Furthermore, it is held that in order to sort out the Pagans and Idolators (rebellious) from the God-fearing (or at least submissive) new peoples, he demanded of his subjects an oath of fealty or feelings of loyalty (and where they were sworn to be against Idolatry).
(And these witnesses...)
Well, obviously, any Beleiver in the ONE TRUE GOD can! This would include Jews, Christians, and Muslims (or at least those of bona fide Sects or Denominations of these Faiths).
Consequently, they are more than welcome in Our Realm. For, we see ourselves as ALL of the Children of Abraham by Faith (i.e. monotheists). And, thus, brothers, that belong to God's Family. (Aren't you?)
However, it is also possible for Doubters, Honest Skeptics, Agnostics, or even Atheists to take and uphold this Oath. For, all that is required of their Beliefs is that they do NOT worship any other God--but the ONE TRUE GOD (Monotheism). So, if they simply don't worship anything at all, they have not broken the Oath. (Moreover, Our Realm would extend them tolerance, in the hopes that in Time, they might come to see the LIGHT and commit their lives to serving Christ--but on a voluntary basis, not by cumpulsion or requirement of Our Law.)
But, specifically excluded by the Oath are Pagans (those committed to some Religion not of the Judeo-Christian or Muslim Faith) or Idolators (those who worship idols or images).
Also excluded are users of the Dark Arts, Serious Magyck, and Occult Science Practicioners (as these are specifically excluded by the Faith in the One True God by the Holy Scriptures)--and are held to be gross Idolatry, here. So, go somewhere else, it that is you! You will not be welcomed among us.
Perhaps less clear are Christian Cults. However, those who claim to be "Christian" MUST uphold the 5 Fundamental Beliefs of the Faith (that are presented in Our Mediavel Heritage Article), or they will be excluded from membership, as well! So, if you think that you are of a Christian church, be sure that they are upholding historical, Christian teachings (or you will be excluded)!
Equally excluded are LAWBREAKERS. Not necessarily criminals in your world (as Our Laws are different), but certainly Gangsters, Terrorists, Seditionists, and Rebels--those who have no intention of Obeying Our Laws, nor respecting Our Authorities. Consequently, Our Security Services People will do their best to root and weed out such undesireables, to prevent them from becoming a pain and problem to all the rest of us.
On the other hand, if you are being persecuted, because you have followed God's Law (as we present it in Our Law Library), then if you have broken Man's Law to keep God's Law, it will be a whole different story. (So, be sure to detail and explain any infractions that you may have.)
Also, especially EXCLUDED here are those of IMMORALITY, who have no regard for the Noahic Rules of Fellowship, which are the Foundation of Divine morality and ethics--and the Customs and Laws for ALL the Descendants of Abraham (be they Jews, Christians, or Muslim)! And, hence, also the basic norms for all of Western Civilization! If you are unclear about this Foundation of morality, then look it up in Our Web Site, or use the handy link below:
Moreover, in case you think that you can get around Our Laws, or get away with immorality and unethical behavior among us, GUESS AGAIN! Take a good look at Our Laws, which we WILL diligently enforce. (They are based on the 10 Commandments, and their related Scriptures--God's Divine LAW.)
On the other hand, if you can take the Pledge, then seriously consider becoming one of us. JOIN OUR NEW WAVE!!!
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Or, want some more info on Us? (Before you decide?) Then, see the ABOUT ASTAIRA PAGE (Click Here)!
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