Examples for Church, Demoninations, Sects, Cults

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    • Church
      • Christianity
        • The Godhead (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
        • Fairly intolerant of other religions
        • Hierachy and paid clergy
        • Holy Book is the Bible
      • Islam
        • The man is the successor of the God on the earth : to worship the God , reconstruct the earth , and achieve self sponsorship.
        • Holy Book is the Qu'ran
        • Fasting during Ramadan is perscribed by Chapter 2, Verse 185 of the Holy Qur'an
      • Hinduism
        • It argues that soul cannot die, that all life is equal, all religions are equal
        • There are four goals
          • Material well-being
          • Pleasure
          • Fulfilment of responsibilities
          • self actualisation: the merger of an individual soul with the divine
        • tolerant of other belief systems, and often feel that any path, sincerely followed, is a path to God
    • Denominations
      • Methodist
      • Sunni
      • Theravada
      • Calvinism
    • Cults
      • Scientology
      • Jehovah's Witness
        • Christian denomination with many beliefs that stand out from mainstream Christianity
        • potent evangelism and unique translation of the Bible called the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
        • No soul remains after death. Soon, Jesus Christ will return to resurrect the dead, restoring soul and body.
        • Must show faith in God and in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
      • Moonies
    • Sects
      • Heaven's Gate
        • Created by Marshall Applewhite, believed he and his followers were aliens left on the planet who needed to commit sucide to reach the 'next level'
      • People's Temple
        • Founded by Jim Jones in 1955, it was a social change church movement, followers made their own society and in 1978 902 followers committed suicide
      • Order of the Solar Temple
        • Secret society based upon the new age myth of the continuing existence of the Knights TemplarLead by Joseph Di Mambro and Luc Jouret in France in 1984. Di Mambro and 12 followers performed a last supper ritual,before committing mass sucide.
      • Amish
    • NRM
      • Transendental Meditation
      • the Aum Shinrikyo
      • Unification Church
      • ISKCON Krishna Consciousness
        • Retreat from the world into individual prayer
      • Children of God
        • Expect divine intervention to destroy the outside world
      • Neo-Pentecostalism
      • Manson's Family
    • NAM
      • Clairvoyance
      • Paganism
      • Yoga and Meditation
      • Alternative therapies
      • Environmental concern
      • Astrology


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