Extraterrestrial Life

Extraterrestrial life, also called alien life, is a life that occurs outside of Earth and that probably did not originate from Earth. An unidentified flying object is an object observed in the sky that is not readily identified. Most UFOs are later identified as conventional objects or phenomena.

 

Religious skeptics consider them to be merely apparitions of angels or demons from the spirit world.

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Catholic Church And Ecumenism

Catholic Church And Ecumenism This article covers the relationship between Catholic Church and Ecumenism. The Catholic Church has engaged in the modern ecumenical movement, especially since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) and the issuing of the decree Unitatis redintegratio and the declaration Dignitatis humanae. It was at the Council that the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity was created. Those outside...

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The Angel Lailah

The Angel Lailah The angel Lailah or Laylah ( לַיְלָה) is an angel in some interpretations in the Talmud and in some later Jewish mythology. Etymology The name Lailah is the same as the Hebrew word for “night” laylah לילה. The identification of the word “night” as the name of an angel originates with the interpretation of “Rabbi Yochanan” (possibly Yochanan ben Zakkai c. 30...

Satanism

Satanism And Youth’s Quest For Identity

Satanism And Youth’s Quest For Identity Briefly defined as the worship of Satan as if he were God, Satanism is the name given to a reaction that basically started in the 1880s in such countries as France, England, Germany, and especially in the USA, against Christianity and religious understanding and...

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Pre-existence

Pre-existence Pre-existence, preexistence, beforelife, or premortal existence, is the belief that each individual human soul existed before mortal conception, and at some point before birth enters or is placed into the body.  can encompass either the belief that the soul came into existence at some time prior to conception or the belief that the soul...

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Are We Alone?

Are We Alone? Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life This article is an extensive review of Paul Davies’ book called “Are We Alone? Implications of the Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life“. It is a critical analysis of the material that describes, summarizes, and critiques the ideas presented Project Phoenix, launched...

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Archangel Uriel

Archangel Uriel Archangel Uriel or Auriel (אוּרִיאֵל ʾŪrīʾēl, “Flame of God” or “El/God is my flame”; Greek: Οὐριήλ Ouriìl; Coptic: Ouriyl; Italian: Uriele; Geʽez and Amharic: ዑራኤል ʿUraʾēl or ዑርኤል ʿUriʾēl) is the name of one of the archangels who is mentioned in the post-exilic rabbinic tradition and in certain Christian traditions. He is well known in the Russian Orthodox tradition (which considers him to be...

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Angels are …

Angels are … The word angel arrives from Latin angelus; Greek aggelos; the Hebrew mal’āk̠ ‘ĕlōhîm (“one going” or “one sent”; messenger). Angels are generally supernatural being found in various religions and mythologies. It is used in Hebrew to denote indifferently either a divine or human messenger. The Septuagint renders it by aggelos which also has both...

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Who Is An Angel?

Who Is An Angel? An angel (Greek: ἄγγελος, ángelos, meaning “messenger”) is a supernatural and ethereal being found in many religions, whose duty is to serve and assist God. Angels typically act as messengers but can perform other tasks such as keeping records of humans’ actions, acting as guardians, announcing God’s decrees,...

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What About The Angel Of Death?

What About The Angel Of Death? This article covers the angel of death. Since all angels were created from light, they can be present in any place and in any form simultaneously. They also can perform countless tasks at the same time. Therefore, Azrael can take millions of souls simultaneously...

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Satan And His Contemporary Followers

Satan And His Contemporary Followers This article covers Satan and his contemporary followers. Satan is a miserable and accursed one, who has fallen away from God’s Mercy, whose task is to go astray and to lead astray, who continues his existence around the axis of sedition, incitement, hypocrisy, and discord....

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Satan And The Whispering Of Satan

Satan And The Whispering Of Satan This article covers Satan and the Whispering of Satan (Involuntary Thoughts Occurring to Man). What Satan Is and Why He Was Created? Satan was, like the jinn with whom he mostly kept company, was also created from ‘fire’. Before he was put to the test...

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Who Is Satan?

Who Is Satan? Satan (meaning “accuser”) represents the arch enemy of God in the Abrahamic religions, who personifies evil and temptation, and is known as the deceiver that leads humanity astray. The term is often applied to an angel who fell out of favor with God, seducing humanity into the ways of sin, and who now rules over the...

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Devil Explained

Devil Explained This article explains Devil (Greek diabolos; Latin diabolus) in detail. The name commonly given to the fallen angels, who are also known as demons (see DEMONOLOGY). With the article (ho) it denotes Lucifer, their chief, as in Matthew 25:41, “the Devil and his angels“. It may be said of this name, as St. Gregory says of the word angel, “nomen est...

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Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost Synopsis of the dogma The doctrine of the Catholic Church concerning the Holy Ghost forms an integral part of her teaching on the mystery of the Holy Trinity, of which St. Augustine (On the Holy Trinity I.3.5), speaking with diffidence, says: “In no other subject is the danger of erring so great, or the progress so difficult, or the fruit...

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Soul Explained

Soul Explained The question of the reality of the soul (psyche, anima, ame, Seele) and its distinction from the body is among the most important problems of philosophy, for with it is bound up the doctrine of a future life. Various theories as to the nature of the soul have claimed to...

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What Is The Soul?

What Is The Soul? This article covers the answer to the question: “What Is The Soul?“ In many religious and philosophical systems, the word “soul” denotes the inner essence of a being comprising its locus of sapience (self-awareness) and metaphysical identity. Souls are usually described as immortal (surviving death in an afterlife) and incorporeal (without...

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Spirit Explained

Spirit Explained The English word spirit comes from the Latin “spiritus” (“breath”) and has several interrelated meanings: Metaphysically, a spirit is an incorporeal energy force that is present in all living things but distinct from the soul. (The distinction between soul and spirit became current in Judeo-Christian terminology.) A spirit may also be...

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What is Extraterrestrial Life?

What Is An Extraterrestrial life? This article covers the answer to the question: “What Is An Extraterrestrial life?“ Extraterrestrial life, sometimes colloquially referred to as alien life, is a life that may occur outside Earth and which did not originate on Earth. No extraterrestrial life has yet been conclusively detected, although efforts are underway....

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Jiva

Jiva In Hinduism, the jiva (जीव, jīva) is a living being or any entity imbued with a life force. The word itself originates from the Sanskrit verb-root jīv, which translates as ‘to breathe or to live’. The jiva, as a metaphysical entity, has been described in various scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and the Vachanamrut (the teachings of Swaminarayan). Each...

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Mediumship

Mediumship Mediumship is the practice of purportedly mediating communication between spirits of the dead and living human beings. Practitioners are known as “mediums” or “spirit mediums”. There are different types of mediumship or spirit channeling, including seánce tables, trance, and ouija. Mediumship gained popularity during the nineteenth century when ouija boards were used by the upper...