Atheism and Religions Around the World  

 Atheism

 Bahá'í

 Buddhism

 #Christian

 Confucianism

Hare Krishna 

 Hinduism

 Islam

 Jainism

Judaism 

Mithras

New Age Spirituality

Other Religious Interests

 Paganism & Wicca

Shamanic Studies

Sikhism

Taoism

Zoroastras

Atheism

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Atheism Web, The This site provides articles and links on atheism.
   
Celebrity Atheist List This site, along with the Famous Dead Theorists below celebrate people throughout history who have advocated living life without deference to a higher power.
Critical Thinker This is an extension of the Center for Rational Thought's official newsletter which is dedicated to living free of myth and superstition.
   
Famous Dead Non-theists This site, along with the Celebrity Atheist List above celebrate people throughout history who have advocated living life without deference to a higher power.
Free thought, Atheism, and Evolution Links "The aim of the Page of Honest Intellectual Inquiry is to promote and nurture the good life--life guided by reason and science, freed from the dogmas of god and state, inspired in part by compassion for fellow humans and other forms of life, and driven by the ideals of human freedom, happiness, and understanding."
   
Hawking, Stephan Hawking's personal home page and information on his books.
   
Locke, John: An Essay 
Concerning Human Understanding
"THIS Treatise, which is grown up under your lordship's eye, and has ventured into the world by your order, does now, by a natural kind of right, come to your lordship for that protection which you several years since promised it. It is not that I think any name, how great soever, set at the beginning of a book, will be able to cover the faults that are to be found in it."
   
Secular Web This site from The Internet Infidels contains information and writings about Secular Humanism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Skepticism; religious parodies, satire and resources of secular interest.
Skeptic Magazine This is published by the Skeptics Society Web listed below and gives an extensive list of skeptical resources.
Skeptic's Society Web It investigates the claims by scientists, pseudoscientists, and pseudohistorians on a wide variety of theories and conjectures including: evolution and creationism; cults and religion; Holocaust revisionism and extreme Afrocentrism; conspiracy theories; near-death and out-of-body experiences; cryonics, life after death and the quest for immortality; witchcraft and witch crazes; mass hysterias and urban myths; the relationship of science and science fiction.
soc.atheism A forum for discussion of the social aspects, ramifications, and benefits of being an atheist. If you are interested in these kind of questions: What leads one to atheism, what famous people are atheists, how has atheism manifested historically, how to deal with religious relatives, what should children be taught about religion, what atheist groups can one join, the political aspects of being an atheist.
   
talk.atheism A forum specifically dedicated to debates on atheism vs. religion discussions, conversion attempts, and general discussions about correctness or justification of atheism.

  Bahá'í

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Bahá'í Faith WWW Page An introduction to the Baha'i faith including the promise of world peace, vision of race unity, and archives on the Baha'i faith.
Bahá'í World Faith An informative site for learning the basics of the Bahá'í Faith.
Bahá'u'lláh and the New Millennium A profile of the Bahá'í Faith and its worldwide community.  This is a statement from their home page, "In just over 100 years, the Bahá'í Faith has grown from an obscure movement in the Middle East to the second most widespread of the independent world religions. Embracing people from more than 2,100 ethnic, racial and tribal groups, it is quite likely the most diverse organized body of people on the planet. Its unity challenges prevailing theories about human nature and the prospects for our common future."

Buddhism

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BuddhaNet This site offers its services to all Buddhist traditions. It aims to facilitate a significant Buddhist presence in the realm of the Internet by making the Buddha's teachings freely available to all. You'll get answers to frequently asked questions on Buddhist art, history, and spiritual leaders, you may practice meditation, and visit a virtual art gallery contains images of the wheel of life, hand gestures, and symbolism of the Stupa-Chorten.
Buddhism - The Electronic Bodhidharma The site of the International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism (IRIZ) in Kyoto, Japan. One of the largest collections of Buddhist primary text materials on the Internet. Includes Zen Art, Zen Masters, and Zen bibliographies.
Buddhist World An encyclopedic tour of 'The Buddhist World'. Sections on the Holy sites and pilgrimage; the spread of Buddhism; Buddhism in schools and profiles of Buddhist countries and cultures.
   
Journal of Buddhist Ethics The first academic journal dedicated entirely to Buddhist ethics.
   
Shin Buddhism Network Information on Shin Buddhist Tradition and Pure Land Buddhism as practiced and interpreted by Shin communities in the West and Japan. Shin Buddhism was initiated  in Japan by Shinran (1173-1263), whose teachings were based in the Pure Land tradition.
   
Tibetan Buddhism An explanation of the spiritual aspects of Tibetan Buddhism including Tantra and Dzogchen and a consideration of its relation with other branches of Buddhism such as Zen and Vipassana.
   
Zen Buddhist Texts The Southwest Zen Academy provides primary Zen texts, information on the Houston Zen community, and links to other buddhist sites.

Christian Resources

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Anglicans Online The world's largest online resource for the Anglican faith. 
Augustinian Order "The Order of St. Augustine, commonly known as the Augustinians, is one of the four great mendicant religious orders of the Middle Ages. St. Augustine of Hippo, one of the greatest theologians in the history of Christianity, made a distinct mark on religious life by writing the Rule of St. Augustine, a brief outline of principles governing life in a religious community."
   
Biblical English, Hebrew-Aramaic, Greek and Latin versions of the Bible are offered at this site in a fully searchable format.
Bible GateWay  You can search the Bible at this site.
Biblical Indecency for the Theologically Correct A guide to many of the biblical verses that could be considered indecent.
   
Catholic Resources on the Net "At long last, there is an authorized on-line edition of The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Check it out; it's an excellent resource for understanding what Catholics believe and teach, and I've used it for answering a lot of the
questions people asked me while I was maintaining this site."
Christian Bookmarks These are some Christian links, prophecy links, and creation links assembled in a single location.
Christian Friendly Jump Sites Here you'll find a comprehensive listing of Christian resources,  educational materials, and Christian Broadcasting on the Internet.
Christianity.Net This site has over 5,400 resources in a searchable database.
Christus Rex et Redex "Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again!"
Church of Christ, Scientist This is the official homepage.
CICI Home Page Catholic Information Center homepage.
Cool Links From Around the World This site also offers a very large number of links as they say, "from around the world". The webmasters admits that they might not agree with all of the information available and that you should use your own good sense.
Cross Search This is an online Christian resource directory presented by the Gospel Communications Network (GCN) with links to over 7000 sites in a large variety of categories such as: apologetics, children's resources, church & denominational resources, education, history, ministry resources, online forums, pastoral resources, prophecy, and theology.
   
Guide to Early Church Documents The Institute for Christian Leadership (ICLnet) offers new testament information, writings of the followers of Christ, texts, creeds and canons.
   
Mission Parish of St. Camillus A young community of catholic Christians offering links to old and new Catholic church resources.
Mormon History Resource Page This site offers a good history of the Mormon movement.
   
New Life Christian Center This is a group of links to a variety of churches.
   
Orthodox Net  This is an offering of Orthodox Christian resources on the Internet from the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Dallas, Texas.
Our Lady of Fatima These stories are about the appearance of the Virgin Mary.
   
Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas Aquinas, known for his development of a systematic theology based on reason and faith, offers his classical exposition of the theology of the Roman Catholic Church.
   
Vatican Web Site The is the homepage of the Vatican.
   
Woodstock Theological Center "The Woodstock Theological Center is an independent nonprofit institute at Georgetown University that engages in theological and ethical reflection on topics of social, economic, business, scientific, cultural, religious, and political importance. The Center does research, conducts conferences and seminars, and publishes books and articles. Drawing on the Roman Catholic tradition, the Woodstock Center is ecumenically open, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative with, among others, the business community, government, religious groups, universities, other research centers, and the media. The Woodstock Center aims to be attentive to Scripture's concern for the poor and the powerless."

Confucianism

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Analects Confucian Analects (500 BC). The Master "Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseverance and application?"
   
Su Tzu's Chinese Philosophy "This page has been designed for the purpose of organizing the resources on Chinese philosophy that can be found in the 'cyberspace'. It is my goal in setting up this page to attract more people, who are interested in searching for the answers of their life, not to limit themselves within the scope of traditional Western philosophies, but to open themselves to some alternatives offered by several schools of Chinese philosophy. But, since there're countless on-line materials on the Internet that're about Chinese philosophy, and some of which I am not aware of, I would greatly appreciate it if any of you can point them out to me."

  Hinduism

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Bhagvat Gita Each chapter is a PostScript document and can be viewed using your favorite PS viewer.
   
Hindu Universe (India) A central information source for practicing Hindus. Many important scriptures, annotated with comments from many gurus; information about other spiritual paths (including Buddhism) and more.
Hinduism A brief treatise on Hinduism.
Hinduism Today The Web version of the magazine, with 2 years of back issues. Sponsored by the school of learning led by contemporary teacher Stguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami.
   
Indian Hinduistic Guru Movements Some new cults in mission coming from India and bringing their belief into western countries: Ananda Marga, Bhagwan, Sri Chinmoy, Hare Krishna (Iskcon), Transcendental Meditation. (German).
   
Tantrik Texts and Links to Related Sites The Magic of Kali, The Yoni Tantra, The Ganapatu Upanishad, and The Kaula Upanishad. And many links to other Hindu sites. 
   
Vedic Culture Essays about comparative religion and Hindu-related topics.

  Islam

The most recent of the world's major religions was founded in 622 C.E. in Medina in the Arabian Peninsula by the prophet Mohammed. It has over one billion adherents worldwide. The majority of Muslims live in Africa and Asia, but there are significant numbers in Europe and North America. There are two major sects in Islam: Sunni (83% of Muslims) and Shia (16% of Muslims). The sacred texts of Islam are the Qur'an (regarded as the true word of Allah --God-- as revealed to the prophet Mohammed) and the Hadith (sayings and actions of the prophet Mohammed).

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About the Quran History and authenticity of the Quran, interpretations and translation, The Quoran and modern science, and much more.
   
Holy Qurán Presented by the Muslim Students Association of Oregon State University. You can search the entire Qurán. Enter the words that you would like to search for in the Holy Qurán; up to six words. If you enter more than one word the Search Machine will return the verses of the Qurán that contain all the given words.
   
Islam: Books On-line This site links you to a very large collection of writings about Islam.
Islam's Home Page Islam's homepage offers a lot of interesting information.
Islam Page An extensive collection of Islamic resources and pointers. From serious academic information to the digital jihad with a searchable Koran.
Islamic Texts and Resources Metapage Information service from the University at Buffalo.
   
Koran Search gateway to U. Michigan Humanities Text Initiative text. You can search or browse the Koran.
   
Sahih Bukhari Hadith Database A collection of sayings and deeds of prophet Mohammed (also known as the Sunnah). Bukhari's collection is recognized by the majority of the Muslim world to be one of the most authentic collections of the Sunnah of the Prophet, but it is not the only collection of authentic reports.
   
Understanding Islam and the Muslims Islam presented as a religion of peace and order. Information on local Islam communities and a list of Islam resources. 

  Jainism

Jainism is both a philosophy and a religion. Along with Hinduism and Buddhism, Jainism is one of the three major religions that developed within the Indian civilization. The name Jainism derives from the term Jina ('conqueror' or 'victor') -- applied to the 24 great religious figures on whose examples the religion is centred; its followers are known as Jainas or Jains. There are two principal sects: Svetambaras and Digambaras. Both Jainism and Buddhism arose about the 6th century B.C. E. in protest against the orthodox Vedic (early Hindu) ritualistic cult of the period.

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Jain History: An Outline A table outlining Jain history in relation to world events. With links to biographical information about many of the people who have played an influential role. A good starting point.
Jain-List Home Page The archive of the jain-list mailinglist.
Jain Studies A guide for Jain studies.
Jain WWW Page Information on what Jainism is and links to Jain resources.
Jainism: Principles, Sources, Images, History This is yet another collection of links giving the history and practices of Jainism.

  Judaism

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Dead Sea Scrolls  Visit the beautiful exibition of the Library of Congress and discover the secrets the scrolls reveal yourself. You'll get information on the historical context of the scrolls and the Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates the story of their discovery 2,000 years later. In addition, you get links to other sources on the dead sea scrolls.
   
Introduction to Judaism  This is a course offered at the University of California, Davis.
   
Jewish Resources The are Jewish resources for those living in Atlanta.
Judaism: Books On-line  
Judaism and Jewish Resources A large collection of resources presented by Andrew Tannenbaum and Clam Associates.
   
Project Genesis: The Jewish Learning Network This is one of the largest and most awarded Jewish sites on the web.
   
Responses to the Holocaust: A Hypermedia Sourcebook for the Humanities An introduction to the various discourses, disciplines, media and institutions that have produced significant critical and theoretical positions and discussions concerning the Nazi Genocide of the Jews of Europe, 1933-45. Editor: Robert S. Leventhal.
   
TORAH.NET A history of the TORAH can be found at this site.
Torat-Chayim (TOR-CH) In the spirit of Conservative Judaism.
   
World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUJP) It provides diverse services: linking progressive Jews worldwide; strengthens congregations in South America, Australia and New Zealand, Latin America and Western Europe; supports the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism; strengthens synagogues & schools in over 35 countries; recruits & trains rabbis and cantors for international service; establishes exchange programs and leadership missions throughout the globe.

Mithras

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Christianity or Mithraism "It is surprising that Christianity was to become the international religion, when one considers that the already well-established religion of Mithraism was a natural challenger for that title. Up until the time of the Emperor Constantine, it was the latter religion which was more popular within the framework of the Roman Empire, and Christianity was regarded as being only one sect amongst numerous other sects. It was only when Constantine decreed that Christianity was to be the state religion, that Mithraism, together with a host of other religions and sects, was put into the melting pot, and ideas of that religion, most suited for the Christian purpose, were absorbed into the new state-approved religion."
Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras "The ancient Roman religion known as the Mithraic mysteries has captivated the imaginations of scholars for generations. There are two reasons for this fascination. First, like the other ancient "mystery religions," such as the Eleusinian mysteries and the mysteries of Isis, Mithraism maintained strict secrecy about its teachings and practices, revealing them only to initiates. As a result, reconstructing the beliefs of the Mithraic devotees has posed an enormously intriguing challenge to scholarly ingenuity."
   
Exploring Ancient World Cultures (Mithrism) "Mithras is the Roman name for the Indo-Iranian god Mitra, or Mithra, as he was called by the Persians. Mitra is part of the Hindu pantheon, and Mithra is one of several yazatas (minor deities) under Ahura-Mazda in the Zoroastrian pantheon. Mithra is the god of the airy light between heaven and earth, but he is also associated with the light of the sun, and with contracts and mediation. Neither in Hinduism nor in Zoroastrianism did Mitra/Mithra have his own cult."
   
Later Rain Page "Mithraism is the worship of Mithra. The original source of the cult is unknown but argued to be of Persian, Indian or Chinese descent. It has been called an offshoot of Zoroastrianism but that is also contested and not much literary evidence of the cult has survived. According to Persian legends, Mithra was born of a rock and a virgin mother called the "Mother of God" and was first attended by shepherds. Mithra was called "the Light of the World." They believed in a heaven and hell and the dualism of good and evil, a final day of judgment, the end of the world as we know it and a general resurrection. Long before Jesus, Dec. 25th was celebrated as the date of Mithra's birth. Mithra was also associated with the sun, and his followers marked Sunday as his day of worship, they called it the Lord's Day. A few of the extra-biblical traditions seem to have found its way to Christianity through Roman Mithraism."
Legacy of the Roman Empire's
Final Pagan State Religion
"The widespread popularity and appeal of Mithraism as the final and most refined form of pre-Christian paganism was discussed by the Greek historian Herodotus, the Greek biographer Plutarch, the neoplatonic philosopher Porphyry, the Gnostic heretic Origen, and St. Jerome the church Father. Mithraism was quite often noted by many historians for its many astonishing similarities to Christianity."
   
Mithriac Traditions This is a group of links about the worship of Mithras.
Mithraism "The name Mithras was the Persian word for 'contract'. Mithras was also known throughout Europe and Asia by the names Mithra, Mitra, Meitros, Mihr, Mehr, and Meher. The veneration of this God began about 4000 years ago in Persia, where it was soon imbedded with Babylonian doctrines. The faith spread east through India to China, and reached west throughout the entire length of the Roman frontier-- from Scotland to the Sahara Desert, from Spain to the Black Sea. Sites of Mithraic worship have been found in Britain, Italy, Romania, Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, Persia, Armenia, Syria, Israel, and North Africa."
Mithraism and Christianity "Most of the research into Mithraism, a religion with many parallels to Christianity, comes from two writers, Cumont and Ulansey with a variety of other writers input.  Some Similarities Between Mithraism and Christianity  are: Virgin birth, Twelve followers, Killing and resurrection, Miracles, Birthdate on December 25, Morality, Mankind's savior, Known as the Light of the world. Have you ever wondered why December 25th was chosen to celebrate the birth of Christ?   If the accounts in the Bible are correct, the time of Jesus birth would have been closer to mid-summer, for this is when shepherds would have been "tending their flocks in the field" and the new lambs were born. Strange enough there is an ancient pagan religion, Mithraism, which dates back over 2,800 years that also celebrated the birth of their "savior" on that date.   Many elements in the story of Jesus' life and birth are either coincidental or borrowings from earlier and contemporary pagan religions. The most obviously similar of these is Mithraism."
Mithras and Mithraism "Roman Mithras was perhaps the greatest rival to early Christianity for many reasons. As well as being a popular pagan religion practiced by the Roman Army, Mithraism had many similarities to Christianity. Mithras was born of a virgin, remained celibate, his worship involving baptism, the partaking of bread marked with a cross and wine as sacrificial blood, held Sundays sacred and Mithras was born on 25th of December. Mithraist called themselves 'brother' and were led by a priest called 'father' (Pater). The symbol of the father were a staff, a hooked sword, a ring and hat."

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"Mithraism is an ancient Pagan Mystery Religion, which is best known from it's existence in the Roman Empire. Mithras is associated with the Sun, one of his titles ancient titles was "The Light of the World". A temple for the worship of Mithras was known as a "Mithraeum". A few hundred of these temples have been discovered throughout Europe, in Britain, and even in the Near East and Africa. At it's height Mithraism was one of the major world faiths; a religion aspired to by Emperors and widely practiced in the Roman Legions for centuries."
   
Saul of Tarsus and Christ's Blood "The roots of Mithraism go back to a Persian religion (Zoroastrianism) and one of its Magi, named Zarathustra, whose name for "God" was Ahura-Mazda. Around 390 B.C.E., This religion made its way west into Greece, and placed "Mithras" in the role of a deity equal to the sun god. Its priests were "Magi;" the same Magi who visited Betl'chem when Jesus was born. Zarathustra had predicted a Messiah, and Jesus' birth was thought perhaps to be his arrival. In the Persian "Avesta" (their religious writings), this Messiah will appear at the end of time to bring the triumph of good over evil. They call him the "Saushyant," and according to the Bundahishn (XXX,25), he will slay a magnificent bull, and make a potion of immortality for mankind from its fat, mixed with Hamoa juice."
   
TEMPLE OF MITHRAS "The Roman army first encountered the cult of Mithras in Persia (modern Iran) during the reign of the emperor Nero although its origins in India have been traced back to 1400 BC. One of the many mystery cults that the Romans introduced from the east, Mithraism first appealed to slaves and freedmen but with Mithras's title Invictus, the cult's emphasis on truth, honour and courage, and its demand for discipline soon led to Mithras becoming a god of soldiers and traders."

New Age Spirituality

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Celebrating the Spirit find out when and where spiritual conferences will be held
Celestine Prophecy, The Dedicated to the discussion and actualization of ideas put forth in James Redfield's book "The Celestine Prophecy".
Celestine Prophecy, Why I Hate the You could also visit the  by Kenneth Moyle ("This is not a book to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force")
   
   
New Age Page Information and links covering astrology to zen, meditation to drumming, and earth religions to Ayur-veda. And they provide you a 'miracle of the day'.
   
SisterSpirit This site is about Women Sharing Spirituality.
The Skeptics Dictionary on The Celestine Prophecy "This New Age subjectivism and relativism encourage people to believe that reality is whatever you want it to be. The line between fact and fiction gets blurry and obscured. Of course, fiction has its place in a satisfying life, but so should fact."
Spirituality and Consciousness This is another collection of links for you to browse.
Spirituality, Religion, Health, Healing "A sanctuary and resource for all seekers of the eternal truths and wisdom. Here you will find not only the works of Brother David, but also a searchable directory for spirituality, metaphysics, mysticism, religion,
new age beliefs and healing throughout the web."

Other Religious References

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A Guide to the Best Religious Studies Recources on the Internet This is an extensive list of annotated resources on Western, Eastern, and Alternative Religions from Yahoo.
APS Research Guide This is an excellent guide to resources for Theological and Religious Studies. 
   
Bibliography in Method and Theory in the Study of Religion A project of the Graduate Centre for the Study of Religion, housed at the University of Toronto (Canada). 
Books On-line: Religion General, Miscellaneous, and Atheism. 
   
Comparative Religion A very comprehensive directory of Internet resources for the academic study of religion.
Confusing Religious This is a glossary of religious terms and their meaning.
Creation Science These resources are related to the study of origins from a creationist perspective.
Cults Alphabetical list of cults, with annotations from The Manchester Guardian's catalog of esoteric religious groups. 
   
Declarations of Religious Freedom  A comprehensine list of resources on religions originated from East- and South-East Asia (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Sikhism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism) and from the Orient (Christianity, Islam, Bahá'í Faith). Contains also resources on Pantheism, Relicts of Ancient Religions, and New Pagans, Wicca, Magic.
   
Evolution vs. Creationism Information about the evolution, creationism debate, be informed.
   
Fade to Black This site asks the question, "Which religion is best?" in the form of a parody.
Fellowship of Christian Magicians This site tries mixing magic and Christianity.
Finding God in Cyberspace: A Guide to Religious Studies Resources on the Internet A selective guide for scholars of religion. Contains a selective list of religious information sources on the Internet, categorized by mode of accesss and type of document; an introduction to electronic conferences for religion scholars; and a list of electronic journals for Religious Studies.
   
Gnosis Archieve "The recent PBS television special "Genesis: A Living Conversation", hosted by Bill Moyers, directed wide attention to the many interpretations of the Book of Genesis. One of the vital readings of Genesis -- the Gnostic reading -- was, however, completely ignored. Explore this balancing perspective in The Genesis Factor, an essay by Dr. Stephan Hoeller."
   
Hare Krishna At this site, you can find out what all the singing and dancing is about.
   
InfoSurf Religion A very short list of some basic resources.
Internet Resources for Religious Studies This is an excellent but selective list of resources that was compiled by Doug Stewart (Social Sciences and Humanities Library of the University of California at San Diego, USA). 
   
Mastering Enlightenment A guide to the philosophy of the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Zen.
Mike Croghan's Religion Page A 'table of faiths' with information on different kinds of faiths, their founders/saints, scriptures and sects. 
Mysticism in World Religions The mystical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism are discussed at this site and its many links.
   
Pantheism God=universe. Another collection of resources.
   
Rastafarianism A brief look at the ideals of the Rastafarian religion: it's origins in Africa, it's embracement by the poorer black population in Jamaica. It's not just a religion, but a way of life. Rastafarians speak out against poverty, oppression, inequality, etc. Rastas make use of the Bible, but only when it fit to their need. Many parts of the Bible they disagree with as being written and changed by the white Babylon. 
Religion On-line Information system on sects, cults and religious communities worldwide. It provides resources, a handbook, a library, actual topics and an advisory board about sects, plus, a searchable database. 
Religion Collections Page A brief selection of links provided by Blake Landor, a humanities specialist at the University of Florida Libraries.
Religion and Philosophy Resources on the Internet A selected listing of local and world-wide Internet sources for religion and philosophy. General religion resources, Asian religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
Religion Religions Religious Studies Information and links for study and interpretation of religions.
Religion Webliography A short but representative selection of online resources that adds some additional links for you.
Religious and Sacred Texts This site includes texts from a large variety of religious writings including Apocryphal, Islamic, Hindu, Confucian, Mormon, Taoist, Bahai, Sikh Texts, Gnostic, Zen, Zoroastrian texts, Divrei Torah, The Urantia Book, Ethiopian, Medieval, Texts by Early Christian Fathers, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, and a World Scripture compilation.
Religious Studies This is an alphabetical list of 79 resources on religious studies.
Religious Studies Programs Worldwide This is a collection of Religious Studies departments with a  concentration on the USA.
Religious Tolerances This great site comes from the Ontario Centre for Religious Tolerance (OCRT). Their goal: "promote the understanding and tolerances of minority religions; expose religious hatred and misinformation; supply information on controversial religious topics to help you reach your own understanding."
   
Scientific Creation  Creationism arguments from a scientific standpoint.
$cientology The cult of greed and power - A long list of material concerning the Scientology company.
Scientology  This is the official Scientology home site (called 'Applied Religious Philosophy'). 
   
THEOLDI - Theology Literature Database Documentation of Theological and Interdisciplinary Literature. Contains (among others) the René Girard documentation. From the School of Theology at University of Innsbruck. 
Theosophy Corner An outline of universal principles, the operations of which can be recognized by 'everybody with an open mind'. Recognition of these principles is possible through 'gradual development of the faculty of understanding'. These principles can be found in the literature of many religions, especially the mystical sections, e.g. Sufism, Gnosis, ancient Kabbalah, certain parts of Buddhism, Hinduism, etc, as well in old myths.
Theosophical Society "The Society was founded in 1875 in an effort to promote the expressed awareness of the 'Oneness of Life'. The word is derived from the Greek theos (god, divinity) and sophia (wisdom)."
   
Virtual Religion Index An extensive, well-organized, and annotated directory of resources. With special attention for the sociology and anthropology of religion.
Voice of the Shuttle: Religious Studies Page This site offers a large collection of links to different religious studies courses throughout the US.
   
World of Osho - No Thought for the Day The goal of this site is to get you to learn to enjoy life.
   
Yang Style Tai Chi: Homepage martial arts form centered on mind body relationship

Paganism and Wicca

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Druism FAG Brendan Maers tries to give answers on questions about druism. Everything you always wanted to know about the Druids and Celtic nations, can women be Druids, the Druids holy days, and even the position of Druids in present day society.
   
Green Pages Intended to be a clearing house for general pagan information.
   
Isis Unveiled You can search their database for occult knowledge on the Web by category.
   
Magic Bibliographies & Resources An extensive list of publications on magic (some on-line), with a special focus on ancient Greece & the Near East.
   
Neopaganism An attempt to understand the emergence of Neopagan religions by examining what attracts many of their new members.
   
Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity A guided tour of an exhibit of Greco-Roman magical artifacts including recipe books, amulets, Babylonian demon bowls & cursing/binding tablets.
   
Witch Hunt "The following are all documented incidents in the killings of "witches." ONLY incidents relating to witchcraft accusations have been included. Bear in mind that this is assuredly not all of them. Some were guilty. Most were probably innocent and Christian. A few were "satanists," most were not. Some were just senile. Or too ugly. Or too pretty. Or just in the wrong place at the wrong time. At least one was subsequently made a Saint."
Witches' League "The WLPA Mission Statement: The Witches' League for Public Awareness is a proactive educational network dedicated to correcting misinformation about Witches and Witchcraft. The work of the League springs from a shared vision of a world free from all religious persecution.
The League was founded in Salem, Massachusetts, in May, 1986, by Rev. Laurie Cabot H.Ps."
Witches' Web "The Witches' Web is a Pagan news, education and networking website. The most popular feature on the web site is The Witches' Web of Days - an online Book of Days - 365 Days of Birthdays, celebrations, observances, and other information of interest to Witches and Pagans.
Inside The Witches' Web, you'll also discover our hugely popular message and chat board, "The Witches' Web Forum." Exchange ideas and/or chat with other Witches and Pagans from around the world. Special guests are featured in the chat section."

Shamanic Studies  

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Alchemical Garden at Edge of Time This is another good place with a lot of information.
AXIOM "AXIOM brings profound learning into a wider field of human awareness: the knowledge and the experience of the unity of all life. Charting its course within the prevailing societal context, and doing this without dogma or doctrine, the Axiom intent is manifested through organized energy designed for the presentation of speaking and teaching tours, special gatherings, and multi-media."
   
Doorways into Consciousness "Many cultures around the globe embrace sound in their exoteric and esoteric traditions. This essay reviews the role sound plays in the religions, creation myths, and sacred technologies of various peoples. This review connects creativity with healing which is considered an act of regeneration thus creating health in the body. Several varieties of healing through sound are discussed including music, toning, chant, instruments, and prayer. The essay proposes that techniques of healing through sound currently rely on the intuitive ability of individual practitioners. Acknowledging the need for effective healing modalities, it calls for research that can qualify the elemental effects of existing sounds, tones and prayers. Such categorization may help construct an applied holistic healing technology."
   
Foundation for Shamanic Study "The Foundation for Shamanic Studies was incorporated in 1985 as a non-profit educational and research organization dedicated to the preservation, study, and teaching of shamanic knowledge. Led by its founder, Dr. Michael Harner, with a Board of Trustees, it is one of the foremost institutions in the world engaged in the revival and teaching of practical shamanism and in its application to health and other problems of contemporary life. Its field staff works with tribal shamans from the Amazon to Siberia, and its international faculty members teach in over twenty countries."
   
Terence McKenna This is Terence McKenna's homepage. He has some interesting but far out ideas.

Sikhism

The religion of an Indian group founded in the Punjab around the late 15th century C.E. by Guru Nanak. It was a development of the Hindu Vaisnava Bhakti movement (a devotional movement among followers of the god Vishnu) that began in Tami l country and was introduced to the north by Ramanuja. The word Sikh is derived from the Pali 'sikkha' or Sanskrit 'sisya' (disciple). Sikhs are disciples of their ten Gurus (religious teachers), beginning with Nanak (b. 1469) and ending with Go bind Singh (d. 1708.)
 

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Abuses of the Human Rights of Sikhs in India Documentation of the abuse of the human rights of the Sikhs: backgrounds, exploration of reasons, documentation of cases, roll of victims of the atrocities, and references.
   
Introduction to Sikhism Basic information about God and his universe, the principles, the Sikh history, sacred literature, worship & ceremonies, Sikhism & modern problems.
   
Sikhism Home Page General information on Sikhs and Sikhism. Links to information on their religious philosophy, the Sikh gurus, selected translations, essays on Sikhism, and much more.

 Taoism

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I Ching An ancient Chinese system of divination. An oracle is cast by flipping coins or more traditionally, by manipulating yarrow stalks. 
Introduction to Taoism This is another large collection of links.
   
S Mitchell's Tao Teh Ching This comes from the Exploring Ancient World Cultures Anthology at Evansville. 
   
Taoism and Related Information "Taoism is not a religion, nor a philosophy. It's a Way of live, it is a River. Traditionally, Taoism has been attributed to three sources, the oldest being the legendary 'Yellow Emperor', but the most famous is Lao Tse's Tao Teh Ching. According to tradition, Lao Tse was an older contemporary of Kung Fu Tse (Confucius). The third source is Chuang Tse's (untitled) work. But the original source of Taoism is said to be the ancient I Ching, The Book Of Changes."
Taoism Information Page Scholarly and philosophical information on Taoism
Temple of the Immortal Spirit The Western TAOIST homepage.
Translations of Tao Teh Ching As they note, this is a collection of translations.

Zoroastrianism

This ancient Iranian religion of fire, light, and wisdom still lives today. It is the first monotheistic religion, founded by the prophet  Zarathustra. Zoaroastrianism is probably the second oldest world religion, next only to Hinduism. It has had a profound influence on Judaism, Christianity, and Western culture.
 

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Stanford University Zoroastrian Group A list of annotated resources on Zoroastrianism and Zoroastrians.
   
Traditional Zoroastrianism The tenets of the Mazdayasni Zarathushtri religion, as accepted and preached by all the Dasturjees and religious teachers and common Zarathushtris in India. "May our faith increase day by day, in these glorious tenets, that our ancestors have believed in for thousands of years".
   
Zoroastrianism Page A series of articles on Zoroastrianism collected by Vispi Bulsara.