Obedience is the process by which individuals comply with the instructions given by an authoritative figure. In terms of religion that “authoritative figure” would be a priest, pope, or any person in which they recite to you the teachings of God, Jesus, Allah, or the Divine. In reason to this everyone definition of what religion means to them is based off of the interpretations of the Holy Scriptures and Scared Texts that are usually taught to them by their religious leaders. In most societies that is how everything set up, but it leaves room for individuals to take whatever daily word that was taught and apply it to their daily lives. When other authoritative figures such as influential political leaders arise, they will twist the words of
According to Manu Smriti (a religious text) conduct is the basis of Dharma and ‘it is not what you think, but what you do that constitutes your Dharma. In ordinary sense Dharma is taken to be synonymous with religion though in fact it has a much wider import. Religion and law are only the facets of Dharma. Thus, the term Dharma also embodies the present notion of law. In the widest sense Dharma suggests all pervading rules or order that upholds the universe.
Religions like Islam and Christianity (monotheists) have similar texts for shared religious knowledge. Strict Muslims would follow Sharia law according to the Qu’ran and wear the Burkas interpretations are different out dates texts example from the Qu’ran people think differently e.g head scaf is fine or no need to wear because they
God is not accessible to man to ask which religion is the truth. Nathan uses the judge in the parable to explain that each religion should prove its truth through kindness and absolute love to all. One religion should not be scornful of others in order to justify its superiority. Each religion should respect and value the positions of other religions while still staying true to its own. Nathan uses this parable to preach religious tolerance to
Before a genuine dialogue begins, each religion must first set aside their exclusivist attitudes- but not setting aside all their beliefs- and be open to what others believe and through this, each religion will not only understand the faith of others but they can also have a deeper understanding of their faith. They must recognize the fact that their dissimilarities has rooted in their differences of culture which contributed in their differences of accepting, understanding and interpreting God’s revelation, they must recognize the fact that “in our less-than-perfect world even the religious community inspired by belief in the incarnate Word of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit remains far from the state of eschatological perfection”. Since these revealed religions are works, not only of God but also of man, one religion cannot be identified as the only source of truth. The researcher has stated earlier in this chapter the special case of Christianity- due to the fact that the unfathomable God was made known through his son Jesus Christ. It is for this reason, the researcher contends, that the Church is the main advocator of interreligious dialogue; it might seem that this is an exclusivist claim but the researcher does not aim in stressing the primacy of Christianity.
This is supported by Alexander (2006) when he says that the word canon signifies a rule and it was used by Christian Fathers to designate the inspired scriptures. http://www.foundationsforfreedom.net/Topics/Bible/Bible_Canonization.html defines canonisation as the process by which the community of God's people accept certain scriptures as divinely inspired and authoritative. According to https://www.thefree dictionary.com/canonization canonisation is to include in the biblical canon, to approve as within canon law or to treat as sacred. Considering the above definitions I can define canonisation as a process by which the Christian community determine whether writings are inspired by God so as to consider those scriptures sacred and to include them in the biblical canon. When a book conforms to the canon or passes the test of authenticity it becomes a canonical book.
Most of the time peoples get their ethical or moral views from their religion since they were young. Most religions have explicit or implicit requirements or ideals for moral conduct although they also include other elements. In some cases, religions contain explicit rules or commandments: ‘Honor thy father and mother’ and ‘Thou shalt not kill.’ Some religions recognize and revere saints or holy people who provide models for us and exemplify virtues we should follow. (Barbara Mackinnon & Andrew Fiala, 2015) Divine command theory is the view that morality is dependent on the God, and that moral obligation consists in obeisance to the God’s commands. This theory includes the claim that morality is eventually based on the God’s commands and character, and that the morally right action
They respect their god more than anything and believe that people live to obey god. The main practices of Islam focus on the five pillars of Islam: Declaration of Faith, obligatory prayer, compulsory giving, Fasting in the month of Ramadan and Pilgrimage to Mecca: which include several holidays and rituals. Beliefs are important to Islam. They mainly care about the right beliefs about god, the right beliefs about humanity and the right beliefs about the universe. Something that Islam, Christianity and Judaism have in common, is that they all believe that there is only one god (which makes them monotheistic), which obviously lead to conflicts between the religions.
This type of belief of dominance could be pursued due to religion because if you believe in yourself or some type of God, the idea is present. Many groups that are anti-Jew or anti-Muslim for example, have ideas that they are grand, and that they need to remind the Jews and Muslims what their place is in society. Religion comes in many forms and each form has different viewpoints on life and towards other people. Each belief is different from another one and each can be just as scary as the other. Because there are so many religions there are different faiths and each faith has their own perspectives on how they view others.
The Old Testament, as opposed to the New Testament, shows many different sides of God. God is characterized as challenging, spiteful, or even vengeful in some of the stories of the Old Testament. Instead of teaching the concepts of love and forgiveness, the Old Testament emphasizes sacrifice and how it is required to live a life of faith. The Pentateuch introduces the covenants made between God and certain individuals in which, through fulfilling the tasks that God asks of them, they are granted His grace. God used these covenants, promises to His people, to hold mankind accountable for their own use of free will.
Throughout Book Two C.S. Lewis argues his belief in God. By relating his conceptual ideas to reality, evidenced by the existence of free will, he draws in the common folk to be educated in the teachings of God. He allows for the understanding of God’s existence and his influences on our civilization to be accessible to even the most stubborn of non-believers. Lewis eloquently explains his beliefs in a brief and enlightening manner, making Book Two informing and interesting to
The Marbury vs. Madison court case took place in 1803, but the conflict leading up to that took place at an earlier time. A few years before the court case there was a presidential election. The election of 1800, known as the first “dirty” election, was won by President Thomas Jefferson and he eventually replaced President John Adams to become the third president of the United States. Nearing the end of Adams’ presidency he decided to end his service by making a few more moves. Congress passed ‘The Judiciary Act of 1801’ and President Adams signs it on February 13, 1801, less than three weeks before the end of his term.
• Every person has the right to have their own religious belief. • There should be a separation between the church and state. The Application of the Law to the Facts: • The word religion is not defined in the constitution. Therefore, people are allowed to have many beliefs. • In this case, Mr. Reynolds was following the rules of his religion because he was believing that it was a way to please his god.
Jefferson’s wall, a matter of federalism, was raised between the national government and state governments regarding religion and not, generally, between the church and the civil government. Simply put, Jefferson’s wall had federalists and on the other state governments and churches. The wall’s main function was to describe the constitutional laws of the national and state governments specifically on religious concerns such as a day of fasting, prayer and thanksgiving being allowed on a public calendar.
Bradstreet believes that humanity is personal and the relationship with the loving God connects with humanity. Edward believes that humanity is natural played with a sin despite the ongoing effort that a person put to overcome it. Bradstreet’s works shows a conventional view in religion while staying true to it. Edward’s writing takes puritanism to its extreme. Anne Bradstreet believes that God helps us attain in the things needed.