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Unformatted text preview: direct competitor with Christianity. Manichaeism has essentially disappeared. •  The basic cosmology/theology involved a struggle between light and darkness, between a spiritual world and a physical one, a continuation of the dualism of Zoroastrianism and other preChristian religions, going all the way back to ancient Egypt. The world is a constant struggle between these oppositional forces. •  Dualism: the division, the binary. A state of two parts. Good and Evil. Light and Dark. Life and Death. Dualisms dominate western religions and philosophy. •  Many eastern religions, such as Hinduism, Budhism, and Islamic Sufism stress the key to enlightenment is to transcend this binary....
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