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Exclusivism?

Says no to all other religions and their beliefs

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Pluralism

Says yes to everything about and all other religions

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Inclusivism

Says yes to some aspects of other religions but no to things that directly contradict their own religion

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Extremism

discriminates against all other religions

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Which attitude towards world religions does the Church teach all Christians to believe in and practice?

Inclusivism

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What are the seven dimensions of religion?

experiential, mythic, doctrinal, ethical, ritual, social, and material

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What is Nostra Aetate?

A article written by the Church to inform Christians on how they should act towards other religions

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When was Nostra Aetate written?

During Vatican II/ the 1960's

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What/who is Brahman?

The eternal essence, everything is Brahman, all rivers lead to one ocean a.k.a. brahman

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What is an avatar?

A living incarnation of a god or goddess that is sent to earth to complete a moral mission

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What is samsara?

The wheel of rebirth, or reincarantion

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What is karma?

your actions and the positive or negative consequences

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What is Dharma?

your ethical duty

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What is your atman?

Your eternal self, which is reincarnated again and again until it achieves moksha from samsara

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What is a Sanyasin?

a wandering ascetic, a person who has reached the fourth stage of life

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What is Reincarnation?

once your being dies, your atman is reincarnated into a a specific caste based on your karma from the way you lived out your dharma

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What is moksha?

liberation

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What is the goal of all hindu's?

moksha from samsara

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What do Hindus believe that the Ganges River can do?

The believe that it can forgive all sins

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What is the Bhagavad Gita?

popular sacred Hindu texts

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What are the upanishads?

ancient hindu texts that form the basis for Hindu doctrines

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Who is Shiva?

The destroyer god

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Who is Vishnu?

The sustainer god

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What/who is Brahma?

The creator god

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Who is Ganesha

the god who takes the form of an elephant, the destroyer of obstacles

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Who is Lakshmi?

the goddess of wealth and prosperity

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Who is Lord Krishna?

an avatar of Vishnu

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How do the 330 million gods relate to Brahman?

The 330 million gods are masks of Brahman who lead atmans to Brahman

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How do Hindu gods relate to Catholic saints?

the both lead souls to one god or one eternal essence

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How do Hindu gods differ from Catholic saints?

Catholic saints were actual people

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What is Diwali?

The Hindu Festival of Lights?

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What does Diwali celebrate?

the triumph of light over dark, or good over evil

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How long and when is Diwali celebrated?

5 days and during the fall

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What is Holi

The Festival of Color

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What does Holi celebrate?

new life

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When and for how long is Holi celebrated?

In the spring and for three days

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What are the four stages of life?

Students, Householder, forest-dweller, and sannyasin

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Do all people reach the fourth stage of life?

no

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What are the four castes?

Brahmin(priests), warriors and administrators, mercahnts and farmers, servants

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What is the lowest possible class a.k.a. sub-class

the Untouchables

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What is Karma Marga?

the way of action

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What is juana marga?

The way of knowledge

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What is Bhakti Marga?

the way of devotion