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Spiritual Systems
Introduction

We cover the main spiritual and religious systems of the world in brief.

Keep in mind that we have tried to focus on the ideas put forward in each religion rather than the institutions that have developed around the original protagonists.

After a browse you may be unsurprised to feel that all doctines can not be right, but that it does not really matter. A system is only as strong as its believers. It dies if no one believes in it. Whatever works for you, works!

Systems of Spiritual and Religious Belief

Spiritual philosophy, belief and the usual associated institutions of religion seem to be every where throughout time. The main categories are introduced here.

This gives an overview of all of the main philosohpical ideas that have been institutionalised as religion. And browsing through this section will show the often amazing similarities and unsurprising differences between the main religions of the world.

You'll find some interesting discussions here, for example on atheism. You're also likely to find a lot of your own thoughts reflected here, and lots to compare with your own thoughts.

Main Religions

We also cover the main religions of the modern era in more depth; these are Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. This discussion includes sections on main philosophers and philosophies, but little coverage of institutions.

This was based on Encyclopaedia Britannica articles.

Very many thanks to Anthony Murphy for extensive editing of various sections.

Spiritual Systems Main Religions
Agnosticism Atheism Monotheism Polytheism Buddhism Islam
Ancestor Deism Naturism Theism Christianity Judaism
Atheism Dualism Pantheism Totemism Hinduism  

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