Religion of any society regulates the social order and cultural patterns as cohesive force to bound people together with certain values of traditional aspects. The rituals and the ceremonies activate the reciprocal relations between the people as a bond of the religious identity. The downfall of the Igbo religion by the missionaries through the religious power of Christianity is the responsible factors to pose the questions of the issues of religious identity. The chief priest of the god Ulu, Ezeulu performs the religious rituals, offer prayers and sacrifices to the deity on behalf of the Igbo people of Umuaro. The festival of the Pumpkin Leaves marks the end of the old year and the arrival of the New Year He is considered as the man of religious
As with many pieces, this sculpture contains both symbolism and a narrative that reference a specific religion - in this case, Buddhism. These ideas strengthen the bond between the viewer and Seated Guanyin because while many people may not understand the entire context of the piece, they can pick up clues and emotions that the work emits. While explaining the role of the viewer in his article “Art and the Educated Audience” James O. Young writes that the only condition required to become the audience is to benefit from the aesthetic value of the art. Essentially, this means that an audience member is to be open to the piece and allow it to affect oneself in any format, such as religious inspiration, philosophical thought, or artistic awakening.
The complexity of mixed motivations does not negate, however, the usefulness of interacting hermeneutically with a religious tradition. It simply means that the interaction must be initiated on many levels, as would any secular discourse. Some people think of peace and conflict as a rational calculation of interests; others think in terms of ideological principles that necessitate conflict; and still others in deep emotional terms. Most people tend to envision the dialogue as a combination of cognitive and emotive constructs. It is exactly the same in religious life.
For Pelagius it is “through absolute obedience a person could have absolute certainty”. This certainty was critical for people as everything else was falling apart around them with the barbarian invasions. It goes further than that “obedience is a constitutive element in religion and human power as commensurate with obligations”. It is through obedience that humans have power in religion. He believes that for humanity to show love back to God is to live like Christ because humans have our free will.
Although he agrees that it is beneficial to learn from other traditions, but conversion from their birth culture and tradition will add confusion to their identity. To support this he tells the reader to ask this question to themselves, “Am I attracted to this new tradition because of the essential teachings; or, is it because I find the rituals more fascinating; or, is it because I imagine this new tradition will be less demanding?”(445). If the person still converts after thinking the question through then he thinks it is essential that he does not comment on his previous faith. Throughout the essay Dalai Lama has given the reasons why religion plays an important role to shape the person. Every religion has an essential part to share an enriched diversity.
The idea behind this moment is not come forward and say that the religion is wrong, but instead ideas are introduce to promote the specific details for the religion that might appear silly to most individuals. When educating the villagers about the history, there is an obvious atmosphere where the creators intended to promote that the origins of the religion seem ridiculous and unrealistic and well as unpractical. The whole ordeal is performed with a very presentational
The traditional society is seen as a collective conscience because religion brings the group together. Durkheim thought that the modern society was better, more sane. While Durkheim calls modern society a disconnective collectiveness conscience, because everyone depends on themselves. Durkheim called the progress from traditional to modern society a “natural evolutionary progression.” He
These religious references build upon each other to develop Burgess’ notion that God created humans with free will, and how this leaves humankind flawed and prone to evil tendences. Though, despite this, humanity’s free will is the most important thing to both God and humanity itself. Burgess sees humans as beings
Such overwhelming questions have subjective answers due to varying descriptions of entities and research. However, the general consensus can compromise that indeed religion is derived from humanity. The practice of worship, in simpler terms, implements an objective to all of societies. Not only does it provide the satisfaction of mankind’s inception but it provides them a purpose. That purpose- that motivation- can range from following the 10 Commandments to spreading peace and love.
Lust should be embraced and seen as one of the many gifts from God. Lust in a non - sexual sense is also good because it helps us realize, what we really want, and in the long run we will be happier and better people if we can realize and get what we want. Simon Elkeles said, “I believe in lust at first sight, and attraction, but not love”. For some love and desire is confusing, but lust can be their north star to guide them to what they