Agnosticism Overview

Introduction Agnosticism refers to the belief that only mundane human experience may be understood with any degree of certainty. Thus, agnosticism holds that the existence of a deity is unknowable. Agnostics neither wholly accept nor wholly reject metaphysical claims of religion, claiming that faith alone is insufficient grounds for determining factual religious information. Because of this belief, agnostics are open to the possibility that a deity may exist, but they generally require incontr

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The original symbol of the Buddha was the stupa, a mound that contained remnants of the Buddha's body.  Worship and reverence of the stupa is attested from the 3rd century BCE forward, and it marks a stark contrast to the Hindu ideology indicating that dead bodies carried defilement to all they contacted. Because of its connection to relics, the stupa quickly became the ultimate physical representation of not only the Buddha, but also his enlightenment.  It symbolizes the general

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Hinduism Timeline

It should be noted that many of the dates in this chronology are ambiguous due to the difficulties inherent in the Indian literary corpus.  Most Indian scriptures have been continuously edited—some even into modern times.  These constant edits have made it extremely difficult to pinpoint when the majority of the Hindu scriptures were written.  Unless otherwise noted, all dates in relation to literature are given based on the opinions of scholars in the field at the time of this w

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In Christianity, SatanIn the Old Testament of the Bible  is the personal name given to the devil. In the New Testament, the Greek word for Satan is "satanas", meaning "Satan," or "diablas," meaning "devil." There are times in the Bible that the term "Satan" is encountered in the original language of the Bible but does not refer to personal name of Satan, but instead to one who is in opposition to God (Bible: Numbers 22:22, 1 Samuel 24:9, Psalm 109:6). However, whenever the name "Satan" i

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Planet Nibiru

2012 Phenomenon & Mayan Calendar

Note : The views expressed on the page do necessarily not reflect the views or opinions of Faithology. The following information constitutes a collection of the most widely held opinions, various hypotheses, and scientific findings surrounding the 2012 phenomenon. It is the goal of Faithology to provide accurate and un-biased information regarding the 2012 phenomenon and all topics published on this site in order that those who are seeking answers have the tools to do so. Theories regarding

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