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The Norse did not use symbols. They were primarily oral people that did not use writing. Writing was often seen in Norse culture as something for "wizards" or other evil beings. The vast majority of Norsemen during the viking period were completely illiterate. For a modern-day, literate person, the logical symbol for Loki would be mistletoe, a sprig of ...


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Hi Islam is not banned in Greece. Muslim Greeks are however discriminated against. Evidence of Islamic rule is very evident in Northern Greece. There are dozens of operating mosques on use in Thrace. These citizens are unfortunately exploited by the secular Kemalist State of modern Turkey. The majority of Greek Muslims were expelled to Turkey after the ...


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Technically, the Ecclesiastical Courts Act of 1813 (53. Geo. 3. c. 127) provided that: And be it further enacted, that no person who shall be so pronounced or declared excommunicate, shall incur any civil penalty or incapacity whatever, in consequence of such excommunication, save such imprisonment, not exceeding six months, as the court pronouncing or ...


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The answer is a qualified "Puritans were not prudes." That isn’t to say they had anything resembling a “progressive” approach to sexuality. They encouraged teens to have topless sleepovers, but they considered masturbation a capital crime. Puritans were frank about sexuality to the point that Victorians censored their writings: Sex among the Puritans ...


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Buddhism was dominant in some parts of the Hindustan not as in entire Hindustan. Actually, It was dominant in Magadha Kingdom (today's Bihar State). Usually, Emperors were the followers of Buddhism but never forced others to follow Buddhism. For example, Ashoka the Great, Harshavardhana the Great etc. During the reign of Ashoka the Great, Buddhism traveled ...


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It's the same reason why Europe was more religiously tolerant in Roman times (except to Christians). Namely, a lack of religious exclusiveness in their native beliefs. When Buddhism was transmitted to Japan, for example, the local population have no trouble reconciling Buddhist doctrines with their native Shintoism. The Shinto kami were integrated into ...


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The reason is that there was no "state religion" in most East Asian countries. To this day, the relevant part of the Chinese Constitution states: "No state organ, public organization or individual may compel citizens to believe in, or not to believe in, any religion; nor may they discriminate against citizens because they do, or do not believe in ...


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I doubt native faiths were discussed much. The Founding Fathers would have considered American Indian's First Amendment rights to be a non-issue because Indians were not recognized as citizens unless they were of at least half European ancestry. In fact, judges could cite native religion as the reason why Indians were denied the rights and protections of ...



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