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This is one of the main sections of the web site. You may have arrived here via the ReligiousTolerance home page, or directly from or

We consider this as one of the most important sections of our web site. That is why so many internal hyperlinks lead to this menu.

We were surprised to find that the very simple domain names -- and -- were still available for registering in 2012-JUN, over 17 years after this website -- first went online. I suspect that the concept of change is not very often associated with religion. And so, it had never occurred to anyone to register these domain names until we did.

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Almost all religious web sites discuss only the religious and spiritual beliefs of the webmaster or the site's sponsors.

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It is one of the very few locations on the Internet that attempt to explain all viewpoints, traditions, denominations, etc. within the full diversity of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and other religions.

This means that you should see your beliefs reflected in parts of this web site. But you will also come across teachings with which you strongly disagree. That is to be expected. It is unavoidable.

Our main catchment area is North America. Thus we concentrate on Christianity because there are about 5 Christians for each American and Canadian who are a member of the next largest religious group. That group is composed of the NOTAS ("None Of The Above"). That term refers to persons NOT AFFiliated with any organized religion. There are also about 30 Christians for each of the next smaller organized religions: Judaism and Islam.

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Copyright © 2006 to 2015 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally posted: 2006-MAY-29
Latest update: 2015-NOV-30
Author: B.A. Robinson

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