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The Different Reactions of Women and Dalits to the Persecution by Religion, Hinduism, and Society in Hinduism, a Book by Kim Knott
Reading Response A response, according to Mariam Webster is, “Something constituting a reply or a reaction.” These responses of the human organism are completely subjective, each individual entity and identity serving as the judge and jury for every case that comes into their court room. Kim Knott, in her book on Indian...
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Viewpoints Associated With the Islamic Religion in The Satanic Verses of Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie Criticizes Society and Gets Criticized by Society The Satanic Verses of Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie is widely acclaimed and looked down upon by the varied audiences of this novel. The two main characters of this book, Gibreel and Chamcha, had pasts that included the worship of Islamic traditions....
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Witchcraft and the Trial of the Innocent People in Salem and in the Old Testament
A Sliver in Time: Accused of Witchcraft Witchcraft is defined as the practice of magic, use of spells, and the invocation of spirits. Throughout church history, witchcraft has become a prevalent topic dating back to as early as 560 B.C. when it is first mentioned in the Old Testament. During these earlier times persecution...
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The Arguments Against Slavery in The Selling of Joseph: A Memorial, a Book by Samuel Sewell
In Samuel Sewell’s The Selling of Joseph: A Memorial, Sewell makes the argument that it is not in God’s best interest to buy and sell human beings. It even says in the bible that this act is wrong. “He that Stealeth a Man and Selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to Death” (Exod. 21.16). Sewell...
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Religious Guides to Achieving Our Goals and Happiness
Our Goal and Guides Throughout history, humanity has been searching for eternal and true
happiness. Many of us try to find it in entertainment, such as movies or
games. Some of us look for it in fame or wealth, such as celebrities.
Others try to locate happiness in power. But we, as Christians, have been
privileged w...
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The Spiritual Experience of the Hajj, an Annual Worldwide Pilgrimage to the Ka'ba
The Hajj is an annual worldwide pilgrimage to the Ka’ba, the most holy place in all of the Islamic faith. Unlike some of the other pillars of Islam, the Hajj only has to be done once in a person’s lifetime, only if it can be done without hardship (Ali-Karamali 24). The Hajj is an extremely powerful spiritual experience wh...
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Original Sin, Our Relationship and Responsibilities to the Earth, and the Strength and Compassion of Women in the Lecture of Matthew Fox
On Matthew Fox’s Lecture Matthew Fox gave a surprisingly good and interesting lecture the other day. I write “surprisingly” because I do not usually expect much from lectures, especially from religious ones because a lot of what is widely spread about religion these days, at least in my circles, is rather negative. But Fox...
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An Examination of the Ignatian Concept of Finding God in All Things
The biggest critique of Christianity is pointing out all the evils in this world – how could an almighty, righteous God permit some of the horrors we see in everyday life all across the globe? To understand the answer, we have to examine the Ignatian concept of “finding God in all things,” which can be embodied by a metapho...
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An Analysis of Mill's Argument About Sanctions and Religion
In chapter three, Mill addresses the concern that an individual’s idea of happiness might differ from the general happiness of the population. His response comes in two parts, as he discusses external and internal sanctions. Both parts seem to indicate that he believes people are inherently good. First, Mill explains exter...
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The Role and Purpose of Institutionalized Religion in the Lives of Humans
Why Humans have Religions Religion is a major element in cultures all around the world, and has been a major contribution to community ethics, along with other psychological elements. Throughout time, religion has played a role in the way people act, view other people, it has been seen as a way to provide religious sanctua...
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My Visits to an Orthodox Church, a Roman Catholic Church and a Jewish Temple
Given the opportunity, I have been able to visit three very different places of religious worship throughout the past few weeks. I learned briefly what it means to participate in a Greek Orthodox Church, a Roman Catholic Church, and a reform Jewish Temple. Each place of worship offered different feelings of community, and e...
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The Life and Significant Contributions of Dorothy Day
Significance Dorothy Day was a Christian, pacifist, and social activist. She was also co-founder of a radical Roman Catholic social movement known as The Catholic Worker, which embodied all that she stood for. Day met Peter Maurin in 1932, and he encouraged her to write about Catholic Social Teaching. In its earliest stage...
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The Three Points on Why It Doesn't Matter What You Believe, as Long as You Are Sincere
A few years ago Oprah Winfrey said, " I believe that there isn't just
one way to heaven. All beliefs go to heaven". Unfortunately, this view is
becoming more popular today. What does the Bible say about this view? Does
it matter what we believe? Today I will be making three points about the
topic: "Analyze and respond to th...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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The Changes in Religious Beliefs and Practices in Response to a New Era of Diversity and Choice Caused by Postmodern and Late Modern Society
Since industrialisation, science and technology have taken over as the main influence on society, and since entering postmodern or late modern society, we now have increased diversity and choice as the world becomes globalised. Many sociologists would argue that this has led to secularisation (the decline of religion in soc...
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The Contribution of Religion to Social Change
Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess the contribution of religion to social change Some sociologists argue that religion can be a force for social change, for example Catholicism played a major role in the fall of communism in Poland. However, religion can also be seen as a conservative force as many religion...
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