Religion's Role In Diversity

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In todays society, we as a country are faced with challenges when diversity is present. Choosing a topic was extremely difficult due to the fact, each topic is special and unique and has it’s own purpose to serve. For my research paper, I choose to enlighten my readers with a better understanding of religion, and its sole purpose as a diversity. Religion is a topic that can draw you closer to friends, family, co-worker, and enemies, yet can distant some because of its values and beliefs that aren’t shared. There are many religions that are practiced throughout the world by various cultures and ethnicities. In the ancient and medieval world, the etymological Latin root religio was understood as an individual virtue of worship, never as doctrine,…show more content…
They’re lots of religions that are practiced, but don’t share the same beliefs. During the history of religion, it has continued to be a vital part of societies and human experiences. It helps you establish your thought process and how you choose to react to one’s environment. Religion, as a true belief system, allow you to shape what people think and how the world perceives you. “ As a social institution, religion is a pattern of social action, organized around beliefs and is a pattern of social actions, organized around beliefs and practices people developed to answer questions about the meaning of existence.” When performing as an institution, religion persists over time and has an organizational structure into which members are socialized. It is vital to distinguish importance when examining religion objectively in its social and cultural…show more content…
People outside of Buddhism often think that Buddhists worship the Buddha. However, the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) never claimed to be divine, but rather he is viewed by Buddhists as having attained what they are also striving to attain, which is spiritual enlightenment and, with it, freedom from the continuous cycle of life and death. Most Buddhists believe a person has countless rebirths, which inevitably include suffering. A Buddhist seeks to end these rebirths. Buddhists believe it is a person 's cravings, aversion and delusion that cause these rebirths. Therefore, the goal of a Buddhist is to purify one 's heart and to let go of all yearnings toward sensual desires and the attachment to oneself. Buddhists follow a list of religious principles and very dedicated meditation. When a Buddhist meditates it is not the same as praying or focusing on a god, it is more of a self-discipline. Through practiced meditation a person may reach Nirvana -- "the blowing out" of the flame of desire. Buddhism provides something that is true of most major religions: disciplines, values and directives that a person may want to live

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