In reality, Hindus still believe in Brahman, one Supreme Being. Hinduism affects ones entire life and being. Hinduism is both monotheistic and polytheistic in my opinion. Since there are so many different components of Hinduism I don’t think it could be classified under these 2 categories. I find
Sacred Space There are many skeptics in this world who would argue that mankind’s religious impulses to be religious are solely a product of our natural process. If that is the case then evidence should support the idea that the profane gives birth to the sacred; that the profane is basically incapable of being moved, while the sacred is lacking definite form and not lasting or eternal, but Eliade ideas in The Sacred and the Profane show something different. For example when Eliade mentions sacred space he considers it to be a “really” real part of the universe as a whole, while a space that is not sacred is open to having several possibilities of meaning and having no structure. This is to say that the sacred is the solid which all else
The geographical locations that have a that have a significance in the Hindu religion are Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, Flushing, New York, and the Silicone Valley, CA. Hinduism has spread to many regions all over the world but is mostly known to be in India. Hindu people do not believe in one God, they believe in
Scholars argue that Hinduism is more of an adherence to a way of life which incorporates a particular social system and not any specific religious philosophy. Religious fundamentalism can be seen as black and white thinking from a sociologist perspective. As well as the definition according to the English Oxford Living dictionary states “a form of a religious belief in the strict and literal interpretation of a sacred text that goes back to the fundamental basics of its teachings.” Which the core of fundamentalism is concerned with the erosion of religion and its proper role in society. Therefore, scholars argue that Hinduism doesn’t embrace any central church, or central dogma, and has no religious fundamentals that can be used to identify and/or organize a fundamentalist movement.
Christian theologian William Lane Craig argues that without the existence God, a person’s life is devoid of meaning, purpose, and value. He claims that since God provides these, he allows humans to lead a satisfying and productive existence. Craig also states that without God, we are without guidance, meaningless, and in despair. In disagreement with atheist philosophers, Craig concludes that it is impossible to live a fufilling life without God. In this paper, I will examine each argument, and provide insight related to the strengths and weaknesses of his claims.
While many do believe monotheism evolved from polytheism, there are some polytheistic religions with monotheistic overtones (History Stack Exchange 732). Given their interrelatedness, it would be an oversimplification to state that the number of gods each religion has is what differentiates one belief system from another. More accurately, while most polytheistic religions have differing accounts of how time and the universe began and was created, monotheistic religions believe that one supreme God, who is unique above all else, is the sole creator of all things, beings, the universe, the cosmos, literally everything in
Hinduism and Confucianism are to very different religions. Hinduism hold much variety within its religion, and some consider Confucianism to be a philosophical system rather than a religion. Hinduism originated in India, and it has no individual founder. There is a belief in a divine reality in Hinduism, called Brahman. There are also many deities in Hinduism, but these deities are considered to be different facets of the divine reality.
However, as one can imagine this is not a straightforward task in itself. In their training, the basics of spiritual care is explained to the health care workers. Puchalski states it as, “The basics of spiritual care is that all people, regardless of their physical or mental abilities and regardless of their ability to think clearly or function actively, have an inherent value and dignity that must be honored and respected.” (Puchalski 38). It is also vital to be able to differentiate what spirituality is versus what it is not.
Is the religion monotheistic or polytheistic? What are the deities called? Hinduism is a polytheistic religion because they believe in many gods. They have many gods but some are considered better known then others, for example Krishna. It describes Vishnu as the spirit of all beings, the master of the past, present and future, the creator and destroyer of all existence, the one who supports, preserves, sustains and watches over the universe and develops all things within.
They have numerous Gods. Each God is for different purpose. Hindus are given the freedom to choose what they want to be. They have to choose amongst these branches polytheistic, monotheistic, pantheistic, monistic, agnostic, humanist or atheistic. There Gods are made up of clay and they are worshiped regularly.
A core strength of the Loma Linda University Program is their capacity to seamlessly weave Christian values into an advanced medial education program. The medical profession absolutely could benefit from having professionals who come from a strong academic background, but it also needs professionals who strive to uphold Christian values within their daily lives. The values I’m referring to are characteristics such as compassion and integrity. Human compassion is at the very heart of the medical profession. It is the compassion that is nurtured by nurses, PA’s, and physicians which transforms the clinical and overwhelming medical world into something more humanistic and comforting.
Religion plays an integral role in the healthcare setting. As such, healthcare givers are required to respect patients’ faith diversity while giving treatment and care. This paper thus seeks to discuss the differences between the Christian and Muslim religions as well as healthcare practices that are fundamental to both belief systems. The paper will also address the worldview questions outlined in Called to Care and thus provide a spiritual perspective on healing. Healthcare practitioners are supposed to provide care which meets the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of each patient.
There is a lot of empirical support for cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating a variety of disorders. CBT continues to adapt, and recently great success has been found by adding elements of mindfulness and acceptance in the theoretical framework (Tan, 2007). These components have spiritual roots, and are in line with the Scriptures, and therefor allow integration depending on the clients religious beliefs. CBT can be adapted to the client’s faith, and this article specifically focuses on Christian integration using prayer and scripture (Tan, 2007).
Brave New World is a work of literature portraying a dystopian world. In this society, people are never sad or unsatisfied. In order to maintain stability, there are things that are abolished and kept away from society to keep everything running smoothly. One of these things is religion because it is seen as unnecessary and creates complications. On the other hand, the economy is widely worshiped and consumerism is a major key.