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reply to post by mullet35
Here along the Royal Carpet we define religion to be any world view. By this definition, even science is a religion, and thus religion does not mean one must believe in a supernatural being. Since every person has a unique qorld view, we cannot list them all, but here is a list of the common world views that people appear to share:
African-based religions include traditional, tribal, and more modern forms of worship. Some religions include Santeria or Ocha (also known as Voodoo, Ifa, Orisha), Palo Mayombe y Palo Monte, Quimbisa, Voudou, Candomble, Umbanda y Quimbanda, and Shangoism. Click to learn about some of these.
Agnosticism is a belief that neither denies or accepts the existence of one or many gods.
Atheism is a world view which accepts nature without resorting to supernatural explanations, magic, superstition, or beliefs. Information is accepted or rejected based on reason and verifiable observation.
Aztec Native American culture is an ancient as well as a currently practiced religion.
Baha'i religion is one that unifies all the major religions of the world, from Christianity and Islam and Judaism to belief in Sai Baba and Hinduism and Buddhism.
Buddhism was originally primarily an atheist religion but has developed in many places into a religion of worship for its founder, Prince Siddhartha, known as Buddha.
Christianity is the religion that arose from the teachings of Jesus Christ. It has an ancient history from that time and has since diverged into Catholicism and many sects of Protestantism. Currently, Christianity includes Catholicism and various Protestant religions as well as other sects.
Confucianism is founded on the teachings of Kong Fu Zi, or Confucius. This religion originated in China.
Hare Krishna believers believe in the Hindu god Krishna as the single God. The leader of the religion is Swami Prabhupada.
Hinduism is founded on the existence of a single God manifest in hundreds of forms. It is among the most ancient religions, dating back more than 5,000 years.
Islam is among the newest of religions, and arose from the teachings of the prophet Muhammed.
Jainism originated in India.
Judaism's beliefs come from the Old Testament and the Torah. It arose before Christianity and Islam and is characterized by belief in a single God.
Mormonism is called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is a religion based on Christianity which calls for a return to the original principles and values of Jesus Christ.
Paganism is older than many religions. It is characterized by belief in several gods of different characters and human and animal forms. Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology all contain stories of pagan gods.
Peyotism is the largest religion begun, organized, and directed by and for Native Americans.
Sathya Sai Baba is a religious leader who also tries to unify several religions. His predecessor was Shirdi Sai Baba. The faith is based in India but extends over the world.
Satanism denies the power or existence of the Christian God (Old Testament). The name comes from Satan (also known as Lucifer, Belzebub), the archangel thrown down to Hell by God. Considered by believers to be self-worship, Satanists typically do not indulge in sacrifice but instead are guided by a few minimal moral principles.
Scientology is a modern (20th century) religion and way of life incorporating both Eastern and Western views.
Sikhism is a religion of India, the practice of which involves strict adherence to certain principles and practices.
Shintoism is a religion that originated in Japan and is a form of ancestor worship. Find out more.
Taoism is another religion that originated in China. See here.
Unitarian Universalism is a religion born of Jewish and Christian traditions that is open to various religious traditions and is a free faith unbound by strict doctrine. For more see here.
Wicca is the religion of witches and Wiccans. See The Witch's Primer and Paganism above.
Zen is a form of Buddhism (see above). See Zen and Zen Ancestors.
Zoroastrianism arose in Persia and is now practiced in India as well. See Zoroastrianism and alt.religion.zoroastrianism.
Originally posted by mullet35
Clap clap well done you fool .......
Originally posted by Supercertari
Would anyone else find these "quick" definitions sufficient?
Atheism: there is no God.
Agnosticism: perhaps God - entirely unknowable.
Deism: there is God - only knowable through experience, no revelation.
Theism: there is God - knowable through experience and revelation.