Religion

Religion

Jainism

Jainism, one of the oldest religions in the world; it originated in ancient India and is based on the teachings of Tirthankaras or spiritual teachers (the latest one being Mahavira) who have achieved enlightenment. The central philosophy in Jainism is the pursuit of liberation from the cycle of birth and death, known as samsara. According […]

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Confucianism: An Overview

Confucianism is an ancient Chinese belief system that can be looked at in three ways; as a religion, as a philosophy, and as a way of life. This ancient belief system was founded by Confucius; a 6th century Chinese philosopher who if given a chance would have preferred to live 500 years earlier (at the […]

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Shamanism

Shamanism Shamanism is a religious practice that focuses on a shaman; an individual believed to possess extraordinary powers through altered states of consciousness. Even though shamanic skills differ from one culture to the next, they are all generally known of having the ability to communicate with the spirit world, to heal the sick, and to […]

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Ancient Jewish Sects

Within the Jewish faith there are several religious movements also known as denominations. These denominations have developed and evolved since the ancient days until now. However, there are Jewish sects that were in existence in the ancient past, the common sects that were around during the life and times of Jesus Christ and that are […]

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African Religion: Legio Maria

In 1963, two Roman Catholic faithfuls’ known as Simeo Ondeto (a catechist) and Gaudencia Aoko, both from the Luo ethnic community in Kenya, made claims of having undergone mystical experiences that were almost prophetic. The duo claimed that the mystical experiences invested divine authority on them and directed them to shun traditional healing practices, soothsayers, […]

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The Bible

Way back a friend of mine invited me to attend his church, after the service I had a question that I wanted to double-check with the clergy who consequently asked me to open the bible I had carried with me so that we could make some references, when I removed the bible from the bag, […]

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Islam Factions (Sects)

The Islamic faith was first introduced by Prophet Muhammad S.A.W (P.B.U.H) around the 7th century A.D. Prophet Muhammad oversaw the establishment, development, and technically the continuity of Islam through a framework of Islamic laws. Islam had no factions during the lifetimes of the Prophet and it remained so until His death in 632 A.D. Following […]

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Fallen Angels

The concept of fallen angels is mostly common within the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). In previous posts we established that angels are divine beings created by God to serve him and help Him to achieve His divine purpose through-out the entire Universe. We went ahead and defined the classes of angels as well […]

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Islamic Calendar

The Islamic calendar is also referred to as the Hijri calendar and consists of 12 months like the Gregorian calendar but with fewer days (354-355)days each year compared to the Gregorian calendar’s (365-366) days each year; the beginning of each month is marked by the sighting of the new crescent moon immediately after sunset and […]

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African Religion: God and Afflictions

Most African people attribute afflictions to the wrath of God. This becomes clear as we take into account some of the many solid examples which support this fact. For instance, if a person from the Tonga tribe experiences misfortune they would usually trace the root cause of such misfortunes to God whom they refer to […]

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