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Day after day people turn to religion and God to find answers and to seek help with there problems or for other various reasons. People turn to religion to try and make sense of a world that can often seem too stressful and meaningless, to rise above however with faith; it gives the impression of meaning. It is said He can inspire souls and compel one to engage in acts of justice and mercy in addition to promising eternal life with Him (Bahr vi). One can doubt the chances most believers know of the origin and history of there own religion. Christian believers accept Jesus Christ was the messiah; yet, one can learn history suggests an alternant truth.
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When many Americans believe that everyone is Christian or Catholic, some people practice an ancient religion. This religion, commonly known as the umbrella-term “Paganism” is back on the move with a contemporary feel. Paganism is an earth-based religion, focusing around the elements and nature. Throughout this paper Paganism will be explained, along with two of its well-known sections, how Pagans worship, and Pagan holidays. Paganism has many sub-cultures, such as Wiccan, Druidism, NeoPaganism and more.
Myths were also generated to tell the story of the first people to inhabit the earth. The Egyptian mythology elevated these people to the level of Gods and Goddesses by giving them supernatural and special powers. These myths of creation were passed from one generation to the next, either orally or by hieroglyphs painted in sacred temples, pyramids, and sanctuaries. Ancient Egyptians tried to understand their place in the universe. This is why their mythology is centered on nature such as the earth, sky, moon, sun, stars, and the Nile River.
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Abraham was the first Father or ruler of the Hebrew people. Abraham was also seen as "Abram" in the earliest citations. According to Genesis, "Abram" means the "father of love" or and exaltation of the father. Abraham, if he existed at all, lived sometime between 2100 and 1500 B.C. in Ur, Mesopotamia in present day Iraq.