If someone is willing to put above all else their set of beliefs, then they belong to a religion. You can’t physically have or hold religion, so it’s the people who make it what it is. There are many “religions” out there that, in my opinion, are very strange, such as Scientology and Rastafari, but these
The separation of both ideas is still present today. In the U.S., legal and social battles about the fair place to draw the line of separation between religion and government are being weighed around controversial issues such as abortion, gay marriage, faith-based social services, and other public conflicts between sacred beliefs and secular authority. The issue of religious impact on state matters is likely to stay a matter of importance and controversy for the future. Therefore the secularism and church-state separation of tolerance democratic theory are under revived intrusion. So examining further the foundations elemental secular government becomes not just a matter of gently logical opinion but one of extreme political and practical desperation (Harris).
Every religion has its own way of describing how life and earth came to be. It is a very disputed topic. The stories Genesis and Popol Vuh are two religions way of explaining this controversial idea. They come from the religions Christianity and the Quiché Maya. There are many differences between the two tales; however, there are also quite a few similarities.
EXTENDING RELIGIOUS ETHICAL CATEGORIES BEYOND THE FAITHFUL: THE PROBLEM OF SCOPE There are two questions to be asked about nonbelievers: first, which values affirm coexistence with those outside the world of the believer, and which do not? Second, can the values that affirm coexistence be strengthened by leaders and activists in such a way as dramatically to remove animosity toward nonbelievers? There is today an unprecedented level of interaction between people of many faiths around the world, due to patterns of rapid mobility, mass communication, and the spread of market capitalism. This is deeply threatening to many religious leaders, especially fundamentalists of whatever stripe. These leaders are reacting to the chaotic reality of
The Power Of Motivation We do things for many reasons but the most common reason is motivation. Motivation is what prompts a person to act in a certain way, or at least develop an inclination for specific behavior. Motivation is not the part that is important it’s what the motivation is, such as love or fear. In the book Anthem equality is a main character that is motivated to find something that he knows in his gut he needs to find and also that the council is hiding from his brothers. He is motivated by curiosity and finding the good for his Humanity.
Personally based off my reading in the text and background knowledge, I would say that Hinduism and Christianity are vastly different for numerous reasons. In addition to being in separate categories (Cosmological: Hinduism, Transcendental: Christianity) I find that everything about their beliefs are so polar opposite. What I found to be interestly different is their view on the destiny of the world and themselves. Hindu’s believe that the world has no beginning or end, but goes through many phases of destruction and creation (Many People Many Faiths pg. 107).
Christians and Hindus who believe the divine entities have belief that outside divine agent enable them to reach salvation. This understanding of the view of divinity and the way of salvation makes people to have different attitude of ethics and people may have different levels of moral
These religious references build upon each other to develop Burgess’ notion that God created humans with free will, and how this leaves humankind flawed and prone to evil tendences. Though, despite this, humanity’s free will is the most important thing to both God and humanity itself. Burgess sees humans as beings
Buddhism/Hinduism vs. Christianity: Afterlife The concept of afterlife is different for many. Some would say there is a heaven or hell, or some would believe in the concept of reincarnation. The answer varies from different peoples perspective in terms of their religion or personal opinion; yet despite these differences it is agreed that different concepts of afterlife in different religions can have a certain degree of similarity or comparison. Although Buddhism/Hinduism and Christianity are three different religions in terms of where the soul enters in afterlife; they do have many similarities such as a reward and punishment system and second chances to redeem oneself. The three religions both believe
Thoreau is trying to say that each individual person is programmed differently. He is absolutely correct in regards to the fact that everyone wants to live their live different then their companions. Not everyone wants to be the exact occupation when they are older or people do not live exactly the same, which ultimately makes us humans. Humans are individual molded by a greater being, God in my religion, to be different. So it just makes sense that each individual has different aspirations and different actions to obtain them.