Term Papers on Religion
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.... who have entered the courthouses scattering
the United States, like the colorful leaves scattered across peoples' yards
during autumn, have pleaded innocence - blaming parents and their unjust
upbringing. They scream to the jury that it really wasn't their fault, but the
fault of their parents because if they had a perfect childhood then they
wouldn't have committed the crime. It is true that the values that children
develop in their early years are important in influencing future decisions but
how does this explain the many adults that climb above their hor .....
The Bible And The Word "Inspire"
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.... Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for
teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man
of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." Here Timothy is
relating a charge given to him by Paul. As a story that is being told, it can be
easily inferred that Paul had confronted opposition to the belief that scripture
was in fact inspired by God, and therefore valid. Using literary criticism
allows us to stay on the surface of what is being said, and not necessarily have
to dig behind it to find the true meaning (we'll lea .....
Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Roman Catholic Religion In Modern Society
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.... For every action, there is an equal and opposite
reaction, if not in this life, then the next. Hindu's also believe that
punishing the body is part of the path to salvation. Christianity is
nothing like this. Many Christians live in high©class society.
Christianity is one of the most appealing in that any sins may easily be
corrected and that Christians may live comfortable, if not wealthy lives
Christianity, like other religions though, has many weaknesses.
Although as time goes on, Christianity is slowly evolving and trying to
Bodily Resurrection And 1 Corinthians 15: 42-54
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.... was written around 54 C.E. and was addressed to the
congregation which was made up primarily of gentiles and was located in Corinth.
At the time, Corinth was a highly urbanized and religiously diverse city which
made it very conducive to the early Christian movement. Paul's first letter to
the Corinthians was written as a response to a letter he had received (which did
not survive) from the Corinthians in which Paul was asked to settle various
disputes that were arising within the struggling congregation. Writing in
apostolic fashion to the congregation h .....
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.... helps one have a fuller understanding of oneself.
Buddha taught "the Four Noble Truths." The first is "Life is
Suffering," which means everyone suffers jealously, pain, sickness, etc.
even enlightened ones. The second is "Suffering is Caused by Attachment,"
which basically says one must accept responsibility for one's actions. The
third noble truth is, "Freedom from Attachment is the Cure for Suffering";
this says when one is released from suffering he shall reach a state of
mystical unity with the one that created the universe, nirvana. The l .....
The New Age Movement
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.... common values. These values are based on mysticism
and monism which is the world view that "all is one".
The New Age movement is not a cult by any accepted sociological
definition. Although there are several cults which could be classified within,
such as the Transcendental Meditation and the followers of deported Indian guru
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Cult membership is by far the exception and not the
rule for New Agers. New Agers tend to be eclectic which means that they draw
what they think is the best from various sources. Exclusive devotion to a
single t .....
Definition For Satanism
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.... This faith includes the recognition of
Satan either as a deity or as a principle. Three main denominations exist: the
Church of Satan, the Temple of Set, and the Church of Satanic Liberation. Other
short lived Satanic groups currently exist and have existed in the recent past.
According to Statistic Canada, the 1991 census found 335 Canadians who
identified themselves as Satanists. The actual Number is probably significantly
larger. A United States Department of the Army pamphlet #165-13 "RELIGIOUS
REQUIREMENTS AND PRACTICES OF CERTAIN SELECTED GROUPS .....
Christianity And Change
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.... because they fear that
the year 2000 will bring about the ending of the world.
There was a time when Christians naturally turned to God when they
had problems. Today that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Traditions
have drastically changed. It almost seems as if religion is a dying
tradition all together. “The signs of death are seen in the declining
membership of the mainline Protestant traditions and in both the declining
attendance and declining authority now seen in the Catholic and Orthodox
churches” (Rollins). People are just not going to churc .....