ReligionsMain article: Religion in the Middle East
The Middle East is very diverse when it comes to religions, many of which originated there. Islam in its many forms is by far the largest religion in the Middle East, but other faiths that originated there, such as Judaism and Christianity, are also well represented. There are also important minority religions like Bahá'í, Yazdânism, Zoroastrianism, Mandeanism, Druze, Yarsan, Yazidism and Shabakism, and in ancient times the region was home to Mesopotamian Religion, Canaanite Religion, Manicheanism, Mithraism and various Monotheist Gnostic sects.
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... argued that the Sassanid Zoroastrian clergy later modified the religion in a way to serve themselves, causing substantial religious uneasiness ... the most important of these being the Mani and Mazdak religions ... Indeed, the relationship between the Sassanid Kings and the religions practiced in their empire were complex and varied ...
... The three major religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are interconnected and each originated within the Middle East ... Islam in its many forms is by far the most heavily represented religion in the region though many branches and sects diversify and segment it ... In addition to the widely acknowledged religions, smaller, minority religions such as Bahá'í, Druze, Yazidi, Mandean, Gnosticism, Yarsanism, Shabakism, Zoroastrianism are also ...
... Although human cultures and religions differ on their conceptions of God and his nature, Bahá'ís believe they nevertheless refer to one and the same Being ... from the viewpoint of its original social context however, more recent religions may teach a more advanced conception of God as called for by the changing needs of local ... Bahá'ís thus regard the world's religions as chapters in the history of one single faith, revealed by God's Manifestations progressively and in stages ...
... Population by religion, Canada and BC (2001 Census) Canada B.C. 479,620 2% 35,655 1% Hindu 297,200 1% 31,500 1% Jewish 329,995 1% 21,230 1% Eastern religions 37,550 0% 9,970 0% Other religions 63,975 0% 16,205 0% Source ...
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“The ancients adorned their sarcophagi with the emblems of life and procreation, and even with obscene symbols; in the religions of antiquity the sacred and the obscene often lay very close together. These men knew how to pay homage to death. For death is worthy of homage as the cradle of life, as the womb of palingenesis.”
—Thomas Mann (18751955)
“Politics at all times lead to bloody wars, and not only politics, but also religions as well as social and economic systems of all times are spattered with blood. Invariably the big ones devoured the little ones, and the little ones the tiny ones.”
—Friedrich Dürrenmatt (19211990)
“All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organisation. For the latter makes use of violence, the formerof the corruption of the will.”
—Alexander Herzen (18121870)