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Aberrational, Heretical, Heterodox, Suborthodox or Unorthodox Doukhobor

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A pacifist, anti-government religious sect. Doukhobor is a Russian name, translated as ''Spirit Wrestlers.'' They shun military service, meat, religious hierarchy and governments. Has more in common with Bahá'í than with Christianity. Theologically, a cult of Christianity, as they reject essential doctrines of the Christian faith.

The Doukhobors practice a form of Christianity and believe that Jesus Christ is a spiritually advanced teacher and example to others. They also believe that people are capable of divine reason and can spiritually develop without the help of intermediaries. For them, therefore, there is no need for priests, religious ceremonies, spiritual symbols or temples of worship, although there have been leaders among the Doukhobors who have exercised considerable authority. The only symbols Doukhobors commonly recognize are those of bread, salt and water, the basic elements needed to sustain life. These are on a table at all Doukhobor meetings and important events.


Aberrational, Heretical, Heterodox, Suborthodox or Unorthodox Differences Between Doukhoborism and Other Christian Faiths (Pro) Article on the Douhobor Homepage.
Non-Christian History of the Doukhobors by the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation.

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Earlier items:
(May 27, 1999) Ombudsman: British Columbia owes Doukhobors apology, compensation
(Apr. 9, 1999) Province Urged to Apologize to Sect

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» Sons of Freedom (radical Doukhobor sect)


Aberrational, Heretical, Heterodox, Suborthodox or Unorthodox Doukhobor Homepage (Pro) The webmaster reports that this is the "the largest and most offical site on the Internet about the Doukhobors." [Currently offline]

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