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The religion of Scientology

In 1952 L. Ron Hubbard founded Scientology, a religion he official named the Church of Scientology, which began in New Jersey. Scientology is not recognized as an actual religion in many countries around the world, including Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. They point to their status as a tax exempt religion in the United [...]

Religion in ancient Rome

Religion in ancient Rome was of great importance and the citizens often attributed their great success around the known world to their faithfulness. The priests of Rome were men of great importance as they were seen as being able to communicate with the gods and therefore help Rome maintain its glory. The Romans worshipped a [...]

The development of modern religion Mormonism

Mormonism is a form of Christianity that was founded in the 1820s by Joseph Smith Jr. The faith began as Smith was translating what would become the Book of Mormon. He said the translation was a gift from God given only to him and while the translation was ongoing followers were baptized and the religion [...]

The philosophical religion Taoism

Taoism is a religion but also a philosophy or way of being. It’s not a religion in the traditional Western sense, like Christianity is. Taoists don’t worship a god, although they do spend time practicing spirituality. The word Tao means path, way, or principle and the religion is a practice of trying to live in [...]

Hinduism as a religion

Unlike most religions, Hindu has no original founder. Instead it evolved from religions and belief systems thousands of years old into it’s current form. It’s largely practiced in India where nearly every citizen is a Hindu. Also interesting is that Hinduism doesn’t have a book to refer to or a central collection of beliefs upon [...]

An article on the Jewish religion

Judaism is the oldest surviving religion in the world. Others came before it but they faded away as people developed and the old systems simply didn’t make sense anymore or societies died out. Judaism is a monotheistic religion (one god) and there are currently more than 13 million Jews in the world, making them but [...]

The Crusades were a war of religion

Holy wars and religious wars are basically as old as religion itself but the Crusades are perhaps the best known in the wide culture. They took place in the 11th, 12th, and 13 centuries (just think about how long a span of time that is and how that is in some ways utterly insane) and [...]

Information about the Christian religion

Christianity began in the mid 1st century, splitting from the Jewish religion and growing under the direction of the Twelve Apostles. Early Christians were subject to persecution that was often violent, bloody, deadly, and horrific. The religion persisted though, spreading throughout the Mediterranean and Europe to become one of the most dominant religions on the [...]

Let’s talk a little about the religion of Islam

The Qur’an is the word of God in the Islamic faith and members of the religion must follow it in that belief. The purpose of a Muslim’s existence, as dictated by the Qur’an, is to love God and to serve him. In Islamic faith the leaders and notable figures of other religions are considered to [...]

A primer on the Buddhist religion

The Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) lived and taught in India sometime between 2500 and 2700 years ago. The Buddhist religion we know today is based on his teachings and he is a revered being, although he is not a god. The basic tenets of Buddhim stress the elimination of hatred, desire, and ignorance and through those [...]