History of religious categories.
In world cultures, there have traditionally been many different groupings of religious belief. In Indian culture,
different religious philosophies were traditionally respected as academic differences in pursuit of the same truth.
In Islam, the Quran mentions three different categories: Muslims, the People of the Book, and idol worshipers.
Initially, Christians had a simple dichotomy of world beliefs: Christian civility versus foreign heresy or barbarity.
In the 18th century, “heresy” was clarified to mean Judaism and Islam; along with outright paganism,
this created a fourfold classification which spawned such works as John Toland’s Nazarenus, or Jewish, Gentile, and Mahometan Christianity, which represented the three Abrahamic religions as different “nations” or sects within religion itself, the true monotheism.
Joyeux Noël et bonne année
Buon natale e felice anno nuovo
Feliz navidad y próspero año nuevo
Merry Christmas and a happy new year
Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr
Just wanted to send out warm wishes for Peace and Joy this holiday season!
I hope you and your family are greatly blessed
and that you find rest in the next coming days as you prepare for the coming New Year.
The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.
Once there, they intermarried with the noble families that would eventually become the Merovingian dynasty,
whose special claim to the throne of France is championed today by a secret society called the Priory of Sion.
They concluded that the legendary Holy Grail is simultaneously the womb of saint Mary Magdalene
and the sacred royal bloodline she gave birth to.
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(English pronunciation: /kɔrˈɑːn/ kor-ahn;
Arabic: القرآن al-qur’ān,
literally meaning “the recitation”; alsoromanised Qur’an or Koran) is the central religious text of Islam,
which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God (Arabic: الله,Allah
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Biography of Buddha – 07 -
According to the Mahaparinibbana Sutta of the Pali canon, at the age of 80, the Buddha announced that he would soon reach Parinirvana, or the final deathless state, and abandon his earthly body. After this, the Buddha ate his last meal, which he had received as an offering from a blacksmith named Cunda.
Falling violently ill, Buddha instructed his attendant Ānanda to convince Cunda that the meal eaten at his place had nothing to do with his passing and that his meal would be a source of the greatest merit as it provided the last meal for a Buddha. Dr Mettanando and Von Hinüber argue that the Buddha died of mesenteric infarction, a symptom of old age, rather than food poisoning.
The Buddha’s entry into Parinirvana. Sanskrit palm leaf manuscript.
Nālandā, Bihar, India. Pāla period.
Defination of God.
God is often conceived as the supreme being and principal object of faith.
In Theism, God is the creator and sustainer of the universe.
In Deism, God is the creator (but not the sustainer) of the universe.
In Pantheism, God is the universe itself.
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Existence of God.
The debate concerning the existence of God is one of the oldest
and most discussed debates in human history.
In philosophical terms,
such arguments involve primarily the disciplines of epistemology
(the nature and scope of knowledge)
and ontology (study of the nature of being, existence, or reality)
and also the theory of value,
since concepts of perfection are connected to notions of God.
A wide variety of arguments exist which can be categorized as metaphysical,
logical, empirical, or subjective.
The existence of God is subject to lively debate in philosophy,
the philosophy of religion,
and popular culture.