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libvertaruan
This is a collection of religion book web sites which I hope will be stickied...I do not have the time right now to look for large collections of these sites as of yet, and thus I will add some. Please feel free to contribute.

Overall
http://www.sacred-texts.com/index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

Hinduism
http://vedabase.net/en
http://www.srivaishnava.org/scripts/veda/rv/rvtop.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism

Buddhism

Christianity
http://www.ibs.org/niv/index.php
http://www.biblegateway.com/
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/

Scientology
http://www.scientology.org/
http://www.scientologyhandbook.org/
http://www.whatisscientology.org/
http://www.xenu.net/ (Critical of Scientology)
http://www.factnet.org/Scientology/dianetics.html (Critical of Scientology)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology

Judaism
http://www.torah.org/
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsourc...ble/jpstoc.html
http://www.kabbalah.com/kabbalah/
http://www.digital-brilliance.com/kab/faq.htm
http://www.earlyjewishwritings.com/

Islam
http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/quran/

Wicca
Witch's Voice - http://www.witchvox.com/
Witch's League for Public Awareness - http://www.celticcrow.com/


Ancient Greece/Rome
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook (Rome) - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asb...9.html#Religion
Greek - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asb...on%20and%20Myth
Hellenistic World - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asb...8.html#Religion
Roman Mystery Religions - http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asb...ery%20Religions


Asatru
The Iriminsul Aetirr - http://www.irminsul.org/
Raven Online - http://www.webcom.com/~lstead/
Asgard - http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Lagoon/7152/
Irmin's Way - http://www.irminsway.org/


Zoroastrianism
http://tenets.zoroastrianism.com/

Shintoism

Native American (North/Central)

Native American (South)

Oceania
MindsWideOpen
Don't we already have something like this in Resources?
libvertaruan
I believe it merely contained the first link, which Muztard had titled "This is most certainly NOT porn!"

Which got everyone's attention very well.
Telum
Anti-semite
libvertaruan
Also feel free to add more categories I have left out.
libvertaruan
Updated some.

Anyone out there willing to help?
acow
well i can at least help by pointing out you completely left out the catagory of buddhism tongue.gif

And www.religioustolerance.org offers a decent introduction to most.
Deus Ex Machina
For written material, I'd recomend The Religions of Man, by Huston Smith. it covers the major tenants of Hindusim, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. It's reasonably short ("only" 355 pgs), and pretty readable.
Cerian
Does he have a "The Religions of Cows" book as well?
Deus Ex Machina
Yes.
Stimulant
Is there a fundamental difference between our religions, besides perhaps their conviction?
acow
Yes.

If you mean fervent of belif or something similar by "conviction".

All religions as "having the same message" is, to quote one character, "a bunch of hippy crap".
Stimulant
No, I mean between the religons of cows and humans. I suspect them to be far more believing.
libvertaruan
Updated again, thanks to Adam.
libvertaruan
*waits for this to be stickied*
Telum
Perhaps we should have a giant reference link thread?
DoNotFeedTheTrolls
http://www.ibs.org/niv/index.php

This will let you search the bible for a specific word. Useful for looking for specific references and what not.
Sephiroth
1280 hits for Jesus.
Gengari
God smoked cannibus.
Gengari
Sure, like most other "religions", it's just another institution which desires to control the populace and reduce rational thinking.
Cerian
QUOTE(DoNotFeedTheTrolls @ Jan 16 2005, 11:08 PM)
http://www.ibs.org/niv/index.php

This will let you search the bible for a specific word. Useful for looking for specific references and what not.



This is better than that site, you can search a ton of different versions of the bible.

http://www.biblegateway.com/
libvertaruan
Updated, adding Cerian's Christianity link and DEM's Scientology links, and the category of Buddhism (why didn't you tell me I left it out, acow?)
acow
www.buddhanet.com

I haven't looked through it much at all, and appears to come from a relatively liberal buddhist stance from a western perspective. Probably a mahayana practitioner.

IMO in doing so it downplays some of the factionism present in buddhism, and tries to gloss over the rough bits, such as the conservatism of theravada, beliefs of lay people in the buddhist world such as veneration of relics, and some of the more radical and modern japanese strains, and the trendiness of tantra and celebrity status of the dalai llama.

(these might be covered, but as i said i haven't really looked too deeply)
DoNotFeedTheTrolls
My christianty link was accidentally set on the NIV, not in general. Although i'm sure its not too difficult to navigate to another one.
libvertaruan
*abuses power*
LordLeto
The Catholic Encyclopedia is pretty good. Could go in Christianity or overall, it has alot of info about other religions in there as well.
libvertaruan
Updated.
LordLeto
What, no Catholic Encyclopedia? dry.gif
acow
A word of warning on the Catholic Encyclopedia (and frankly something that should be mentioned with the other links as well), is that its far from neutral point of view.

It also seems to contain some factual inacuracies:

ie. In Buddhism:

QUOTE
The Dalai Lama, residing in the great monastery at Lhasa, passes for the incarnation of Amitabha, the Buddha of the Sukhavati paradise


From the top of my head, although Amitabha is the buddha of the sukhavati(and one of the more "my fucking god, what were they thinking" schools of buddhism), the Dalai Lama is held to be a reincarnation of Avoloketeshera(sp tongue.gif), the bodhisattva of compassion.
LordLeto
None the less the dearth of the information contained is rather impressive.
libvertaruan
QUOTE(LordLeto @ Apr 18 2005, 11:16 PM)
What, no Catholic Encyclopedia? dry.gif


What are you smoking?
LordLeto
This is a Religious Studies Links thread is it not? Catholicism is a Religion is it not?
libvertaruan
check the links...
LordLeto
Bah, it wasn't there when I posted that. tongue.gif
Greenplanet65
http://www.buddhanet.net/
http://www.dharmanet.org/infowebt.html


Merci!
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