The book of Antigone holds a variety of conflicts that affected the outcome and created a rise and fall to many characters. The main reason the conflicts in the play were caused was due to each person 's religious beliefs. This religious theme is seen throughout all of Antigone. The main character Antigone believed in a organized civilization including people having a religion and following the Gods words, while also binding to governmental rules. One major example of a conflict caused by religion is when Creon creates religious laws to act against many of antigone 's beliefs and not bury Antigone 's brother.
The mystery cults of Rome were created from the conquest of foreign territories. There were many mystery cults, but little is know about them due to the secrecy that surrounds them. The Romans worshiped many Goddess in their mystic cults, all focused on fertility, and the idea of an afterlife. They also focused on solar Gods, who were forgiving. Each mystery cult used different practices to express their devotion to their once foreign deities.
The death of the gods at the hands of a carpenter would forever change the world. In Larry Hurtado’s “Destroyer of the gods” he argues that Christianity presented a cataclysmic shift in Roman culture. This shift would shape not only the identity of Rome but of the entire western world. Christ’s death and the following movement that arose out of His resurrection made way not only for the altering Roman society and culture but also the downfall of Roman paganism. One of Hurtado’s first arguments is based on how early Christianity was viewed by the pagans and Jews of Rome.
These artists thought that the only way for the Catholic Church to regain its influence was by severing its links to the state. These links had discredited the Church in the eyes of the public by the popes having a larger interest in lavishing their own families with money and land, commissioning new artwork, and other secular preoccupations. As such, the liberal artists insisted that art had to help the church detach itself from the state. Alexandre Francois Rio was a prominent champion of the Catholic liberal movement who served as the liaison between the conservative factions of the art fraternity and the liberal movement. The artists who identified with Rio’s view saw artwork as the unseen hand that ensured the Christian ideals manifested in the lives of the ordinary people.
Physical and material expression of faith also can broaden into the public and governmental interactions, becoming a complementary piece of cultural identification. While many believers signalize that religious symbolism plays the irreplaceable role in their daily life, atheists who dismiss belief don’t support it, also government put limitations on usage of religious symbolism in social sphere. The issue of physical and material expression of faith in public places has given rise to general discussion on area of religious freedom in different countries around today’s world. In our contemporary sphere of globalization and extraordinary global population movement, generally population face the confusion of accepted environment of cultural identification, in some situations, authorities are making changes in laws, diplomacy and policies in an attempt to control these changes. Different diplomatic, governmental and legal treatments of the problem have given rise to various explanations of religious freedom as described through internal and global regulations.
For example, Pompeii’s religion was centered around gods and goddesses and were used to provide explanations for unusual events, both good and bad. The Pompeii residents believed these deities controlled their lives and as a result, dedicated a great deal of their time to worshipping them.  Temples to worship gods were built throughout the Roman Empire, including Pompeii. Temples generally followed the same building pattern with the inside of the temple being extraordinarily decorated and at the centerpiece, a statue of a god. There would also have been augurs, who were priests or officials that interpreted the will of the gods by studying the flight of birds, which were also present in Pompeii.
Religion has played a fundamental role in determining not only social structures but also individual behavioural patterns throughout much of the known world. Pagan nations, before the advent of the Abrahamic religions, viewed their gods as primal beings, possessive of many human traits, such as cunning, wiliness, and, as such, they tended to act in a manner that reflected this, offering up physical gifts to the gods, rather than requesting help through abstract rituals. However, the Abrahamic religions changed much of this, with the concept of god changing to being a more spiritual deity; an abstract entity, rather than a physical being. In Christianity, the concept of God has changed over time, branching out, and allowing for different interpretations,
Biblical Background Genesis means “beginning”. Genesis is the book that tells about God and how he deals with people. It also tells about human beings, even the people who are wicked. But some people trusted and obeyed God. The first chapter of Genesis tells about how God made everything.
Since the beginning of European history, religion has been a heavy topic. Even starting wars and being the reasons that individuals were enemies, it seemed to be the most important aspect of society to everyone. Overtime as the centuries progressed and scholars and humanists were more interested in becoming secular and bettering oneself, religion was put on the back burner, even for monarchs. For example, Elizabeth I wanted to focus more on political and economic matters rather than religious, As European history progressed into the Enlightenment, these same ideas began to grow people took substantial thought into how the world “ought” to be, which meant beginning to accept the religions of others and become tolerant. Among the philosophes
The idea that Man created religion is both right and wrong Man may create His own idea of what others must follow but the fundamental knowledge of an Almighty Creator is prevalent throughout the world. “And God said, "Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done." And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close to mud as man sat up, looked around, and spoke.