The Four Irreligions
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Jul 25, 2017 - 3:21pm
The Four Irreligions

I’ve been involved with Writer Beat off and on for several years. Religion is a common topic and I find it interesting that cynics of religion tend to paint all religions with the same brush.   About 20 years ago, I came across a profound article about the Four Irreligions. I wish I could direct you to the original source, but it seems not to be easily found. The four irreligions can be better said as “the state when a religion strays too far away from its original message.” The author surmised that when a religion deviates from its true path, it goes in one of these four directions.   IRRELIGION OF SUPERIORITY Followers of the irreligion of superiority believe they are holding on to the true faith. They feel that followers of other religions—or even similar sects of the same irreligion—are heathens…

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Jul 24, 2017 - 4:51pm
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Jul 24, 2017 - 11:27pm
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Jul 23, 2017 - 2:08pm
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Jul 26, 2017 - 3:21pm
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Jul 26, 2017 - 3:57pm
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Jul 25, 2017 - 5:08am
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Jul 22, 2017 - 12:56pm
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Jul 23, 2017 - 11:47am
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Jul 25, 2017 - 5:03am
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Jul 21, 2017 - 1:10pm
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Jul 20, 2017 - 3:46pm
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