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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...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Aspects of Religion: A Wiccan Viewpoint
Among early Pagans, religion was a fact taken for granted, "requiring no explanation." There was no need to define religion because religion was a part of each persons being. "We have not yet encountered in Egyptian and Babylonian literature a...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
History of the Egyptian Religion, part I: Early Dynastic Period
I - Predynastic - Early Dynastic Period. The temples were in essence the *Home of the God* and thus a place where only Pharaoh as the Son of God and those he appointed as his deputies, could meet with the god. This goes all the way back to Archaic and...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part II: The Old Kingdom
II - The Old Kingdom ca 2686-2181 BC During the Old Kingdom the Egyptian society moved from tribal communities to a fully developed theocratic system, where the power of the king was absolute. The great pyramids of Dynasty 4 was made possible by technological...
Religions >> Egyptian

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History of religion
While religions are about a belief in something bigger, a growing number of people aren't believing in anything. From 2007 - 2014, the number of those people jumped nearly 7%.
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History shows atheism is as natural to humans as religion
Humans are not inherently wired for religious belief, a new study claims.
How the History Channel's 'Vikings' series shows a dramatic clash of religion
The clash of religion, politics and conquest in the History Channel's hit series “Vikings” slowly maps out how the Nordic warriors gave up their gods and adopted Christianity after centuries of warring and raiding. The tensions ooze amid bloody battles ...
Religion, patriotism, partisanship: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz's Presidents
If the vague, yet oft-touted, religiosity of presidential wannabes remains a factor in elections these days, there may be a good historical explanation for why that is, beyond the percentage of churchgoers who vote. We're talking George Washington and ...

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