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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

This is an Islamic term for the direction from the Muslim's current position on earth to the Kabbah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This is computed along the shorter of the two great ...


Religion; General religion

When applied to a sacred text like the Bible, infallible means that the text is fully trustworthy, i.e. it does not deceive the reader into falsehood. There are problems with ...


Religion; General religion

A person who does not believe in a particular religion, denomination or religious tradition. In some sense, most people are infidels because very few belong to all religions.


Religion; General religion

Derived from the Arabic word "Wahhada", it means to join, unite, or combine. In Islam the word refers to Allah (God) and has many shades of meaning, including that God is without ...


Religion; General religion

The belief in the existence of three deities. This is one form of polytheism. A small minority of Christians believe that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are three different ...


Religion; General religion

The expression of fear towards, hatred towards, or discrimination against, persons of a specific religion affiliation, usually a minority faith. Frequently associated with ...


Religion; General religion

A philosophical belief that many forms of "truth" -- particularly in the area of morals and ethics are relative and not absolute. That is, it varies from time to time and culture ...