A Case Study of Christian Influences

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Christianity is one of the major religions of the world. It is a global religion in which majority of the countries of the world partake in. Christians believe in God as the Supreme Being and the creator of the world. They also believe in his Son Jesus Christ and refer to him as the Messiah and the Savior of the World and the Messiah as they believe He died to save their sins. What makes Christianity different from other religions of the world is that it has more followers than other religions, it is more widely distributed around the world, and it is better documented with the start of the bible most especially (Hinnells 2005, p. 441). Hinnells also stated that one in every seven person in North America as well as Africa is a Christian, which eventually accounts for nearly about half a million people just from these continents (p. 441). To some people, Christianity is much more than just getting down on one’s knees and asking God for a favor, it is a way of life, an ultimate belief, a culture which structures the one’s way of life especially depending on the region where one lives. Christianity has also been said to impact education, science, medicine and in general most modern way of life (Encyclopedia Britannica). This paper with talk about how being a Christian influences the culture of everyday life in both Nigeria and Canada (the West). This comparison will give a better understanding of the different way people take their Christian lives. One could be more lax than the other but the similarity both comparison have is that they both concern being “A Christian”. Most of this writing will be objective because I am a Nigerian living in Canada. Before going into specifics about what Christianity means to people in Africa as op... ... middle of paper ... ...ada. http://www.wildcanada.net/culture-and-religion-in-canada.html Falola, T. (2000). Culture and Customs of Nigeria. Westport, CT, USA: Greenwood Press. Hinnells, The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, p. 441 James D. Mallory, Stanley C. Baldwin, The kink and I: a psychiatrist's guide to untwisted living, 1973, p. 64 McCarron, G. (2001). Gratitude: Almighty Thanks. Communication in everyday life. Pp.261-268 "Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs Certificate | Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs | Georgetown University". Berkleycenter.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-04 The Holy Bible. King James Version. Poll: Most Canadians say religion not important, although the majority believe in God. Retrieved 2012-10-06 http://life.nationalpost.com/2012/04/07/religion-not-important-to-most-canadians-although-majority-believe-in-god-poll/

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