Religion - variety of different worldviews

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The term religion comes from the Latin meaning conscientious consideration or care, originally meaning “the conscientious care in observing omens and regulations. Religion is therefore a collective term for a variety of different world views, the basis of which is the respective belief in certain transcendent supernatural, supernatural, supernatural powers and associated sacred objects, which cannot be proven in the sense of scientific theory, but only through individual intuitive experience.
Religious people believe in a power that is above them and to which they align themselves. They believe in God or something divine. God or the divine is very different from the human world. For religious people, religion offers a way to understand the world and orient themselves in life. People express their religious experience in worship and prayer, through meditation, singing, dancing and many other ceremonies. Many religions have established rules, commandments and religious behaviour that people should follow.

Christmas cribs - origin & different characters

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Christmas cribs - origin & different characters

In the meantime, we have seen Christmas markets in many countries and regions, they all have in common that the Christmas story about the messiahs Jesus occupies an important position at many stands.

Advent - solemn and contemplative until Christmas

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Advent - solemn and contemplative until Christmas

Now it starts again, the pre-Christmas period, or, as it is also called, the Advent season. Time of the Christmas markets and cozy meetings together with friends in spite of some partial cold outdoors.

Martin Luther - Reformation movement and witch burning

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Martin Luther - Reformation movement and witch burning

At Luther's time just about 2,000 people lived in Wittenberg. Apart from a few stone buildings such as the church and town houses, the roofs of most mud huts were mostly covered with straw. Between 1500 and 1550, only 54 new houses were built within the fortress ring.

Advent - fasting period or contemplative pre-Christmas

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Advent - fasting period or contemplative pre-Christmas time

Advent, the term comes from the Latin word "adventus," which means "coming"; in the meaning Adventus Domini (Latin for the coming of the Lord), the term refers to the season which Christendom should prepare the feast of Christmas, dedicate to the birth of Jesus Christ.

Darwin's evolution theory is controversial - genesis better?

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Darwin's evolution theory is controversial - genesis better?

A theory of evolution is understood to mean the scientific and in principle coherent description of the formation and alteration of the biological units, especially the species, as a result of organismic evolution, the development process in the course of the earth's history, which has taken place and continues.

Happy New Year - The New Year's Day in cultural regions

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Happy New Year - The New Year's Day in cultural regions

This should actually be the title of this article. Unfortunately, there is once again a great deal of doubt about the "Ability of Thinking, Culture, Compassion and Humanity" of our race called Human Being - after Berlin it has hit Istanbul again this night. It is terrible, what misconception and hate are capable and leading to!

Basilius the Great - Bishop of Caesarea, today Kayseri

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Basilius the Great - Bishop of Caesarea, today Kayseri

Basilius of Caesarea was born around 330 in Caesarea, Cappadocia, where he died 49 years later on January 1, 379, which is why this day plays such an important role in the Greek Orthodox Church, the day of Christmas and Santa Claus.

Greek Christmas time - superstition plays a role

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Greek Christmas time - superstition plays an important role

Once again during Christmas time, we passed Alexandroupolis, a small town just before the border with Turkey, where an intermediate stop is almost obligatory, especially since there is a small, interesting Christmas market too.

Diyanet Official: Eyebrow plucking is sin

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Diyanet Official: Eyebrow plucking is sin

Of course, one may say that we should take care of much more significant problems and report about them, but, as we are thinking, there are the small, seemingly insignificant things of everyday life, which have to be regarded as a warning of a politically desirable reorientation which then ends in domination and absolute control?

Armenians - Breaking a Taboo in Akdamar

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Breaking a Taboo in Akdamar

After almost 100 years, thousands of Armenians have flocked to the southern Anatolian city of Van to attend a religious service in the Church of the Holy Cross. The event marks a turning point in how Turkey treats its Christian minorities. A report by Susanne Güsten.

Turkey's Chief Justice: If that is Islam, I'm no Muslim

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Turkey's Chief Justice:Hasim Kilic

In a lecture entitled “Human Dignity and the Constitution” at Alparslan University, Turkish Chief Justice Haşim Kılıç touched on the violence being perpetrated in Muslim countries and said, “If this is what is means to be a Muslim, then I am no Muslim.” The Chief Justice was attending a ceremony for the opening of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Sumela Monastery - Praying for better days

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Sumela Monastery - Praying for better days

Sumela, Turkey - The Turkish government allowed Christians to pray Sunday at a spectacular and politically sensitive Greek Orthodox monastery for the first time since the country's creation, seeking to improve the country's record on religious tolerance and boost tourism.

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