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Refers to any set of beliefs of any community or nation, concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural or divine agency.

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Religion; General religion

From a Greek word meaning worldwide. Any movement which attempts to bring together various denominations or traditions within a single religion. The term is used most commonly to ...

doomsday cult

Religion; General religion

A religious group which is focused on the anticipated end of the world in the near future. It's often referred to as a destructive cult.


Religion; General religion

This is the most important holy day of the Christian calendar. Easter Sunday commemorates the day in the springtime when the resurrection of Jesus is believed to have occurred. ...


Religion; General religion

In Christian usage, followers of Jesus. At one time, Jesus had 12 disciples; at another time, 70 are mentioned. Although those followers who were mentioned by name often in the ...

original sin

Religion; General religion

Fallen man's natural sinfulness, the hereditary depravity and corruption of human nature because of Adam's fall. That is, Adam and Eve's transgression when they ate of the ...


Religion; General religion

A Buddhist term that means a state of mind where all suffering and dissonant emotions which give rise to suffering have ceased and one is released from samsara -- the endless ...

mind control

Religion; General religion

A spiritually abusive environment in which followers of a faith group are manipulated in order to reduce their ability to think critically. The goal is to turn the membership into ...