A True Religion

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A True Religion

“A true religion makes hope possible rather than despair convincing”

Religions come in all forms but essentially serve the same purpose in human’s lives. By definition, religion is “human beings’ relation to that which they regard as holy, sacred, spiritual, or divine” (Webster 1). It is commonly associated with a person’s relation to God or gods or spirits. Worshiping and following religious doctrines is a main cause for followers’ behaviors and a societies social mores and folkways. These basic religious elements prescribe different “moral conducts, right beliefs and participation in religious institutions” for followers to adhere to in order to fulfill their religious life (Britannica 1). Through the
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As time progressed, many of the polytheistic views of religion gave way to a monotheistic view of religion. Monotheism proposed that there is only one God ruling over all the events and phenomena of the world as well as the spiritual realm. Most of the monotheistic religions are based on the events and encounters that occurred in The Bible. The Bible depicts many different religions and events throughout The Old Testament. The Old Testament also depicts the actions and prophecies of events to come, such as the coming of Jesus. Some religions just use the teachings of The Old Testament as the main backbone of the religion. One of these religions is Judaism. Judaism is the religion of the Jews. It is “the complex expression of a religious and ethnic community, a way of life, as well as a set of basic beliefs and values” (Britannica 6). Jewish religion was developed from “the response of the people of Israel to the divine presence in history . . . and for mankind itself” (Britannica 6). Jewish faith helps structure “the pattern of communal and individual life” of the people (Britannica 6). The continual analysis of history resulted in the establishment of a covenant that was documented into the Jewish holy book, The Torah. The basis of the Torah was to develop “a further means by which the divine presence was made expressed in concrete human existence” (Britannica 6). The Jewish faith follows the examples and actions that the
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