When is the time of fasting on the Baha'i calendar?
Do black cats really get sacrificed at Halloween?
Addressing the modern connections between Satanism and Halloween in popular culture, which is largely divorced from the historical Halloween and its connections with Catholicism and folklore.
Secrecy is an inherent part of many religious traditions, and it sometimes causes others to be suspicious of them. Secrecy does not, however, necessarily mean that anything untoward is occurring. Rather, secrecy can be employed out of respect or as a protective measure.
A complete list of religions across the world that involve animal sacrifice would be impossible to compile, as it is still a part of a variety of indigenous practices. Here is a brief overview of some of the minority cultures found in the West that still perform animal sacrifices.
The day Baha'is will celebrate World Religion Day in 2013.
The date of Christmas in 2012 according to a variety of faiths
Learn about how to seek membership in Satanic organizations as well whether membership is even necessary for seekers.
Can people who who recognize "the Force" and describe themselves as Jedi also be members of other religions?
Planets and elements are associated via their qualities: warm/cold and dry/wet. As early as Ptolemy, writing almost 2000 years ago, the planets were being ascribed with the qualities of warm and cold, dry and wet. These same qualities were associated with the four elements, and eventually similarities were used to connect planets with elements.
The twelve zodiac signs were divided up among the four elements as early as the Renaissance, with three signs associated with each element. However, early associations were by no means consistent. Different sources could provide wildly different groupings.
The practice of traveling door to door begging for goods and threatening repercussions against the uncharitable is a common European practice dating back hundreds of years. It is associated with a variety of holidays and events, and goes under such names as "souling," "guising" and "wassailing."
The modern-day carving of pumpkins into lighted faces is generally traced back to European folk practices of doing similar carvings on turnips and other vegetables in order to keep away evil spirits. However, such practices have only been associated with Halloween in the last 150 years or so.
Explore the accusations that Satanists abuse children.
Is there any truth to the rumors of Satanists harming or sacrificing animals?
There is nothing inherently anti-Christian about New Age beliefs, although some Christians (primarily more conservative ones) object to various New Age beliefs. Indeed, most New Age beliefs do not belong to any one religion, and many New Agers are also Christian by religion.
What options are open to a person, particularly a Westerner, who is interested in Zoroastrianism and the worship of Ahura Mazda?
The issue of which religions follow God depends in large part how you define "God."
What do Satanists think about God?
Magicians can use a variety of methods for producing energy for their workings. Sex is one such method, and the result is commonly referred to as sex magic.
Can people of other faiths such as Christianity be formal members of the Raelian Movement?
Are Christians, Buddhists, Jews and members of other religions welcome in the Church of Scientology, or are they expected by the Church of Scientology to abandon their previous faiths? Are Scientology teachings contrary to the teachings of other faiths?
Are members of the Unitarian Universalist Church allowed to also follow other religions?
When is Naw-Ruz in 2011?
Marijuana, commonly known as ganja among Rastas, is illegal in most countries, including the US. However, as an important part of the Rastafari religion, is ganja smoking protected by the First Amendment, which guarantees religious freedom?