After becoming baptized, you become members of the Body of Christ and also new members in the Catholic faith. However, the journey in the faith does not end there. Even years after baptism, it is important to strive to grow and learn more about the religion along with all the amazing things it has to offer. It is necessary to be baptized in order to receive the Holy Spirit during the sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit then makes us ‘strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ’(Catholic Encyclopedia). Once Catholics reach an age of reason they are allowed to receive certain sacraments.
And the music is a special aspect in cultural imperialism. It is easy to use music to influence people’s mind by the lyrics and rhythm. There are so many kinds of music being a trend during a certain time. For example, in the early of 20th century, the American music is the trend and its influence around the globe. Many peoples are more interested about and focusing on the classical music, blues, and country music, also jazz which from African Americans.
One of the main figures in this religion is the Pope which is the leader of the Catholic Church which is located in Rome. The Pope has a great influence worldwide not only to Catholics but to everyone as he is a figure that people look up to. Many of the Catholics traditions and customs are similar to the ones of the Christians like going to church on the holy day of Sunday, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ in other words Christmas, and most important holiday for Catholics Easter which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many Catholics and Christians refer the week prior to Easter as Holy week. With many of the similarities between Christians and Catholics what really makes them different?
However, there are new religions and new gods being brought up quite frequently. A specific religion is christianity. Christianity was very unlike other religions, particularly because of their monotheistic views. Christians were seen as threat to the Romans at this time prior to around 381, which is around when Christianity became a common religion. Although Christians were good citizens, and people who wanted to follow Jesus, they were constantly impacted by aspects of the Roman culture.
The Spanish Inquisition’s goal of mass conversion to Catholicism could have been much more effectively achieved if those in charge of the Inquisition considered one of the most important examples of large-scale evangelization in the Bible: the Pentecost and the beginnings of the Church. Motivated by the intense love of the Holy Spirit instead of contempt for those who had different beliefs, a small number of disciples peacefully preached about Christ, rapidly bringing in converts from all nations that would unite and establish what would soon become one of the world’s most influential and long-lasting powers (New International Version, Acts 2-47). In the present day, Islam is quickly, naturally, and nonviolently growing into an even larger influence in the world, so forceful imposition of the religion through terrorism is unnecessary. So many children are currently being born and raised into Muslim families that Islam will probably become the world’s leading religion, surpassing the prolonged dominance and historical impact of Christianity, within the second half of this century (Lipka). Also, it has never been necessary that a nation’s citizens share the same religion in order for that nation to be unified and prosperous; in fact, many of the greatest empires and nations known in history have been religiously tolerant.
The Catholic Church believes the sacrament of marriage is an opportunity designed to join two souls together and experience a sense of agape love; however the Catholic Church acknowledges a need for an annulment under certain circumstances. The research stated shows the views and understandings of the sacrament of matrimony, the circumstances and explanation of how and when an annulment would be seen as acceptable, then an explanation of an annulment and how a person who has filed for an annulment plays a role in the church and to the society as a whole. Throughout the Bible, there are constant references to marriage. From the first book, God made man and thought he needed a wife; he removed a vital part of the body, a rib, to
Many religions use the same objects, however, the definition of that object depends on the religion and its history and/ or story. Many of the attitudes and beliefs that are formed towards certain animals, clothing, colors, and so forth are due to the adoption of moral and religious beliefs that have been passed down through generations. An individual’s religious background plays an outstanding role in their perception and definition of many objects. The use of symbols can be seen throughout all of the World religions. Religious ideas have created many of the symbols; and in turn the symbols themselves help to communicate and strengthen the religious ideas, (Mbiti, 1975).Take, for instance, Christianity, the cross is a symbol of salvation, love and justice.
In Diaz’s Narration, the use of Spanish has a purpose, it shows or reveals in certain degree hints of the traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean. Taking as an example “Fiesta 1980”, Diaz uses a lot the expression “Dios mio”, “Bendición”, “Que Dios te bendiga” (Meyer 172) reflecting the religiosity of the Dominicans since 68.9 percent of the population declare to have Roman Catholic as their religion (Buffington). This shows that most of the population is devoted to a Christian religion and that represents a big part of their beliefs and traditions and even though the narration is in English these words are in Spanish to emphasize the meaning that they had for them. This is a clear example of a mix of cultures through the language. Other words that are not translated into English are “Pastelito”, “Tostones”, “Chicharrones”, “Sancocho”, “Pernil” (Meyer 175-77), these are traditional foods of Dominican people and since they have a big meaning for their culture they remain in Spanish.
For example, Asians who usually have yellow skin and black eyes are more introvert, quiet and clam all the time; Africans who have black skin are more active and are very talented in music and sports. Different races stand for different customs and cultures. America, as a country of immigrants, has included many races ,therefore, it also means that America has embraced various cultures. Although each culture has its advantages and defaults, we could find that every culture of a different race has made great contributions to the American culture
Religion in the Philippines works in the same fashion. Since the country is dominantly Roman Catholic, the laws made have some kind of religious perspective put into them. An example of this is the RH Law. The law covers multiple topics such as teaching sexual education in school, availability of contraceptives, the importance of family planning, and others. Although the law could be very beneficial for the development of the country, the Church is against many of these because of its beliefs about sex and marriage.