Religion

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Religion is a type of belief system which may or may not include worship of a god (monotheism), or gods (polytheism). Although the term atheist is often used for someone who does not believe in any religion at all (Not being a theist), there are various atheistic religions.[citation needed]

Notable religions[edit]

Paganism[edit]

The Witch Vasenka's aid during the great war, Nadya.

Paganism is a religion that derived from the Celtic, Goths, Germanic, Franco and other collectives and tribes that have been conquered by the Romans in Northern Europe. in those ages history has been passed around by word of mouth so only anthropological evidence, common spoken myths, and some trace amounts of literature could be found to describe this religion. A iconic literature piece that embellishes paganism is Beowulf, a old English folklore story. It is a polytheistic religion that has connections with slavic fairy tales and paganism. They consider these spirits as people. Leshy is a woodland spirit that leads prey and children to their fate with food, is considered a neutral character. They consider these spirits to have a kinship and a family line. They put emphasis on ancestorial relationships. A manga based off of the Slavic witch called Vasenka in which she carries a American Smith and Wesson Model 3 in the fight against the Nazis in The Great Patriotic War[1].

Shamanism[edit]

Have the concept known as Animism which is a belief that both animate objects and creatures all have souls. All of matter all makes certain and unbounded choices and there is no distinction between the corporeal and incorporeal. Shamanism adds that there are people who can interact with both the souls and the matter itself. The purpose of the Shaman is to be the intermediaries between such and perform a balancing act between humans and the other souls that they interact with, to keep in a equilibrium with the environment. In practical terms they are there to guide the tribe so they don't eat too much and go hungry, or don't eat too little and let the animals or things overwhelm them. To not drink so much or a drought may come, so on and so forth. An example of a Animistic religion is the religion of the Ainu people and the Ryukyuan people.

Shintoism[edit]

A religion which was traditionally known as a strict religion based on classes in which the Shogunate dictate what rituals and religious interpretation is to be accepted. For example the Tokugawa shogunate requiring subordinates to be Buddhists. Other times the practices and religious rituals are more lenient. It is a animist and polytheistic religion. It share many features with Shamanism in that it bellies all things possess a certain essence, people can be Kami, and so forth. After the American bombs dropped new derivations of this religion emerged from this religion. Festivals are called Masturi in shinto religions.

Zoroastrianism[edit]

Otherwise known as the first monotheistic religion.

Incan Religion [edit]

Ancient Egyptian Religion [edit]

Confucianism[edit]

Taoism[edit]

Christianity[edit]

Islam[edit]

Judaism[edit]

Hinduism[edit]

Buddhism[edit]

Obon Festival[edit]

Obon is a Summer festival that celebrates the visitation of the dead to their loved ones. I occurs in the 13th to the 15th of August, mid summer, and is celebrated by hanging lanterns in front of your home. Visits to the graves are also visited. It has many similarities with the Mexican cutom of Día de Muertos that Happens in the first of November. Near the end of the ritual it is customary to let the lanterns float into rivers and streams. It originated in India and has its origins in the story in which a subordinate of Buddha's mother that is deceased was in anguish. He then asked Buddha to free fer from pain, Buddha directed him to give food to his Monks. After the task his Mother's pain had ceased. The Word Obon in Sanskrit means to hang upside down, meaning to be in pain and suffering. It is practiced in India, Japan, and China as a way to visit dead relatives and loved ones.

Luciferianism[edit]

Luciferianism, not to be confused with satanism, differs from the abrahamic religions it's derived from by basing it's morals and beliefs off of Lucifer Moringstar, aka the Devil. Rather than seeing Lucifer as the personification of evil, luciferians see Lucifer as a revolutionary who attempted to overthrow the tyrannical dictatorship of God and in such he represents freedom, enlightenment, human progression, etc. As well as this lucifarian principles typically highlight the protection of the natural world, worshipping ones inner self,the removal of traditional dogma, etc. There are many different branches of luciferianism with each having differing emphasis on the level of theism involved however all agree on the basic principles of what Lucifer represents as well as the idea that Lucifer should not be worshipped, but rather seen as a guide, friend or merely an archetype. Due to the religions nature it and the symbols of Lucifer have been used frequently by left wing revoloutionary organisations and thinkers throughout history such as William Godwin, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Helena Blavatsky, Atterdag Wermelin, The Satanic Temple, etc. [citation needed]

Origin of the concept of "Religious Tolerance"[edit]

Genghis Khan was known among many titles, the "defender of religion". This was due to the actions that he had done against the Christian Khan Guchlung in which he took in Religious dissidents and waged war on the Khan annihilating him [2]. It is known that the raided towns and assimilated cities were allowed to practice their own religion. There were internal conflicts within the Khanates after Genghis. One such example was Ghazan in which he persecuted the Buddhists after his conversion to Islam [3]. Since then the Turkic-Slavic peoples held on to this concept and it pervades into literature and philosophy in the Eurasian sphere of influence.

Religion and the capitalist state[edit]

Religion, especially Christianity, is common in capitalist countries such as the United States.[4][5] It is often used by the alt-right and fundamentalists to justify opinions which could only be explained by prejudice or hate. An example is using Leviticus 18 and 20 ('You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination' and 'If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.') to justify homophobic opinions. Often religiousity is used to control the public, just as Marx said: "Religion is the opium of the masses."

This does not necessarily mean all religious people are capitalist or right-wing; there are many religious socialists, such as Leo Tolstoy. [6] Religous leftists often find that a certain religious espouses leftist beliefs. There are Leftist Bible verses, such as “No one can serve two masters, Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” in Matthew 6:24, and in Luke 12:15, Jesus says, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’”

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