However, the general consensus can compromise that indeed religion is derived from humanity. The practice of worship, in simpler terms, implements an objective to all of societies. Not only does it provide the satisfaction of mankind’s inception but it provides them a purpose. That purpose- that motivation- can range from following the 10 Commandments to spreading peace and love.
Essentially, Palmas interpreted apophatic meditation as “the experience of the divine in quiet stillness” (pg. 141). Although many spiritual practitioners prior to Palmas argued that apophatic meditation constituted an acceptance of the impossibility of divine experience, Gregory refuted this claim by asserting the following: although God can not be experienced in his own “being,” He makes intimate contact with mankind through an extension of his “energies of love” (pg. 142). Furthermore, God’s energies provide creative nourishment for all beings and extend the healing power of grace. According to Palmas, we as human beings are not required to actively seek out these energies. Rather, these energies (which constitute the actual presence of God) tend to find each individual regardless of whether or not they are actively seeking them.
On page 114 a patient stated “sometimes when I am having a bad day, you know, why is this happening to me? I say to God”. As nurse, it is important to help a patient understand their struggles and offer to pray with them. This chapter emphasize on the power of praying with a patient when possible. A family member states on page 115 “I was particularly touched when she prayed for Jonathan in the Hospital”.
In "How Would Jesus Raise a Child?" Dr. Teresa Whitehurst is a psychologist who has experience in parenting and examines the practical and insightful ways in which one can parent their children through Jesus 's teachings. Dr. Whitehurst urges parents not just to look at the biblical passages on how to parent a child. To take into consideration how Jesus ministered throughout his life to his disciples and others. It took Jesus ' views and methods to show his disciples and others that he looks into one 's heart, and responds to them.
In the essay, “ The Role of Religion in Modern Society”, Dalai Lama, The preeminent religious authority in Buddhism reveals the reason behind why religion has been a major source of conflict throughout the history, and how inter-religious harmony is the key to overcoming conflict of the first sort. He goes deeper into the similarities between different religion and identifies the obstacles that obstruct inter-religious harmony by developing ways to overcome them. He believes religion plays a vital role in the modern society by shaping the person's spiritual qualities rather than making him a better religious person than the other. Dalai Lama expounds that religious practice can help a person cope with adversity than those who don't.
This contributes to a regulatory state and controlling authoritative figures. The end result of this is a stagnated society, which is intolerant of the free expression of one’s individuality and ultimately limits the advancement of society. Blind acceptance of traditions and strict social conformity can lead to the
For example, ideologies created by different individuals are once exclusive for the people under that interest, but soon as we are continuously exchange ideas to different people, the once exclusive ideology is now open for all and anyone can adapt in that idea. Same goes to religion as the different religious areas have different approach of belief but none of them have the exclusivity for God. Even the things that we developed are not permanently exclusive as the concept of that thing will eventually revealed to many and they will develop something from it. However, the fact remains that a particular idea originally comes from the maker so the uniqueness of the idea is still
They both seem to believe religion is a false sanctuary for people to have hope in. Didion states, "Of course we would all like to "believe" in something, like to assuage our private guilts in public causes, like to lose our tiresome selves…" Didion believes people run to religion to lighten the weight of their moral burdens and is just an illusion. She believes morality is too abstract to be defined by a religion but is necessary for people, so they have something to believe in. Rushdie is much harsher with his beliefs. He does agree with Didion that religion is a delusion, but he believes that religion has cause an immense number of problems.
The Word of God has many purposes” comfort, guidance, correction, conviction, righteousness, and healing (Tan, 2007). These things can be done with a variety of techniques ranging from mediation or biblical teachings. Cognitive restructuring is a key component to CBT, and when paired with the biblical truth that is the true authority this can truly be transformative and powerful. This is also way it is so important to allow the Holy Spirit to guide and continuously be assess the client’s needs and the counselors motives (Tan, 2007). Another verbatim example was given about how to integrate scripture into a therapy session.
It was a rewarding experience to listen to her express her love for God. Using a spiritual assessment tool help establish a trust between clinician and patient. Therefore, a spiritual assessment tool is intended to establish a nature of trust by demonstrating to the patient that the healthcare professional is willing to listening to the patient about his or her spiritual concerns, (The George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health, n.d.) and provide the healthcare worker the skills to assess the spriiual need to determine if a spriritual leader or chaplin is
It claims that this religion instills guilt for the feelings and aspirations that are inherent to humanity while promoting a moral system that consistently goes against the instincts and nature of mankind. In seeking moral excellence and “the ideals of humanity,” Nietzsche asserts that mankind loses its instinctive desire to grow and become powerful and, therefore, becomes corrupt (Nietzsche 6). To simplify, corruption can be defined as straying away from innate feelings that encourage growth and yearn for power. Nietzsche uses the concept of transvaluation of values to reiterate his argument that everything that Christianity suggested is good is actually evil and vice versa. Nietzsche sees Christianity as nihilistic, stressing that the values and traditions leave people yearning for redemption that they will never be able to achieve on their own.
4Mat Review: Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling Randy Bohon Liberty University Summary In the majority of McMinn’s (2011) book, Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling, he writes about the importance of Scripture, prayer, confession, sin, forgiveness, and redemption in the life of a Christian, and how these areas are important foundational elements in Christian counseling. McMinn’s (2011) book provides a very good resource for Christian counselors through McMinn’s coverage of both counseling and the life of Christian Counselors.
Beowulf is the opposite of the characters and is not going to deal with religion. Unlike other characters who have their faith and believe in God. Culture makes a huge impact on a person’s belief and makes them who they are. We see how it 's like for Beowulf and Wrathgar in the movie. They both have different thoughts, feeling, and opinions about religion and other as well.