Happiness, Health and Economy: Three Strongly Related Elements of Religious Faith

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Before presenting an introduction of how different faiths interact within our lives I will briefly discuss what faith is. According to Hebrews 11:1 “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In general terms, faith is to believe in something we are not able to see, but know to be true. Briefly and objectively stated, a religious faith would be the belief of a superior existence that oversees the natural world. You may have a better or different description of what religious faith is, but it will definitely follow the roots of this description. However, even though faith’s description is not affected by acquiring a different religion, the type of faith an individual will follow won’t retain the same characteristics. For example, Judaism “unlike the Christian-Catholic view of God” (BBC-Jewish beliefs) does not divide God into different persons. One could argue that the faith still retains some similarities, and even though it is true it is also important to consider that a different religion would consistently affect the activities of the person involved.
If one where to research about religion then one could find all about the differences and similarities between religions, which are the key that will let us explain religious faiths’ effects in our lives. Judaism has a strong sense of community. They believe to have been chosen by God to follow His commandments and live an ethically fulfilling life. Because of this “the Jewish prayer book uses WE and OUR in prayers where some other faiths would use I and MINE.” (BBC 8) This does not only imply their proximity with God, but also their proximity within their community, friends, and especially family. Similarly, Latter-Day-Saints, also known as Mor...

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