world religions which can be subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups, and many thousands of smaller ones. 1 One is struck by the diversity of mutually exclusive beliefs about deity which are firmly held by followers of these thousands of faith groups.

The major world religions The information provided below is intended to provide a short introduction to the major world religions as defined classically. Each description has been kept very short so that it is easy to read straight through all of them and get a general impression of the diversity of spiritual paths humanity takes to live the kind of life God wants. As a result, a great many things have been omitted. No omissions are intentional and readers are encouraged to consult other resources on the web as well as books for more in-depth information. For an excellent introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, Christianity, and Judaism, Huston Smith's "The World's Religions" is highly recommended.

Family tree of the Greek gods Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures The Bhagavad Gita as an Integral Part of the Epic Mahabharata The Bhagavad Gita as an Integral Part of the Epic Mahabharata The Bhagavad Gita is an integral part of a vast epic, the great Sanskrit poem, The Mahabharata. According to the scholar J.A.B. van Buitenen the Mahabharata has had an immense influence, more than any other text, on Indian civilization. The Mahabharata is not just another tale of the ceaseless human drama, but it is ‘the storehouse of political wisdom, philosophical doctrine, religious doctrines, and a splendid work of literary art’ (M.N. Dutt). Indian tradition has accepted Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa as poet author of the Mahabharata.

On God’s Immanence and Transcendence - CultureWatch There is no more important, profound and majestic theme than God, and to talk of his attributes is a sublime and never-ending discussion. Oceans of ink can never even begin to exhaust who God is and what he is like. But we are called to think God’s thoughts after him, and seek to put the truths of Scripture into some order and structure. That is the task of theology, especially systematic theology. And all important theologies give pre-eminence to God, who he is, and what he is like.

Metaphysical Explanations Of Specific Physical Aches, Pains And Sicknesses Metaphysical Explanations Of Specific Physical Aches, Pains And Sicknesses Updated November 8, 2014 by in5d Alternative News * Click HERE to visit our Official Facebook page and be sure to "Like" us!!! (opens in a new window) * Also visit in5D Connection where you can find your soul mate or join one of our amazing groups. EVERYONE is welcome! World religions Menu Sponsored link. Symbols of some of the largest religions in the world: 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

summary of mahabharata Summary of the MahabharataThe Mahabharata tells the story of two sets of paternal first cousins--the five sons of the deceased king Pandu (the five Pandavas and the one hundred sons of blind King Dhritarashtra--who became bitter rivals, and opposed each other in war for possession of the ancestral Bharata kingdom with its capital in the "City of the Elephants," Hastinapura , on the Ganga river in north central India.

Nature of Religion and Beliefs - Requirement 1 (Content Description) Religion by its nature defies precise definition. However, the central commonality to all world religions is the belief in the supernatural dimension. Thus, it can be said that the most significant element of a religious worldview is this belief in a divine being or power, which is greater than humankind and the natural world. This being or power is believed to be responsible for the creation of the world, for providing a moral framework for human life and being the ultimate destiny of a human person at the end of their mortal life.

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