Religion : Religion And Religion

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Tradition is often thought of as something that people pass down throughout the generations such as practices within families or communities. However, religion, too many is defined as the belief in a God or higher power or existence. Religion tend to differs too many people. Although religion is key factor in many people lives and culture around the world, there are many people who do not have religious beliefs. There are several different views on religion, God, Gods, and what figure or being represents religion around the world and in many different cultures. As I think about religion, I think about the different view on how people worship and what is often considered sacred to the various religious groups and practices. In this paper, I will discuss all the essentials that play a role in the each religious practices, the belief of each religion, and the commonalities that each religion share as well as the issues persons or cultures tend to deal with regarding their beliefs. Essentials When considering the essential elements of religion, we must remember that religion is often considered organized or unorganized in practice. As I think about religion, I think of what a person believes in and what a person practices. Religion can include, worshipping, praying, and/or fasting. Religions are different in the context of what people believe. Such as some religion, the followers may worship a statue such as Buddha, do praise dances such as in churches or have paintings. I have found that many religion go to church, pray, worship but what I have really found as a similarity in practice is that each religion worships their God or higher power. People who share in the Christian religion often go to church, worship, and pray togeth... ... middle of paper ... ... told, art that has been found or reproduced as well as formal and informal written works. Philosophy is also something that has been used to help people understand the why something happens. Critical issues in the academic study of religion There are many issues that can be found in religion. Many religions do not recognize the rights of women. Women are not permitted to enter some temples. Some religions prevent women from preaching in the pulpit. Most religions are still of the belief that women are meant to follow and support their husbands. Some religious practices require women to keep their heads covers at all times when entering a holy place. Religion seems to be a topic that differs in many cultures. Although their practices and values many differ, one thing remains a constant, that is the respect each cultural share for their religious Gods or symbols.

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