Shared Religious Knowledge

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Knowledge is important in order to produce meaning and purpose in life for all humans to set and consequently achieve goals. When it comes to producing meaning and purpose in life, many people will use different approaches. Many like me would seek religious guidance through personal and shared religious knowledge which I will analyze within my essay. For others they may follow a non-religious ethical code which will allow them to live life according to ethical theories such as existentialism and Nietzsche. The knowledge questions I will be exploring throughout this essay are ‘To what extent are the ways of knowing Intuition and reason conflicting or emergent WOK in building personal knowledge?’ and ‘To what extent does personal and shared Religious…show more content…
Being a Sikh I follow strict teachings from the holy book Guru Granth Shaib. Which is a shared religious knowledge source this allows me to make sense of the world and build meaning and purpose within our lives. This shared religious knowledge in prompts Sikhs to follow the ten Gurus main teachings on how to live and create meaning and purpose. The six major religions around the world which are Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and Judaism are all religions that consist of disciples who are more conservative or liberals. Many strict Sikhs like my parents follow the teachings of Sikhism and live life according to The Guru Granth Sahib, An example of this would be wearing the turban and not cutting hair. Eating non-vegetarian food or to take intoxicants is strongly forbidden according to the Gurus teachings. The Gurus are the authoritive figures in Sikhism who are regarded as the teachers working for God. Many liberal Sikhs would follow some teachings but will think that drinking alcohol or eating non-vegetarian food is acceptable. 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…show more content…
We must be able to use knowledge to question judgement. A question many people would ask that does not have empirical evidence to prove tends to be if God exists? There is no empirical evidence whether god exists, inductive reasoning and intuition strongly oppose each other at this point because deductive reasoning would ask for evidence to suggest that God exists however my intuition would say that God does exist through personal experiences. CREATIONISM: However the big bang could be argued because monotheists believe that a higher being is only possible to create such an event. By using inductive reasoning, solid evidence can eliminate any sense of doubts. We use reason to live our daily lives however to what extent is inductive reasoning reliable? Ignorance around the world can be used as an example to question inductive reasoning. Islamophobia has become a very big
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