Twitter icon


Facebook icon

About this site
About us
Our beliefs
Is this your first visit?
Contact us
External links

Recommended books

Visitors' essays
Our forum
New essays
Other features
Buy a CD of this site
Vital notes

World religions
BUDDHISM
CHRISTIANITY
Christian def'n
 Shared beliefs
 Handling change
 Bible topics
 Bible inerrancy
 Bible harmony
 Interpret the Bible
 Persons
 Beliefs & creeds
 Da Vinci code
 Revelation 666
 Denominations
HINDUISM
ISLAM
JUDAISM
WICCA / WITCHCRAFT
Other religions
Cults and NRMs
Comparing Religions

Non-theistic beliefs
Atheism
Agnosticism
Humanism
Other

About all religions
Main topics
Basic information
Gods & Goddesses
Handling change
Doubt & security
Quotes
Movies
Confusing terms
Glossary
End of the World?
True religion?
Seasonal events
Science vs. Religion
More information

Spiritual/ethics
Spirituality
Morality & ethics
Absolute truth

Peace/conflict
Attaining peace
Religious tolerance
Religious freedom
Religious hatred
Religious conflict
Religious violence

"Hot" topics
Very hot topics
Ten Commandments
Abortion access
Assisted suicide
Cloning
Death penalty
Environment

Same-sex marriage

Homosexuality
Human rights
Gays in the military
Nudism
Origins
Sex & gender
Sin
Spanking
Stem cells
Transexuality
Women-rights
Other topics

Laws and news
Religious laws
Religious news

 

 

!!!!!!!! Search error!  If the URL ends something like .htm/  or .htm# delete the character(s) after .htm and hit return.

Religions of the world

Menu
Main essays & sections on this web site:

horizontal rule

Overview:

As of mid-2016, this web site has passed its 21st anniversary. The Internet was in its infancy at the time. Now, it contains about 8,000 essays and menus and receives on the order of 12 million visitors a year, mainly from the U.S., UK, Canada and India. It continues to grow in size by about one essay per day.

We recommend the following essays and sections on our web site as being among the most important. Many deal with topics that are not covered in schools, churches, the media or religious education courses. Many are covered elsewhere in the Internet, but are mixed in with heaps of misinformation and disinformation.

This web site is one of the few locations on the Internet where you can see all viewpoints on each topic. Most religious web sites only promote the belief system of the webmaster(s) or the site sponsor. We are a multi-faith group thus try to describe all beliefs fairly and accurately.

bulletKey essays:
bulletAbsolute morality

bulletAbsolute truth

bullet star symbol Which is the "true" religion?

bulletWhere religions came from

bulletThe importance of religious doubt


bulletBad stuff:
bulletIntroduction, and a possible cause of, religious hatred, conflict, etc.

bulletReligiously motivated hatred, animosity and intolerance

bulletReligiously motivated conflict, oppression, discrimination, etc.

bullet star symbol Religiously motivated violence, murder, mass murder & genocide

bulletWars, mass murders, genocides, etc. at least partly motivated by religion

bullet9/11 terrorism

bulletChange:
bullet star symbol How religions established, changed, and continue to change their teachings on slavery, the role of women, sexual orientation, etc.
 
bulletTolerance:
bulletReligious tolerance: what it isn't and what it is
 

horizontal rule

Sponsored link.

horizontal rule

bullet World religions:
bullet star symbol World religions  Asatru to Zorastrianism including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Wicca, etc.

bullet Other belief systems, spiritual paths, ethical systems, etc. including Agnosticism, Atheism, Humanism, etc.

bullet Religions in the U.S.

bullet Range of religious beliefs
bullet star symbol Some conclusions: which is the "true" denomination or religion; where did we come from; where are we going after death, and other really fundamental questions
 
bullet About God:
bullet Gods, Goddesses & other deities, as perceived by various religions

bullet Why has God / The All / The Source/ left us uninformed about what life is all about? *

bullet

A series of essays on Theodicy:

bullet Christianity:
bullet Which is the "true" Christian denomination?

bullet Comparing criteria for salvation: which faith group is right?
bullet star symbol Cardinal beliefs -- the ones that denominations consider most important

bullet A key foundational principle: transfer of sin from the guilty to the innocent

bullet Definition of the term "Christian"

bullet Differences among Protestant faith groups

bullet Differences between Roman Catholicism & conservative Protestantism

bullet How Christians interpret the Bible

bullet Initial Suppositions, Uncomfortable Truths and the Bible *

bullet What did Jesus say about salvation?

bullet Doomsday, destructive Christian cults

bullet The Gospel of Q: the earliest gospel

bullet Do part of the gospels come from Pagan mythology?

bullet Miracles
 
bullet Discrimination/hatred/human rights issues:
bullet Ordination of women

bullet Same-sex marriage

bullet Christian persecution of Jews

bullet Separation of church and state

bullet Is opposing same-sex marriage not hate? *

bullet Religious hatred against Wiccans, Gays and Lesbians on the Internet

bullet The beliefs and practices of various faith groups regarding homosexuality

bullet "Hot" religious topics:
bullet star symbol Abortion access: The core question: when does human personhood begin?

bullet Capital punishment

bullet Cloning humans

bullet Corporal punishment (a.k.a. spanking children)

bullet Does absolute truth exist?
bullet star symbol Evolution and creation science

bullet Homosexuality and bisexuality

bullet Six different understandings about the nature of homosexuality
bullet star symbol Gender Identity: Transgender individuals and transsexuals

bullet The Occult

bullet Physician assisted suicide
 
bullet Urban folk tales, non-existent panics, and questionable therapies
bullet Pins in Halloween apples

bullet Satanic ritual abuse

bullet Multiple personality disorder

bullet Therapeutic touch

bullet Facilitated communication for persons with autism.
 
bullet Other topics:
bullet Movies with a religious or spiritual theme

bullet How public opinion polls lie, either intentionally or by accident: Part 1 Part 2

bullet Social networking with a religious tolerance theme on facebook; our facebook group

bullet

Do we still need religion? About the functions performed by religions. (2 parts) *

bullet

Nothing comes from Nothing: A broad-ranging discussion of God, Logos, Deism, Gnosticism, Evil, Physics, Energy, and the Golden Rule: (4 parts) *

horizontal rule

Note: The essays marked with an askerisk * were donated by Susan Humphreys. They are sometimes written from a single point of view and do not necessarily include the full range of beliefs that exist about the topic.

horizontal rule

Sponsored link:

horizontal rule

William Sloane Coffin talks about grace:

See other, similar, videos.

horizontal rule

Last update: 2016-JUN-13

line.gif (538 bytes)

Sponsored link

Go to the previous page, or choose:

Google
Web ReligiousTolerance.org

Go to home page  We would really appreciate your help

E-mail us about errors, etc.  Hot, controversial topics

FreeFind search, lists of new essays...  Having problems printing our essays?


Twitter link

Facebook icon

Google Page Translator:

This page translator works on Firefox,
Opera, Chrome, and Safari browsers only

After translating, click on the "show
original" button at the top of this
page to restore page to English.

 
Sponsored links: