Free Exercise of Religion in the USA.
The First Amendment (Amendment I)
to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights.
The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion,
impeding the free exercise of religion,
abridging the freedom of speech,
infringing on the freedom of the press,
interfering with the right to peaceably assemble
or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
Freedom of religion
is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance; the concept is generally recognized also to include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any religion.
The freedom to leave or discontinue membership in a religion or religious group is also a fundamental part of religious freedom, covered by Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Freedom of religion is considered by many people and nations to be a fundamental human right.
In a country with a state religion, freedom of religion is generally considered to mean that the government permits religious practices of other sects besides the state religion, and does not persecute believers in other faiths.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly
(10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris).
The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War
and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.
It consists of 30 articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties,
regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws.
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