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Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Church refers to his beliefs as Godism. The term may be in use by other marginal religious groups as well. The word is a derivation of God and "ism" meaning a belief system. In other words, a belief system centered around God. Moon promotes Godism as a system of government preferable to communism and democracy; in a 1973 tract titled Master Speaks, Moon declared “[W]e must have an automatic theocracy to rule the world, so we cannot separate the political field from the religious.” The Rev. ... The Unification Church was founded in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon, a Korean minister who fled from North Korea during the Korean War. ... The term God is used to designate a Supreme Being; however, there are other definitions of God. ... ISM is an abbreviation of: International Solidarity Movement interstellar medium Intelligent Shit Music ISM is also a wireless comunications band (ie. ... The term God is used to designate a Supreme Being; however, there are other definitions of God. ...

Godism is also an English translation of Din-i-Ilahi, the syncretic beliefs espoused by the Mughal Emperor Akbar of India. Although it was proclaimed the official state religion, it never spread beyond the court of the Emperor and died with him in 1605. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Din-i-Illahi, or Divine Faith, was a syncretic religion propounded by the Mughal emperor Akbar, intended to merge the best elements of Hinduism and Islam (among others), and thereby reconcile the sectarian differences that divided his subjects. ... Syncretism is the attempt to reconcile disparate, even opposing, beliefs and to meld practices of various schools of thought. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... Jalauddin Akbar Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbár, (alternative spellings include Jellaladin) also known as Akbar the Great (Akbar-e-Azam) (October 15, 1542 – 1605) was the ruler of the Mughal Empire from the time of his accession in 1556 until 1605. ... A state religion (also called an established church or state church) is a religious body or creed officially endorsed by the state. ... A royal or noble court as an instrument of government broader than a monarchical court of justice comprises an extended household centered on a patron who may hold imperial, royal, grand ducal, electoral or other rank. ... An emperor is a monarch and sovereign ruler of an empire or any other imperial realm. ... Events April 13 - Tsar Boris Godunow dies - Feodor II accedes to the throne May 16 - Paul V becomes Pope June 1 - Russian troops in Moscow imprison Feodor II and his mother. ...

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  • Unoffficial Godism Website (http://www.unificationism.com)

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