Scientology is regarded as the most notorious religious movement of the 20th century. The Church of Scientology is considered to be more of a cult than a religion and it has come under frequent attack for its so-called religious practices which include brainwashing its adherent and cheating them of money and other possessions. It has also been accused of very aggressive behavior against those who criticize them and anyone that they identify as an enemy by character denouncement, psychological abuse, and expensive court cases. Scientology was founded by fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986) who characterized this as a religion and insisted that it was a regular religion like Christianity. He established the first Church of Scientology in 1953 in Camden, New Jersey. (more…)
Oberon is allegorically portrayed as a ‘jealous’ God. Oberon is the Indian king from whom Titania has stolen the boy which is another point in the direction of the Roman-Jewish war which Titania (Titus) fought against Oberon (Yahweh) upon Jewish insistence on monotheism and their insistence upon refusing Caesar as divine.
1. ) Compare the background and main features of Humanistic Buddhism and Engaged Buddhism.
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The holy book of Muslims the Qur’an is considered as an amazing book not only by those who staunchly follow Islam but by the Non-Muslims as well. Surprisingly, the holy book is termed as amazing even by those who hate Islam. What surprises nonbelievers of Islam about the holy book is that it appears to be something different as is perceived by many Non-Muslims. The perceived notion of many people is that the holy book which came fourteen hundred years ago……… (more…)
The population of Muslims is the third largest in America after Christianity and Judaism, representing 0.6% of the population. Muslims living in America come from several different backgrounds, and countries and are one of the most ethnically and culturally distinct religious groups in the United States, Native-born American Muslims are mainly African Americans who make up about a quarter of the total Muslim population. Many of these have converted to Islam during the last seventy years. Conversion to Islam in large urban areas has also contributed to its growth over the years. An approximate 30% of the slaves brought to colonial America from Africa were Muslims, and their religion Islam was harshly suppressed on plantations. (more…)
Before the Europeans came to America, the Native Americans believed that there was a spirit for everything which influenced their concept of religion. Most of the Europeans who settled in America held staunch Christian beliefs. Some of these settlers were Protestants while a great many of them held Catholic beliefs. Freedom of religion was guaranteed by the Constitution as a fundamental human right which encouraged many different sects to establish their version of the faith and their own churches. Many of these new movements flourished and became established and prominent because of the number of adherents which they attracted. Religion gained new prominence during the 20th century when immigrants from Europe flocked into America. (more…)