Articles about World Religions

These articles refer to any non-Christian religion’s beliefs and practices.

Foundational Principle: Humans are actually invisible space creatures called Thetans. We don't realize our true nature because of traumatic experiences. If we could overcome these traumas, we would realize who and what we are.

Born Ras Tafari, Ethopian emperor Haile Selassie is considered by Rastafarians to have been the Lion of Judah, and a manifestation of God. Selassie claimed direct descendence from King David, the 225th ruler in an unbroken line of Ethiopian Kings from the time of Solomon and Sheba.

Also known as "Moonies." Also known as "The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity." Founder: Yong Myung Moon (Sun Myung Moon).

Also known as "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints." Founder: Joseph Smith, Jr. Born 1805 in Sharon, VT. Founded: April 6, 1830. Founding Occasion:

Founder: Charles Taze Russell. Born 1852 in Pittsburgh, PA. Founded: Approximately 1876. Also known as: originally "International Bible Students Association."

Founder: Muhammad. Born in Mecca in 570 AD. Founded: Approximately 610 AD. Founding Occasion: Muhammad claimed to receive revelations from the angel Gabriel.

Founder: Jesus (also known as Jesus Christ). Born approximately 7 AD in Bethlehem, Judea. Founded: While it could be said that Christianity had no beginning, the Christian church as we know it began in the 1st century AD.

Theologically, Christian Science is a cult of Christianity. Also known as The First Church of Christ, Scientist, it shares common ground with Gnosticism. Founder: Mary Baker Eddy (Mary Ann Morse Baker).

Founder: Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad. Born 1819 in Iran. Founded: May 23, 1844. Founding Occasion: Muhammad's announcement that he bore a divine revelation destined to transform the spiritual life of the human race.

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