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  Supernatural - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A concept of the supernatural is generally identified with religion, or more primitive forms of belief, although there is much debate as to whether a conception of the supernatural is necessary for religion (see The nature of God in Western theology and Anthropology of religion).
Proponents of supernaturalism claim that their belief system is more flexible, which allows them more diversity in terms of epistemology (ways of understanding knowledge.) For example, scientists accept the findings that the Earth and universe are many billions of years old.
It rests on the presumption of the skeptic that supernatural events cannot or are unlikely to occur; thus, their description by the believer as supernatural is seen as the result of a process of deliberate or unconscious mysticism, thus, "supernaturalization".
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 Supernatural - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Those denying the plausibility of supernatural events typically define them as events which cannot be perceived by natural or empirical senses, and whose understanding may be said to lie with religious, magical, or otherwise mysterious explanation—yet remains firmly outside of the realm of science.
Supernatural claims assert phenomena beyond the realm of current scientific understanding, and may likewise be in direct conflict with scientific concepts of possibility or plausibility.
The supernatural concept is generally identified with religion or other belief systems—though there is much debate as to whether a supernatural is necessary for religion, or that religion is necessary for holding a concept of the supernatural.
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 Learn more about Supernatural in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A concept of the supernatural is generally identified with religion, although there is much debate as to whether a conception of the supernatural is necessary for religion (see The nature of God in Western theology and Anthropology of religion).
Generally, people contrast the supernatural with the natural and some believe that these two concepts are compatible or complementary (in other words, religion and science fulfill different but equally valid functions), while others believe that they are incompatible and in competition.
The article on The supernatural in monotheistic religions thus concerns itself with the junction between monotheistic religions, such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the supernatural.
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 The supernatural in monotheistic religions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All monotheistic religions acknowledge the existence of the supernatural.
This article concerns itself with the junction between monotheistic religions, such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the supernatural.
It is held that important supernatural beliefs in his life were not present or not universal in Christianity from the beginning, and that evidence for their more or less gradual appearance can be found in the New Testament itself.
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 Supernatural   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Generally, most people contrast the supernatural with the natural, while some people believe that these two concepts are compatible.
Scientists counter that if this is so, then believers in supernaturalism themselves would be utterly incapable of witnessing any supernatural phenomenon or miracles; all human senses are limited by the laws of physics, and can only sense events occurring in the natural, physical world.
Many have a literal interpretation of Genesis, and they believe that the earth and universe are only 6000 years old; other Christians accept the results of science which show the earth and universe as many billions of years old in terms of age.
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 info/guide/w/we/western_religions - Info and Guide.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
From the point of view of theistic religions, to the extent that ethics stems from revealed truth from divine sources, ethics is studied as a branch of theology.
These religions each give different answers as to the details, and those details are very important to the adherents of these religions; but together they share a tradition of asking the same or similar questions,.
The supernatural in monotheistic religions - The supernatural in monotheistic religions This article concerns itself with the junction between monotheistic religions, such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the supernatural.
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 Supernatural Online Research :: Information about Supernatural   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The supernatural (Latin : Super- "exceeding" + Nature) comprises forces and phenomena which are beyond the realm of current scientific understanding, and which may actually directly contradict conventional scientific understandings.
The term "supernatural" is often used interchangeably with Paranormal or Preternatural the latter typically limited to an adjective for describing abilities which appear to exceed possible bounds.
If a Burning bush, and the fire would not consume it, a scientist would not call it supernatural, nor would he deny that this is happening, but he would curiously examine it.
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A concept of the supernatural is generally identified with religion, althoughthere is much debate as to whether a conception of the supernatural is necessary for religion (see The nature of God in Westerntheology and Anthropology of religion).
Proponents of supernaturalism claim that their belief system is more flexible, which allows them more diversity in terms of epistemology (ways of understanding knowledge.) For example, scientistsaccept the findings that the Earth and universe are many billions of years old.
Because the assumption of the skeptical reader is that supernatural events cannot or areunlikely to occur, their description is seen as the result of a process of deliberate or unconscious mysticism, thus,"supernaturalization".
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 Religion: An Overview of the World's Religions
Many reports, therefore, of primitive religions, had been limited to the observation of the external details of cult practice, but the existence of the High God challenged the adequacy of such reports and suggested that, in many cases, if the observer himself had not been initiated his report was not to be trusted.
Primitive religion is a name given to the religious beliefs and practices of those traditional, often isolated, preliterate cultures which have not developed urban and technologically sophisticated forms of society.
Tylor's definition of primitive religion as animism, a belief in spiritual beings, expresses his interpretation that the basis of primitive religion is the belief that detached and detachable vital forces make up a suprahuman realm of reality that is just as real as the physical world of rocks, trees, and plants.
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 God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is important to note, however, that monotheists of one religion can, and often do, consider the monotheistic god of a different religion to be a false god.
Unitarian monotheists hold that there is only one "person" (so to speak), or one basic substance, in God.
Traditionally philosophers of religion, at least in Europe, were interested in finding out what the word "God" might refer to, in the sense in which it is used by theists.
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 The Monotheistic Religions
Within the framework of the Second Conference of the "Association of United Religions," the representatives of target religions were invited to gather in the Cathedral of Saint Peter.
This is the establishing of a Universal Religion.
Still, all the power that is given to the practitioners of Eastern religions comes from the same phenomenon of mediumism, whose central characteristic is a passiveness before "spiritual" reality that enables one to enter into contact with the "gods" of the non-Christian religions.
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 Exploring Africa -> Students-> Religion in Africa-> Indigenous Religions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Among indigenous African religions, religious belief and practice are not restricted to one holy day each week, be it Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, but are present in the most common daily activities as well as in special ritual ceremonies.
Other African religions believe that there is more than one God; however even in these religions, usually one of the Gods is claimed to be the supreme God who was responsible for creating the world.
In African religions, ancestors are not gods and they are not worshiped, but just as living elders are given great respect, even more so the spirits of the ancestors are remembered and respected.
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 Religions
The time of the Buddha was one of social and religious change, marked by the further advance of Aryan civilization into the Ganges Plain, the development of trade and cities, the breakdown of old tribal structures, and the rise of a whole spectrum of new religious movements that responded to the demands of the times.
Islam is definitely an inclusivistic religion in the sense that it recognizes God's sending of messengers to all peoples and his granting of "Scripture and Prophethood" to Abraham and his descendants, the latter resulting in the awareness of a very special link between Muslims, Jews, and Christians as all Abraham's children.
Hinduism, one of the great religions of the world, is the major religion of India, where nearly 85 percent of the population is classified as Hindu.
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 Wikinfo | Bible
The Bible refers to the primary sacred scriptures of either the Jewish or Christian religions.
These scriptures are compilations of what were originally separate documents (called "books"); they were written over a long period of time; later compiled to form first the Jewish Bible (Tanach) and, with later additions, the Christian Bible.
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 Bible - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The Bible's wide distribution and use by Jews and Christians as a "handbook" for living has extended its influence beyond religion, to language and law and, until the modern era, also informed the natural philosophy of mainstream Western Civilization.
The Age of Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution in Europe and America brought skepticism regarding the historical events in the Bible, particularly those attributed to divine intervention; however, the ontological and normative teachings of the Bible remain at the center of Western culture.
Today there are two loosely defined schools of thought with regard to the historicity of the Bible (Biblical minimalism and Biblical maximalism) with many in between, in addition to the traditional religious reading of the Bible.
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 Supernatural   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The supernatural (Latin:super- "exceeding"+nature) comprises forces and phenomena that cannot be perceived by natural or empirical senses, and whose understanding may be said to lie with religious, magical, or otherwise mysterious explanation —yet remains firmly outside of the realm of science.
People sacrificed animals or even other people to please their gods.
Supernatural is also the name of a rapper.
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 ipedia.com: The supernatural in monotheistic religions Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Generally, people contrast the supernatural to the natural; some believe that these two concepts are compatible or complementary (in other words, religion and science fulfill different but equally valid functions), and some believe that they are incompatible and in competition.
Some hold that the whole distinction is an arbitrary one, and that "common" vs. "uncommon" events is the only philosphically tenable distinction.
All four Gospels describe the empty tomb and resurrection but they do not describe it in the same way.
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 Bible Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is said that more than 5 billion copies of the Bible have been sold since 1815, making it the biggest selling book of all-time.
Because of Christian domination of Europe from the late Roman era to the Age of Enlightenment, the Christian Bible has influenced not only religion, but language, law and, until the modern era, the natural philosophy of mainstream Western Civilization.
The Age of Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution in Europe and America brought skepticism regarding the divine origin and historical accuracy of the Bible and Bible prophecy.
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The Bible is the primary sacred scripture of both the Jewish and Christian religions.
These scriptures are compilations of what were originally separate documents (called "books") written over a long period of time.
List of Bible passages of other than theological interest
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 Monotheism
easy to anthropomorphise the supreme Reality into an external creator deity, most often male, a projection perhaps of patriarchial chieftains or a parental father into a sort of supernatural father figure
Although literal monotheistic belief may be useful for the spiritual development of those with particular personalities that require such belief, this sort of religious structure is tragically frequently associated with attitudes of intolerance, persecution, and arrogance
It is interesting to consider that materialism and capitalism are in fact natural outgrowths of monotheism - e.g.
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 bible
refers to the primary sacred scriptures of either the Jewish or Christian religions.
These scriptures are compilations of what were originally separate documents (called "
The supernatural in monotheistic religions thus concerns itself with the junction between monotheistic religions, such as
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 Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions
Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought
Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion: An Anthropological Study of the Supernatural
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