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    the Study of Religion to Religious People Assuming that "religion" here has the same meaning as one of the definitions referred to in O U Block 4 Unit 14 (and in particular is an activity caught by Ninian Smart's The Nature of Religion, A5 Resource Book 3) we still need to know what is meant by "religious people" before we can properly answer the question posed for this essay. By "religious people", presumably the question is not referring to theologians but ordinary people who follow a particular

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    People are religious for many reasons. These include the difference religion makes in life and how religious beliefs influence actions. Religion structures a religious person’s life. More than three quarters of the world’s population consider they belong to a religion. All aspects of religion are reasons for a person to be religious. For some, the difference that sacred places, books, prayer and celebration make is significant. Others, the belief that there is something beside our own world or the

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    The Use of Narratives to Express the Religious Beliefs of People in Western Religions For the layman, familiarity with the major religions stems from the stories that are associated with them. Using the narratives that are derived from the sacred texts is the most prominent way in which our society identifies the Western religions. The Jewish tradition is best correlated to stories like the Exodus and the parting of the Red Seas, for example, as are the many tales of the miracles of Jesus connected

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    "There should be no rich religious people as long as there is poverty." I will examine eight points of view and explain them in and what could to those opinions then, based on those, come to my own conclusions. 'Religious People Could Do More' Religious people in that 10% are prone to having spare money, yet not much is done. If they were to donate enough money poverty could be brought to an end in a variety of places. This would mean a lot of money being donated, but if you have the

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    gain was also on the minds of Massachusetts Bay Company members, but more central in their motives for leaving was to avoid the religious persecution that threatened their lives in England. A meager living and religious persecution brought many Puritans to Massachusetts. The proprietors of Massachusetts came to New England to form a holy commonwealth of religious people. The Puritans, as they were known, settled with the hopes that they could still reform the Church of England. This goal earned

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    about religion and spirituality. When you finish reading this essay, you might say, “It’s 2005; why in the world do you care about religious crap anymore?” Or maybe, “Get down off your crucifix, man.” Or, “You’re gay. Get a life.” That one’s my favorite. But before you bust out the Bible jokes, you could try to pinpoint the reason as to why you find religious people to be odd or ridiculous. Let’s see if this sounds familiar. Let’s start when you’re little. Your parents take you to a church, mosque

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    religion tries to suck kids in through fear. Yet, while this approach may work on some, others grow out of, just as in believing in Santa Clause. Currently, with the more open-minded view of everything in society, there are less and less overtly religious people in the world. Jean-Paul Sartre saw this concept. He saw God as a concept dwindling on the brink of existence. “Traditionally religion tells us that we must conform to God’s ideas of humanity to become fully human. Instead we must see human beings

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    Buddhism in Vietnam

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    Buddhism in Vietnam The Vietnamese people have said to have first appeared in the Christian era, because the religion that was first adapted was Christianity. This would explain why the Vietnamese people are such religious people. But it does not really explain there major religion change to Buddhism, because Buddhism is really not a religion that is native to Vietnam. Buddhism my be one of the most known religions in the world by name, but not by what is actually involved in it. Christine

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    was performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 10.0, applying Pearson's chi-square as the test of statistical significance and Cramer's V as the measure of association. The results of this study indicate that very religious people are more inclined to view premarital sexual relations as always wrong. When compared to the three generation categories, no significant correlation existed. Introduction Most couples have asked themselves whether or not sex is the next

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    a very religious man, committed adultery, which was a sin in the Puritan community. Of course, this sin could not be committed alone. His partner was Hester Prynne. Hester was caught with the sinning only because she had a child named Pearl. Dimmesdale was broken down by Roger Chillinsworth, Hester Prynne’s real husband, and by his own self-guilt. Dimmesdale would later confess his sin and die on the scaffold. Dimmesdale was well known by the community and was looked up to by many religious people

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