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bulletWe believe that: 
bulletReligions are very different
bulletReligions teach very different perceptions of God.
bulletAll religions cannot be absolutely true in their beliefs.
bulletWith few exceptions, most faith groups have a positive influence on their members.
bulletSome religions and their followers have committed terrible atrocities against women and minorities.
bulletHonest doubt helps prevent many religious injustices. Those who were most certain of their faith were the ones who stoned the prophets.
bulletAll, or almost all, theistic religions are "bottom-up" faiths. That is, their beliefs, practices and holy books are the creation of humans trying to comprehend the deity or deities that they have created.
bulletFew, if any, of the theistic religions are "top-down" faiths. That is, their beliefs, practices and holy books represent revelation from God to humanity.
bulletThis site describes both the positive and negative aspects of religions.
bulletIt is acceptable to criticize the actions of faith groups where those actions harm others.
bulletThis site describes dozens of faith groups, from Asatru to Christianity to Wicca to Zoroastrianism. We cover new religious movements, including dangerous cults. We describe non-theistic ethical belief systems, like Agnosticism, Atheism and Humanism.
bulletWe describe all sides of each controversial topic, from abortion, to physician assisted suicide, including capital punishment, evolution & creation science, and homosexuality.

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We define "religious tolerance" differently from some people:

bulletTo be tolerant does not require that we accept other beliefs as true.
bulletBy religious tolerance, we mean that everyone - Christians, Jews, Muslims, Wiccans, and others -- should be able to follow their own religious beliefs and practices freely.
bulletReligious diversity is increasing throughout North America. We need to develop a religiously tolerant culture, or the U.S. and Canada are headed for disaster.

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