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Atheism & Non-religious

Adherents of non-religious belief 850-900 million Year founded Earliest date of origin is possibly pre-historic post-diluvian; at least pre-520 BC when the earliest Chinese non-religious traditions (Taoism, Confucianism) appeared; Thereafter Humanism, Atheism, Agnosticism in their most recent iteration would appear with the so-called “enlightenment” 1770-1800 A.D. Founder(s) of non-religious belief No distinct “founder” but the […]

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What happens when you die?

What happens when a person dies? What do the major religions have to say about the afterlife? Judaism Among the Jewish line of thinking, there is a belief that this present life is all there is and that one’s present accomplishments and ‘legacy’ are what makes that person immortal. There is also a small contingency

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Church of Greece (Greek Orthodox)

Photo by George M. Groutas – http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorge-11/3339454280/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16115856 CHURCH OF GREECE (Greek Orthodox) – Emerged 1850 As Distinct from the Eastern Orthodox Denomination. Greece can truly be considered the “cradle” of Christianity as the Gospel was first brought to this region by the Apostle Paul, his close companion Titus, who preached in

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Buddhism

Quick Facts about the Buddhist Religion “All who ever came before Me were thieves and robbers, and the sheep did not listen to them. I (Jesus) am the door, no one comes to the Father but by Me” – Jesus, John 10:8,9 Buddhism sprang from Hinduism but denies the authority of the Vedas. Because of

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Islam

Quick Facts about the Islamic Religion Although Islam is located throughout the world, according to the Pew Forum – Religious Research Centre, there are currently over 10 million Muslims living in the U.S. estimated post-Arab Spring diaspora. the following nations have the highest population of Muslims in the world: Adherents Of IslamApproximately 1.6 BillionAdherents Of

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Sikhism

SikhismFounded: 1496 A.D. in Punjab, India. Founder: Guru Nanak Guru Nanak founded Sikhism as a method to reconcile the warring belief systems of Islam and Hinduism. As such, he chose to retain the Hindu concept of reincarnation. Estimated Adherents: 23 Million Main Geographic Area: Indian Sub-continent. Primary Writings of Authority: Guru Granth Sahib Writings Theology

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