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Truth is One Paths are Many
A Comparative Study of Various Traditions & Philosophy of Several World Religions
 
 
Will Some One Tell Me What the Great Religions Believe?
A Primer of World Religions - What they are & What they believe
 
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= Fundamentalism among the Faiths=
 
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Fundamentalism describes any religious creed or philosophical persuasion marked by extreme dogmatism and intolerance. There are fundamentalist denominations within virtually every religion and faith-including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism - all believing in a literal interpretation of their scripture as the exclusive truth, the one and only way which all souls must follow to attain salvation. Historically, fundamentalism, especially when coupled with evangelical zeal, has led to aggression and violence against nonbelievers.

 
   
 

== Fundamentalism Beliefs ==

 
 
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1. I believe that there is only one acceptable perception of truth, and it is stated in our scriptures; and all who do not accept this doctrine are following false paths and are destined to eternal damnation.

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2. I believe that the gospel was spoken at one point in time by our messiah, the one and only true representative of God, and is not subject to or in need of adaptation through time or circumstance.

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3. I believe that the members of our faith have been divinely commissioned by God and are duty-bound to spread His holy word throughout the world.

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4. I believe that government should reflect and embody the beliefs of my faith, and that even nonbelievers should abide by our religious law as the law of the land.

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5. I believe that there is in this world a battle between the believers, representing the forces of light, and the nonbelievers, representing the forces of darkness, and that ultimately good will conquer evil.

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6. I believe that, if necessary, force and violence should be used to bring nonbelievers and dissidents to accept the truth of our religious doctrine, and that the use of such force is justifiable in the name of God.

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7. I believe that free inquiry and the questioning of our religious doctrine is the first step to heresy and should be guarded against, and that modern liberties are forms of self-indulgence and sin.

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8. I believe that our codes of morality are God's absolute commandments and are not subject to change, revision or reinterpretation.

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9. I believe that education for children should consist of strict and exclusive learning of our teachings and careful censorship of other forms of thought and belief.

   
   
 
 
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Truth is One :: Paths are Many
A study comparing the essential beliefs of World Religions
 
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