Catholicism

2239 WordsFeb 21, 20129 Pages
Catholicism Uncovering a religious understanding requires a universal acceptance of a higher being, and the willingness to accept the teachings of that particular faith. There are questions that many want answered in regards to what is religion, why so many different kinds of faiths, and what urges a person to practice certain religious traditions. What is known today is that religious traditions make who a person has become. Religion being a very complex issue throughout the world is a simple belonging, an attachment to the ultimate being. Some may look at having a religion as not being alone, or having a sense of direction in this confused world. Some find peace and answers sitting in from of a statues praying and some hold a…show more content…
During their prayers they were asking Jesus to forgive them, to guide them to a better understanding, a better place, to keep them away from evil, and rid them of their sins. At one point they all upon the request of the priest greeted each other and blessed one another with peace. Catholicism a religion not so different than what was known to most, there are similarities that clarify the presence of an ultimate being. It could truly be called a religion of God among all the others. The official model of religion is present within Catholicism, models such as a doctrine; the holy bible, cultic expressions; rituals and institutional organizations; church buildings. Catholicism from far seemed different than most religions, but a closer look concluded that it isn’t. Catholicism and Islam have many similarities, such as the Holy water, the importance of church or mosque attendance, and in total their strict religious teachings. Liz once took her niece who was 5 then to the Holy Mass, during the Holy Mass the priest hands out a wafer that represents Christ’s body and wine that represents Christ’s blood. Her niece asked what the wafer was, so Liz split it in half allowing her a taste. The women behind them became very angry as to why Liz broke the wafer. This older women being of course extremely religious explained to Liz in a very angry tone that what she did wasn’t appropriate. Now Liz knows not to repeat that act
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