Native, Tribal and Indigenous
There are two general types
of religions that exist in the world. The first is organized and
belief- oriented religions which are centered around a particular
teacher or formulation of the Divine. Most typical in this respect
are Christianity and Islam. They usually have an historical
revelation, a time bound vision of their mission, and insist upon
the same belief structure for all human beings.
They are strongly
monotheistic and generally recognize only one life for the soul
followed by heaven or hell. They tend to be aggressive,
proselytizing or militant. These belief systems are imposed upon
existent cultures as a kind of religious superstructure which often
denigrates the value of any native cultures that predates them.
The second are
non-organized, indigenous, tribal and native beliefs. They have many
names and forms of the Divine, with no set dogma or seeking of
converts. These religions include the native and tribal beliefs of
Africa, Asia and America, and the pagan religions of Europe.