The Ancient Religion of the Babylonians

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There were two empires of Babylonia – the Old Empire (c. 2200–1750 BC) and the Neo-Babylonian Empire (625–539 BC). Both the Babylonian and Assyrian religions, which bore a lose resemblance to one another, originally derived from that of Sumeria. However, differences between them evolved over time. The Babylonian religion stressed goodness, truth, law and order, justice and freedom, wisdom and learning, courage and loyalty. The chief Babylonian god was Marduk, ‘king over the universe entire’.

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How the World Views Religion

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Although many indigenous religions exist in isolated area, there has been a global dissemination of other beliefs, in particular the spread of Eastern religion, satires Buddhism, to the West in recent years. Many countries are also seeing a further integration between Church and State as religion and politics become interwoven.

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The Nature of Religion

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Religion, for billions of people, is a vital way of making sense of their life, and of giving purpose and meaning to existence. Through ethical and metaphysical theology, and through ceremony and liturgy, religion imbues people with a powerful sense of meaning.

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