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    "Believe nothing unless it agrees with your own reason." - Buddha.

    "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him." - Voltaire.

    "True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness." - Albert Einstein.

    "All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom." - Albert Einstein.

    A RELIGION is a system of human thought which usually includes a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices that give meaning to the practitioner's experiences of life through reference to a higher power, deity or deities, or ultimate truth. Religion is commonly identified by the practitioner's prayer, ritual, meditation, music and art, among other things, but more generally is interwoven with society and politics. It may focus on specific supernatural, metaphysical, and moral claims about reality (the cosmos and human nature) which may yield a set of religious laws, ethics, and a particular lifestyle. Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and religious experience.

    The term "religion" refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction. "Religion" is sometimes used interchangeably with "faith" or "belief system," but it is more socially defined than personal convictions, and it entails specific behaviors, respectively.

    PHILOSOPHY is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is distinguished from other ways of addressing these questions (such as mysticism or mythology) by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on reasoned argument. Philosophy comes from the Greek philosophia, which literally translates to "love of wisdom".

  • 13 great & gruesome religious relics - The Telegraph.
  • 15 beautiful places of worship around the world - The Telegraph.
  • After 500 years of schism, will the rift of the Reformation finally be healed? - The Guardian.
  • Agnosticism - the view that the existence or non-existence of any deity is unknown and possibly unknowable.
  • Atheism - the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.
  • Creationism - the belief that the Universe and Life originate "from specific acts of divine creation."
  • Deathbed conversion - the adoption of a particular religious faith shortly before dying.
  • Eschatology - study of the "end time".
  • How Well Do You Know Religion? - The New York Times.
  • Is Your God Dead? - The New York Times.
  • It is 5 minutes to midnight - The Doomsday Clock.
  • Long Before Twitter, Martin Luther Was a Media Pioneer
  • Mapped: The world's most (and least) religious countries - The Telegraph.
  • Muslims could outnumber Christians globally beyond the year 2070 - NPR.
  • PALEO JUDAICA - blog on ancient ("paleo-") Judaism ("Judaica") and its historical and literary context from roughly the beginning of the Second Temple period (late 500s B.C.E.) to the rise of Islam (early 600s C.E.).
  • Pascal's Wager - argument in apologetic philosophy devised by the seventeenth-century French philosopher, mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal (1623–62).[1] It posits that humans bet with their lives that God either exists or does not. Pascal argues that a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas they stand to receive infinite gains (as represented by eternity in Heaven) and avoid infinite losses (eternity in Hell).
  • PHILOSOPHY - the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
  • RELIGION - organized collection of belief systems, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values. Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to create meaning to life or traditionally to explain the origin of life or the Universe.
  • Religious people find it harder to understand the world - study - The Telegraph.
  • SACRED PLACES - a richly illustrated guide to the world's sacred places, sacred art, religious architecture and historic religious sites.
  • SaṃsĀra - Sanskrit word that means "wandering" or "world", with the connotation of cyclic, circuitous change. It also refers to the theory of rebirth and "cyclicality of all life, matter, existence", a fundamental assumption of all Indian religions.
  • SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP LAKE SHRINE TEMPLE - 17190 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA, U.S.A. The grounds include a Court of Religions honoring the five principal religions of the world. Many thousands of visitors come each year to enjoy the scenic beauty and serenity of this spiritual sanctuary.
  • The world's largest churches - The Telegraph.
  • THEOLOGY - the systematic and rational study of concepts of God and its influences and of the nature of religious truths, or the learned profession acquired by completing specialized training in religious studies.
  • TraitÉ sur la TolÉrance - full text. In a 1763 essay, Voltaire supported the toleration of other religions and ethnicities: "It does not require great art, or magnificently trained eloquence, to prove that Christians should tolerate each other. I, however, am going further: I say that we should regard all men as our brothers. What? The Turk my brother? The Chinaman my brother? The Jew? The Siam? Yes, without doubt; are we not all children of the same father and creatures of the same God?"
  • What did Voltaire mean when he said that "if God did not exist ...? - Quora.
  • world's most beautiful churches - The Telegraph.
  • Bibles
  • Gutenberg Bible.
  • Ancient Grocery Lists May Shed Light on Bible’s Age - The New York Times.
  • Bible - Wikipedia.
  • Earliest Known Draft of King James Bible Is Found - The New York Times.
  • Greek New Testament Papyrus Is Discovered on eBay - The New York Times.
  • INTERNATIONAL day of the Bible - since 1941. November 23. "Share your favorite Bible verses at noon."
  • Polyglot (book) - book that contains side-by-side versions of the same text in several different languages. Some editions of the Bible or its parts are polyglots, in which the Hebrew and Greek originals are exhibited along with historical translations. Polyglots are useful for studying the history of the text and its interpretation.
  • Rare King James Bible First Edition Discovered at Drew University - The New York Times.
  • The Emoji Bible has arrived - The Guardian.
    • 36-line Bible - Wikipedia.
    • GENEVA BIBLE - one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language, preceding the King James translation by 51 years.
    • Gutenberg Bible - Wikipedia.
    • KING JAMES BIBLE - online.
    • NET BIBLE - includes over 60,000+ footnotes that help explain scripture in today's English. It also has over 6,000 trustworthy Bible Studies available as a free download.
    • PARALLEL BIBLE - online.
    • Plantin Polyglot Bible
    • THE BIBLE IN OVER 50 VERSIONS - online.
    • THE BIBLE ONLINE - online game.
    • THE BIBLE WHEEL - "View the Bible from a Higher Dimension." The Bible Wheel is a view of the Bible that displays its sixty-six books as a circular matrix of three wheels within a wheel.
    • The Jefferson Bible - Thomas Jefferson's effort (approx. 1819) to extract the doctrine of Jesus by removing sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists.
    • TOUCH BIBLE - free iPhone & iPod Touch King James Bible.
    • Vulgate - Wikipedia.
  • Buddhism.
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  • Hinduism - Wikipedia.
  • Vedas - Wikipedia.
    • Bhagavad Gita - 700-verse scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. It is a sacred text of the Hindus.
    • Dharma - key concept with multiple meanings in the Indian religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. There is no single word translation for dharma in western languages.
    • Karma - means action, work or deed; it also refers to the principle of causality where intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual. Good intent and good deed contribute to good karma and future happiness, while bad intent and bad deed contribute to bad karma and future suffering.
    • Karma yoga - a form of yoga based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism. Of the four paths to realization, karma yoga is the process of achieving perfection in action. Karma yoga is derived from the spiritual life. Karma yoga is said to be the most authentic way to progress in the spiritual life.
    • Shaivism - one of the four most widely followed sects of Hinduism, which reveres the god Shiva as the Supreme Being.
    • Shaktism - denomination of Hinduism that focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi – the Hindu Divine Mother – as the absolute, ultimate Godhead.
    • Smartism - orthodox Hindu "family tradition" or sect composed of Brahmins, c.q. "certain category of brahmins", which follows Shanmata.
    • Vaishnavism - one of the major branches of Hinduism along with Shaivism, Smartism, and Shaktism. It is focused on the veneration of Vishnu.
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