Living in a predominately Caucasian neighborhood that were Christians and Catholics, in Lakewood, Colorado, I was exposed to many friends that are these religions. Therefore, they would ask me to go to church with them to watch performances that their church is putting on. I would go to these church events, even though I am Buddhist because I wanted to be exposed to other religions and see how they worship their god. Although I never thought about changing my religion, I do find it interesting how differently my religion is to everyone else’s. My parents never knew I went to other church events because they are strict about me just being in temples. They are afraid of me converting to another religion and they value Buddhism greatly, volunteering
Mormon Magic It is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment that causes someone to commence adulthood. Personally, it could be easy to say that I have matured because of tough times, such as when I realized that “happily ever after” did not exist between my parents, as I had learned from the countless screaming matches and daunting door slams. Another possible time was when I had to live in a shelter and learn how to live in an impossibly tiny room with my mother and sister, sharing the same roof with strangers, when before then, I had lived in a spacious four-bedroom home. However, none of that quite fits the bill. During all of that, I was still completely dependent, helpless even, which is definitely not what defines adulthood.
Religion is one of the most powerful forces on the human race. It influences billions of people all over the world. “84 percent of the world has faith” (Jennifer Harper). It is mind boggling that 5.8 billion people have faith in a higher power, considering this requires giving complete, blind allegiance to something that has no factually based evidence to back it up. To believe something that is told without proof, and not having any doubt or questions about said thing, is simply preposterous.
Throughout history, faith has played a tremendous amount of role in the formation of many societies and their way of life. For many years faith has been used as fuel, motivation and inspiration to many people, with eager and passion for pursuing and fighting for the happiness and freedom for their lives and their loved ones. American history is a great example, in which it is filled with memorable events where people fought for their lives and their freedom hoping for the revolutionary change in the nation. In this process many people have lost their lives or the lives of their loved ones, however, they never lost their faith in their religion because a loving relationship with god can be a normal part of life, and others who have the same
I would consider myself very religious, and since I can remember I have attended church every Sunday and strive to live piously. The most influential of these factors that impacted my life was acceptance. The idea that God created me and loves me despite the times I fail or the challenges I face is comforting and gives me peace and joy to celebrate every moment of every day. In struggles such as losing two friends or big life decisions, I have been able to rest in the certainty that God has a plan that is greater than my own. Further, I find purpose in the fact that God created me to achieve a purpose, and my actions can affect others by bringing them joy through small acts of kindness and sharing God’s love.
I have the greatest admiration for two friends of ours. Robert and Debby are both from medium size Midwestern towns where they lived most of their lives and raised five daughters. Both were raised in the Catholic faith; Robert attended parochial school and Debby went to public schools. Debby has a great aunt who was a nun. Their religion is important to them and all their daughters attended Catholic schools.
Before I join The LDS Church I spent a year in rehab for drug abuse as a teenager, I really wanted to be a better example to my family and especially to my little sister so I decided to receive help, it was the hardest year it made me change my habits but it also helps me find great friends and I was grateful for my loving family. Later, I finished my year program and received a certificate for finishing Strong and Clean.
My grandmother made sure I attended Catholic mass every Sunday and completed eleven years of catechism. As I grew older, I knew that Jesus was the son of God and died for our sins on a cross. In catechism we memorized the prayers, but I never explored the bible for more than its literal context. As an adult I strayed away from my Catholic upbringing and began to look for something more. I fed my spiritual needs by entering into a more intimate personal relationship with Jesus.
evil spirit around the body, but I just keep it within myself. If I will ask them that question, the situation will get worst, so I just didn 't say anything. However, I manage to stand firm about our belief as a Latter Day Saints and my mother 's request on her funeral and burial. I am also grateful when members of the church came over to the funeral and sang all my mother 's favorite hymn song.
I'd like to talk to you about the movie we are watching and about the movies to come. I am barely 17 years old and I am technically a Junior in high school. I am also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as Mormons. I'm not trying to throw my religion at you or shove it in your face but I do not want to be exposed to those kinds of images, and my religion councils us to stay away from those things. I have certain standards about these kinds of things. Honestly this is entirely my fault and I am sorry that I even have to make this email. I should have taken it upon myself to research the movies better when we received the list of films. I really enjoy this class and you are a wonderful teacher and I would
"I cannot or will not, take freedoms of this country offers for granted. But these freedoms have come with a price so many times. The sacrifices made by our veterans are reminders to us of this." This statement, said by Melanie Trump, sums up my perspective on respect to our veterans and our freedoms here in America. Although I enjoy many freedoms, two of my favorites are freedom of religion and the freedom to choose what career I would like to pursue in when I am older; similarly, I appreciate the sacrifices our veterans made to keep our country and freedoms safe.
Creating my own religion, this task does seem pretty fun. Well my religion would be very similar to the army and sports, it will contain structure, a need to compete/exercise, guidelines on how to treat others, and most of all it will be fun. There will be no reliance on a god/s, no prejudice against others and most of all, history will be made by each individual. And what I mean from that, yes there will be history but each person will be in charge of choosing their own paths in life. There will be no guidelines to follow (except to treat others kindly), just the freedom for one to create their own greatness. The goal of my religion is to instill hard work throughout life, and overcome obstacles to achieve success. I personally don’t believe