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Religion, World Religions, Comparative Religion - Just the facts on the world's religions.

Religion, World Religions, Comparative Religion - Just the 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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50 Atheist Quotes - Born Again Pagan 50 Atheist Quotes George Carlin 1. How to Meditate on God's Word My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. (Ps 119:148) Perhaps one of the most neglected disciplines in the Christian life these days is that of Meditation. Comparative religion Comparative religion is the branch of the study of religions concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices of the world's religions. In general the comparative study of religion yields a deeper understanding of the fundamental philosophical concerns of religion such as ethics, metaphysics and the nature and form of salvation. Studying such material is meant to give one a richer and more sophisticated understanding of human beliefs and practices regarding the sacred, numinous, spiritual and divine.[1] In the field of comparative religion, the main world religions are generally classified as Abrahamic (aka Western Asian or Western), Dharmic (aka Indian) or Taoic (aka East Asian or Far Eastern).

Mythical Objects in Greek and Roman Mythology Aphrodite's This girdle was popular for its ability to arouse desire and create a great hunger for love. This girdle was so "potent" that whomever she desired would fall in love with her. It is even sometimes said that Hera once wore the girdle to win back Zeus's affection. Apollo was often depicted carrying a lyre, the Greek musical instrument with seven strings. Hermes, who invented this musical instrument, gave the lyre to Apollo.

Tree of the knowledge of good and evil In Genesis[edit] Motif[edit] Composition[edit] Church of the SubGenius Jehovah 1, the primary deity of the Church of the SubGenius The Church of the SubGenius is an American parody and UFO religion that targets established faiths. It teaches a complex belief system that focuses on J.

Knights Templar rotten > Library > Conspiracy > Knights Templar According to legend, the Knights Templar was founded in 1118 to protect tourists headed for Jerusalem. There the small band of warrior monks established a headquarters. In due course, they somehow managed to gain possession of the Ark of the Covenant, which they hid for safekeeping.

Presbyterianism Presbyterianism is a branch of Reformed Protestantism which traces its origins to the British Isles. Presbyterian churches derive their name from the presbyterian form of church government, which is government by representative assemblies of elders. Many Reformed churches are organized this way, but the word "Presbyterian," when capitalized, is often applied uniquely to the churches which trace their roots to the Scottish and English churches that bore that name and English political groups that formed during the Civil War.[1] Presbyterian theology typically emphasizes the sovereignty of God, the authority of the Scriptures, and the necessity of grace through faith in Christ.

The Kabbalah Centre The ancient Kabbalist Rav Shimon bar Yochai wrote in the Zohar that it was Moses, not God, who parted the Red Sea, allowing the Israelites to narrowly escape Pharaoh and the Egyptian army. In order to accomplish this miracle, Moses combined the power of certainty with a very powerful spiritual technology. He had possession of a formula that literally gave him access to the subatomic realm of nature. The formula Moses used to overcome the laws of nature has been hidden in the Zohar for 2000 years. This formula is called the 72 Names of God.

Born believers: How your brain creates God From New Scientist magazine 04 February 2009 by Michael Brooks Read our related editorial:The credit crunch could be a boon for irrational belief. WHILE many institutions collapsed during the Great Depression that began in 1929, one kind did rather well. Frequently Asked Questions about the Catholic Church Brought to you by The Augustine Club at Columbia University Up to the Apologetics Toolkit THE CATHOLIC CHURCH is the world's largest, and Christianity's oldest, religious body. Her 860 million members inhabit the width and breadth of the earth, comprising almost one-fifth of the total human population.

Baptists Baptists are individuals who comprise a group of denominations and churches that subscribe to a doctrine that baptism should be performed only for professing believers (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and that it must be done by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling). Other tenets of Baptist churches include soul competency (liberty), salvation through faith alone, scripture alone as the rule of faith and practice, and the autonomy of the local congregation. Baptists recognize two ministerial offices, pastors and deacons. Robert Zucker Qabalah: Robert Zucker By Robert Zucker My interest in the occult began while in high school. As I read more from authors like Aryeh Kaplan, Gershom Scholem, Israel Regardie, even Aleister Crowley, A.E.

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