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Choosing Your Religion: Voluntarism, Involuntarism and Belief

Atheists and theists often disagree as to the nature of belief or, more specifically, how and why individuals believe the things they do. Atheists often claim that believers are overly imprudent and have faith in things ...

Category: Religion Science

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The World’s Top Four Religions

There are 4,300 religions of the world, according to the findings of Adherents, a non-religious, independent organization that monitors the number and size of the world’s religions. Eighty percent of the planet’s sev ...

Category: Religion

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Foods and Their Meanings Around the World

Since ancient times, people have been attributing symbolic meaning to foods. In some cultures, a plate of spaghetti is not just a plate of spaghetti, and in some households, a single piece of fruit may represent luck, fe ...

Category: Religion Superstitions

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Sermons Across the Denominations: How Do They Compare?

An analysis of over 50,000 sermons from 6,431 U.S. Christian churches over an eight-week span revealed striking differences between the lengths and content of the sermons of Christianity’s four major denominations. Som ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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What Is the Difference Between Atheism and Agnosticism?

Even people who are not religious or don’t follow a traditional faith like to put labels on themselves. It’s human nature. “I’m vegan.” “I’m Hispanic.” “I’m a jogger/biker/swimmer/model.” People g ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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How To Apply Your Faith to Your Everyday Life

What is faith? According to Hebrews 11:1, faith is “confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” What does that mean though? How does that single, simple definition of faith apply to your ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Lessons Non-Religious Believers Can Learn From the World’s Major Religions

It is becoming increasingly common for individuals, even those who grew up in religious households, to forego religion entirely. According to a Pew Religious Landscape survey, nearly one-quarter of the U.S. population ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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Will Your Decision To Be Cremated Ban You From Heaven?

Devout Christians and Catholics might tell you that your decision to be cremated will result in your eternal ban from heaven. Worried parents or grandparents may try to evoke fear by asserting that God cannot raise tho ...

Category: Ceremonies Funerals Religion

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The Dos and Don’ts for a House Divided by Mormonism

According to a recent report, Mormons of the millennial generation are leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in droves. The rate at which they are exiting is double that of the rate at which their paren ...

Category: Religion

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Archbishop of Canterbury Joins Other Faith Leaders in the Fight Against Homelessness

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, joined faith leaders of eight other communities to condemn the “tragedy” of homelessness. Last week, he became one of ...

Category: Aid Religion

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