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  Civil war - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Religion is more contentious, there are some civil wars that can be seen as fueled by religion in early years, such as the Jewish Revolts against Rome, but these can also be seen as revolts by a servile people against their oppressors or uprisings by local notables in an attempt to gain independence.
Civil wars fought over religion have tended to occur more frequently in monotheistic societies than in polytheistic societies; this has been explained as being due to the fact that the latter tend to be more "flexible" in terms of dogma, to allow for some latitude in belief.
Nationalism can be seen as similar to both a religion and an ideology as a justification for war rather than a root cause of conflict.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Civil_war   (1694 words)

 > Fictional realm at abcworld.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Fictional universes are most common in, but not exclusive to, the science fiction and fantasy genres.
A fictional universe is usually differentiated from the setting of, and the cosmology established by, ancient or modern legends, myths and religions, although there are countless fictional universes that draw upon such sources for inspiration.
Fictional universes are sometimes shared by multiple authors, with each author's works in that universe being granted approximately equal canonical status.
www.abcworld.net /Fictional_realm.html   (734 words)

Hero cults were one of the most distinctive features of ancient Greek religion.
Greek hero-cults were distinct from ancestor worship: they were usually a civic rather than familial affair, and in many cases none of the worshipers traced their descent back to the hero.
Germanic, Hellene and Roman heroes, along with their attributes and forms of worship have been largely absorbed by the Orthodox and Catholic denominations of Christianity, forming the basis of modern day revering of Saints.
www.oobdoo.com /wikipedia/index.php?title=Hero   (1523 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Census returns of the Jedi
In the great fictional battle against the evil of the Empire, Jedis are depicted as holy warriors, who use the powerful strength of "The Force" to overcome the baddies.
And although the sci-fi sect was not officially listed as a religion, collators did include a special code to register the Jedis.
The "religion" was least popular in Easington, on the north-east coast of England between Sunderland and Hartlepool, where it was quoted by only 0.16 per cent of respondents.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/2757067.stm   (530 words)

 The Huge Entity: Hyper-Real Wikipedia and the Evolution of Mu-lacra
He is in fact so fictional that not only does he not exist, but neither does any comic book about him.
The Invisible Pink Unicorn (IPU) is the goddess of a satiric parody religion aimed at theistic beliefs, which takes the form of a unicorn that is paradoxically both invisible and pink.
The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the subject of a satirical website created by Bobby Henderson in 2005 to protest the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to require the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to biological evolution.
www.huge-entity.com /2006/02/hyper-real-wikipedia-and-evolution-of.html   (1701 words)

 Archive of fictional things - free-definition
This is a (theoretically) all-encompassing list of fictional things created in the media.
List of fictional works set in the former Yugoslavia
List of television shows set in Washington, D.C. See also: List of movies for a list of movies set in specific locations
www.netlexikon.akademie.de /Archive-of-fictional-things.html   (329 words)

 Religion and Spirituality : Humor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Religion Can Also Be Funny - Funny religious jokes and jokes on religion.
New Religions for the College Student - A web page for the college student looking for a religion that they can relate to.
Unusual Churches - Unusual Churches is a list of unusual, strange and weird churches.
www.webguest.com /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Humor   (342 words)

 Daniel Quinn's Ishmael   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The need that so many people seem to have not only now but also in the past to force (in varying degrees) their views of what they think is "right" onto others.
Quinn shows through the fictional metaphors used in the book, other examples, and his own lack of giving definite conclusions that diversity and freethought can provide better results than rigid, homogenous populations and views.
Contrary to the beliefs (and commandments) of several major religions, overpopulation is already a problem which will become very serious in the next century.
www.2think.org /ishmael.shtml   (464 words)

 List of religions - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
A group will be listed in a category as close to the top of the page as the definitions for the category allow.
A discussion of the ways in which "major religions" have historically been separated from the list of all religions can be found in the article Major world religions.
Religions with a concept of Dharma, also major religions of historical India
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/List_of_religions   (387 words)

 Second Sphere: Cultures
This syncretic religion focused on the stool or Throne of Heaven (adwa) as a central symbol of the power of both King and God, and the connection between the king (hene) and God (Nyame).
By this time, the original Catholicism of the population had been modified by classical-pagan mystery cult beliefs, particularly the Greek Eleusinian mysteries, emphasizing in particular the importance of baptism as a metaphor for rebirth, as well as the Flood and Exodus as representing the destruction of their own land and their subsequent migration.
The Levanti (as they are now known) are strongly egalitarian in ethos and emphasize the equality of all in secular life, although there exists a hierarchy in their religion that is open only to a select few (primarily chosen on the basis of merit).
phrontistery.50megs.com /ss/Cultures.html   (5234 words)

 The Watchman Expositor: Index of Cults and Religions
There are a number of versions or sects of Buddhism generally teaching paths to Nirvana (enlightenment or bliss) though the four noble truths (recognizing existence and source of suffering) and the eightfold path (correct understanding, behavior and meditation).
He and his work, which is frequently supportive of new religions, are often used by alternative religious groups to support their activities when pursuing governmental recognition.
Christianity, Jesus Christ: Major world religion developed in the first century AD based on the belief that Jesus of Nazareth was the promised Messiah or Christ of Israel.
www.watchman.org /cat95.htm   (14256 words)

 Perlmutter - The Forensics of Sacrifice
Occult religions are typically founded on nature-based polytheistic ideologies; their members believe they can magically intervene in the universe through specific spells, ceremonies, or rituals.
In syncretic religions animals are sacrificed by either quickly slitting their throats or by snapping their necks; at worst, the heads of pigeons or other birds may be bitten off by the Priest.
You are investigating religions that embrace man’s deepest, darkest urges: incest, blood rituals, and sacrifice, the very impulses that mainstream religions have spent centuries suppressing.
www.anthropoetics.ucla.edu /ap0902/sacrifice.htm   (19266 words)

 List of religions - Simple English Wikipedia
Note that the classification of religions hereunder is only one of several possible.
Church of the SubGenius (The cult of J R "Bob" Dobbs)
Discordianism (some Discordians maintain that their religion is not wholly without an element of seriousness)
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_religions   (137 words)

 Religion of Comic Book Characters (esp. Super-Heroes)
Comic book writers notable for their regular and insightful use of religious themes in their stories include writers who are Christian, Jewish, Hindu, agnostic, atheist, etc. These writers differ in their religious beliefs and backgrounds, but they are united in their desire to write more realistic, more human, more meaningful stories.
This page focuses on fictional comic book characters -- mostly from Marvel and DC -- who are adherents of real-world (not purely fictional) religions.
Be sure to view our list of additional minor super-villains and their religious affiliations, a list which includes dozens of villains from numerous distinct religious denominations.
www.adherents.com /lit/comics/comic_book_religion.html   (1575 words)

 List of religions - Rap Basement Message Board
I believe this list is a little more interesting than Boise, Idaho or Mercury.
I don't understand why Indigeneous religions have it listed as "mythology." They believe in their religion, they must have a reason to, I don't think any religion should be called a mythology unless it was somehow proven to be wrong.
Christianity is the religion with the largest number of professed adhherents, followed by Islam and Hinduism.
www.d12world.com /board/showthread.php?t=251392   (684 words)

 Arthurian Booklist (rec.arts.books)
Fiction which draws on a variety of sources including, but not limited to Chretien de Troyes' Arthurian Romances and Malory's Morte D'Arthur.
Teilo, who was once a proud and powerful Smith of the Old Religion, condemned to live as a woman amongst Morgan's maids, because of his unwise ambition.
The first listed, the "short" or "non-cyclic prose Lancelot," is a very interesting point in the development of the legend: Lancelot is not yet involved in the Grail quest (indeed, it is implied that it has already occurred by the time he comes to King Arthur's court).
www.cs.uu.nl /wais/html/na-dir/books/arthurian.html   (9399 words)

 Rosicrucian Fellowship
A discussion of the ways in which "major religions" have historically been separated from the list of all religions c...
List of religions - Nonsectarian and trans-sectarian religious movements and practices
Some modern-day practitioners believe that the foundational teachings of Esoteric Christianity were publicly presented to the world in the early 20th century (1) in an effort to establish a future universal religion as mankind, with a...
www.experiencefestival.com /rosicrucian_fellowship   (593 words)

 Top fifteen richest fictional people according to Forbes
Unless new rich fictional characters are written, this list should theoretically be static, year to year.
All religions worship the same God in some form and are equal in his eyes, if he exists.
I remember seeing this list a few years ago, and was pleasantly surprised to see that they had updated it.
digg.com /technology/Top_fifteen_richest_fictional_people_according_to_Forbes   (1714 words)

 Religions of the world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
We recommend this article: Religions of the world - 1, and also this: Religions of the world - 2.
Religions of the world is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Vision is the ability to see beyond the present; to be able to chart a map of the future.
www.experiencefestival.com /religions_of_the_world   (974 words)

 Invisible Pink Unicorn
The Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be her holy hooves) is a fictional female deity in the form of a unicorn.
The "believers" famous sayings about faith in the invisible pink unicorn is that, like other religions, it is founded in science and faith.
This is of course a parody of the theological reasoning of other religions.
www.invisiblepinkunicorn.com   (348 words)

 no loss for words
The latter is a religion, the former the adjective form of that religion.
Mithraism was prevalent in Rome during the first century and many the elements of Christianity owe their roots to this religion, including halos (sun disks), worship on the day of the Sun (Sunday), Virgin birth, December 25th, and on and on.
Christianity was certainly syncretic in its early years, borrowing elements from other religions, but I'm not sure that all the ones you've listed came from Mithraism specifically.
www.dannyscl.net /2005/01/dan-brown-is-fraud-list-of-errors-in.html   (15003 words)

 AEJMC Archives -- September 1999, week 5 (#15)
Kellert asserts that the list of species disliked by Americans include "the cockroach, mosquito, rat, wasp, rattlesnake, bat, vulture, and shark" (21).
This fictional film technique along with the program's title "Jaws" not only furnishes an accessible intertextual reference for viewers but also provides another framework (fictional) by which to view and interpret the program.
In another shark attack incident, an Italian fire chief claims that the only "signs" left of a diver's fatal encounter with a great white are the indentations left on the diver's steel air tanks.
list.msu.edu /cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9909e&L=aejmc&F=&S=&P=1858   (9542 words)

 Fictional Film
Nuremberg is a fictionalized account of the Nuremberg Trials in which the Allies prosecuted Nazi war criminals.
Shindler’s List tells the story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) who saves the lives of more than a 1,000 Jews by employing them in his factory.
Guilty by Suspicion is a fictional dramatization of the Hollywood Blacklist period.
www1.umn.edu /humanrts/bibliog/fictionalfilm.htm   (6358 words)

 cars - Archive of fictional things
List of gay, lesbian, or bisexual figures in fiction and myth
List of Characters in The Chronicles of Narnia
List of television shows set in Washington, D.C. See also: Lists of television shows by city setting; and List of movies for a list of movies set in specific locations.
www.carluvers.com /cars/Archive_of_fictional_things   (401 words)

 List of fictional companies - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
These are nonexistent companies created for dramatic or literary purposes in a story, usually so the author or producer either isn't giving free advertising to a real company, or (more likely) doesn't get sued for insulting a real company.
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
Fictional revivals of Braniff International Airways, Eastern Airlines, TWA and many other extinct airlines
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/List_of_fictional_companies   (4150 words)

Well, the general consensus is that this is a work of fiction.
I haven't really been interested in the history behind it, but i was at Borders today and saw some interesting books on it.
Some people take a different view on the Necronomicon, saying that the Elder Gods, etc. ARE real beings, b/c even if it is a fictional book or fictional mythos, ALL religions at some point must have created a conception of the Divine or supernatural, so in that sense, the Necronomicon is valid.
www.beliefnet.com /boards/message_list.asp?boardID=36876&discussionID=355281   (381 words)

 neurotic_muffin's Xanga Site
I'm a religious person, and while SOME of the things on this list can be threats to an individual's spirituality and well-being, the majority of it sounds ridiculous.
I advise all parents to go with their own instincts about their child's safety, and not cater to the demands of some prejudiced, stuck-in-the-fifties list.
I mean, it's the world and, as the leader of my religion has said countless times, we have to live in it.
www.xanga.com /home.aspx?user=neurotic_muffin   (1643 words)

 The Da Vinci Hoax by Robert M. Price
They have learned proper suspicion toward their inherited Christian faith, but they seem to be completely uncritical about the assertions of those who would substitute some other hypothesis, often equally wild.
It is a fictional narrative, but its author claims it is based on fact.
And it is only this false source that lists the great artist Da Vinci as one of the Grand Masters of the secret order.
www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com /dvhoax.htm   (2710 words)

 Aslan's Kin: Interfaith Fantasy and Science Fiction - Links
Web writings on Christian fantasy and science fiction and on Pagan mythology in fantasy are quite extensive; unfortunately, other subjects have been much neglected.
This course includes an introductory lecture that discusses the use of mythology in science fiction and fantasy, as well as essays on the use of Taoism by Ursula K. Le Guin, the use of Manicheeism by Susan Cooper, and the use of Christianity by Stephen Lawhead.
In this interview, Card describes some of the reasons why religion is inadequately portrayed in current fantasy and science fiction, and offers reasons why writers should consider religion when creating a fictional world.
www.greenbelt.com /news/aslan/links.htm   (934 words)

 bdlg directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It seems that grassu and grassp are not the only GRASS mailing lists.
>Subject: Publicly Accessible Mailing Lists, Part II > >[This is the second of of three articles on mailing lists.] > >GRASS > Contact: grass-server@wharton.upenn.edu > > Purpose: The GRASS (Generic Religions and Secret Societies) > mailing list is a forum for the development of religions and > secret societies for use in role-playing games.
Both real-world > and fictional religions and secret societies are covered.
grass.itc.it /pipermail/grassuser/1992-May/013795.html   (303 words)

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