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An Analysis of the Role of Religion in Society
Religion in Society Imagine a world without religion. No church, no religious holidays, no diversity in beliefs...what would society become? Would this change create a peaceful equality, or a hectic search for a path to follow? Whether or not a person believes in religious studies, the influences of religion surround them...
Experiences in Our Lives Prepare Us for the Challenges in the Future
We all have had an experience in our life that we all can recall. Some of us have experienced many different obstacles in life, but it makes us become aware of greater purpose in life. it makes us aware of who we are and the purpose that we have in us. My experiences in life have prepared me for many different challenges. A...
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Also Known as Mother Teresa, a Catholic Nun and My Inspiration for Nonviolent Activism
Also known as Mother Teresa, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was a woman of much grace, dignity, faith, and kindness. When asked to describe herself, “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus...
An Essence of Buddhism
Buddhism tends to lean toward living without money. Much like the monks of India, Buddhists are taught to give what they have to those who need it because karma will reward you with what you need. Buddhism relies on the faith that life will be bad and life will be good, the point is how you deal with it. If you react badly,...
Various Types of Authority That Exist to Balance Faith
Faith in a society such as today demands justification to emphasize truth. Therefore, authority must be established. Various degrees of authority exist to balance faith. Ultimate authority comes from God through the trinity, however the question is not of where authority derives but rather how much authority to give differe...
A Review of Nik Ripken's Book "The Insanity of Obedience"
Introduction In The Insanity of Obedience, Nik Ripken seeks to explain how a Christian believer is able to maintain a healthy, personal relationship with Jesus Christ in the face of persecution. Ripken illustrates several examples of Christians maintaining their testimony while suffering beneath the burdens and trials of p...
The Importance of the Puja in Hindu Worship
The puja is at the heart of Hindu worship. In the puja the deity is honored and made offerings to. Puja can take place at home, or at a temple, preformed by priests. During worship the God is invited into the icon or image and treated like an honored guest. To Hindus the image of the God is sacred and auspicious. Through vi...
The Attitude of the Catholic Church Towards Same-Sex Marriage
The 11th Commandment: No Homo, Bro The Catholic Church (“The Church”) is the largest Christian church and is one of the oldest religions in the world. The Church is headed by the Pope, also known as the Bishop of Rome. The Catholic Church believes that it is the one true religion as dictated by Jesus Christ himself. One of...
A Discussion on the Views of Women in Different Religions
Women in Religion Over the past several decades, we have seen the rise of women and the feminist movement all over the world. Today, we are still fighting for equality – in home life, work life, and overall human satisfaction. We are at a time when a woman is currently running for President of the United States. I mean, ho...
A Comparison of the Roles of Women in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam As we’ve seen several times before, women have been the subjects of discussion in almost every religion. This is the case because most religions see a difference between men and women, especially in previous centuries. Here, we’ll be looking that the different roles women play in Judaism,...