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The Religious Experience: A Wiccan Viewpoint
What is religion? Religion is a set of beliefs which allow us to understand and categorize our world and our place in it. A set of beliefs which define our culture, our expectations, our views of people and behaviors we expect. I have found several different...
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Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Starting with Jesus and the Christian Path...
During the years of the historical Jesus' life, there are eight or nine years that his whereabouts are not accounted for. Meaning these are the 'lost' years. It was after returning that he truly began to teach his wisdom. Many scholars believe he was in India...
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The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Bibles Do Not Equal Wisdom
Bibles do not equal wisdom. In other words, all forms of spiritual text no matter how eloquently stated, cannot actually grant wisdom to the reader, merely through the act of reading. Words are only the representations of things, but not the things themselves....
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Wicca: It's Traditions and Concepts
What is Wicca? | Wiccan Traditions | Wiccan Concepts What is Wicca? 'An it Harm None, Do what Thou Will' shall be the whole of the law. It's the rede that most Wiccan witches around the world bind themselves to. What exactly is Wicca? It's a religion based on...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
A Cup of Hemlock: Dealing with Conflict in Coven and Congregation
There have always been those folks who point out our foibles, and make us take an uncomfortable look at our world, as well as those who simply had the misfortune to point out the obvious when it was unwelcome. Then there are troublemakers, folks who go out of...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life

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Feel like Americans are ignorant about other religions? Do your part to fix
Then I thought of my own preparation to visit a Sikh temple, known as a gurdwara, as part of research for my book, Faith Ed., about public schools' efforts to teach about the world religions.
Surprise, surprise: New Pew poll in Israel finds religions don't get along so well
JERUSALEM — There's a new Pew Research Center study looking into the religious beliefs and practices of Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze and other minorities in Israel. The conclusion? It's a mess and no one likes each other very much.
This is how religion fails: Why the biggest religions never live up to their
Why have monotheistic religions produced such a checkered past? More important, what type of future do they have in store for us? These questions are particularly pressing since the last two decades have seen religion—particularly the monotheistic ...
How to Address Indonesia's Religious Cults
In a small regency in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, more than 1,000 members of a new religious sect called Gafatar have set up a commune over the past year. Most of them, including a general practitioner who was reported missing in late December with her ...
Chinese Religious Charity Stands by Religions as Partners for Development
A strategy to meet the world-facing-challenges, the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD) is launched in Berlin. The said strategy was first presented at an international conference entitled "Partners for Change ...

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