Religion is a universal term that is widely used for a human’s belief system. The views on how religions compare to one another can be defined differently. One view explains religions using a united belief system by their common goals. Another view explains that different religions are just a shared essence and have vast differences between their specific traditions and customs. This shared essence, but vastly different theory, is explained by Stephen Prothero, using the term “pretend pluralism”. There are many major and minor religions that have guided people in their morals and beliefs. Religions, such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. All five of these current, major religions have vast differences, but may have common goals in their morals, traditions, etc. Two of the most practiced religions, of these five, are Christianity and Islam. These two religions are constantly at battle with one another, but what many people don’t see is that there are just as many similarities between these two religions as there are differences. Through this paper we will discover the underlying similarities and differences between these two religions and, hopefully, conclude that supports either the common goal theory or the “pretend pluralism” theory.
In the doctrinal statement we can find evidence of the religious affiliation of GCU. It clearly states the university beliefs based on a Christian worldview. Following the idea of the doctrinal statement, I can say that we believe in God reflected into his three full and equal forms; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We recognize Jesus as the reincarnation of God in earth, He is fully God and fully man, and salvation can only be achieved through Him. The statement also reminds us of the incredible love of God for us, who created us in his image and sent us His only Son to redeem our sins. This Christian worldview is based on the scriptures of the Bible, which encourage us to live accordingly to its message, and influences our interaction with other
Adhering to your religious and personal beliefs in a society where there have been generational shifts in attitudes toward nonmarital sex is challenging. These changes in sexual attitudes and behaviors are connected to growing cultural individualism in the United States. When a culture places more importance on the desires of the self and less on social rules, more relaxed attitudes toward sexuality are the almost inevitable result. You are faced with the decision of conforming to a society where the acceptance of premarital sex is at an all time high. Yet, your religion and personal beliefs have shaped your moral compass, which makes it evident that you do not wish to stray away from your decision of abstaining from sex until marriage. In efforts to assist you in effectively communicating your desires to your girlfriend we will evaluate your relationship through key communication concepts such as: culture, Social Exchange Theory, Social Penetration Theory, listening, and Self-Discrepancy Theory. .
The Westboro Baptist Church goes out its way to spread its toxic messages about veterans, LGBT Community. The Unitarian Universalism, advocates liberal, community actions.
Freedom of religion has been a right guaranteed to individuals in society. However, it is ultimately just an idea put in place that is disregarded as something insignificant. The workplaces of many people choose to deny employees the right to express their religion freely, for fear it may leave a bad image for the company. It is apparent that freedom of religion is not a strong right as many people may have originally thought it was. The limits of this right have been tested for decades and continue to be an issue for people today. Freedom of religion may go on to exist as a right in society, but when investigating deeper into this privilege, it is evident that it is merely an idea taken for granted.
American religion is freedom. Every religion has their equal right to worship and develop. The government cannot be biased in any religion in particular. The Mormon is about sharing and helping as a family. In the book “In Search Of Grace” by Kristin Hahn, she followed the sisters to each household to talk with them about joining Mormon Church. The Christian Science is about believing in self-healing, and all the illnesses are from our imagination, or they are illusions of life. Unitarians believes that God is one as in the book she mentioned “they together embrace individual liberty, free will, reason, inquiry, independent communication with God,…” (chapter 8, page 111). In chapter ten of the book, Hahn talks about how Jewish people blend the belief into daily activities such as
.In the new world there are two dominant religions that we see in the readings which were the puritans and the Catholics. Even though both of this religions had may differences they also had some similarities. A similarity that seems commend in both religions is that they both believe that all actions and results were the way they happened because of god. Puritans believe that the rich people were rich and the poor people were poor because god wanted them to be that way (23). The Jesuits believe that they were send to the new world because and that god wanted them to teach and improve the believes of the natives because god wanted them to do so (37). They both believe that there is one god and Jesus Christ was the son of god (24, 31). They strongly believe in the bounds of love and need to help and give to your neighbor (24).
No other independent enlightenment in the world allows individual independence to the United States of America. American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have improved a set of lawful policies that comprehensively shelter all types of the power of appearance. When it comes to appraising the level to which people take benefit of the occasion to convey believes, many members of culture can be accountable for misusing the boundary of the First Amendment through openly offending others through racism or obscenity (Karen O’Connor & Larry J. Sabato 2006). America is what it is because of the Bill of rights and the Constitution of the United States of America. The ratification of the Constitution warranted that religious dissimilarity
I was apart of the debate arguing that American separation of church and state and tolerance for religious expressions in politics, is the best way to manage religious differences in politics. As societies modernize, new religious groups emerge, thus giving people greater religious choice. Within the United States, one can choose from a wide variety of world religions and feel free to express their religion openly within social culture, unlike in privatized countries such as France. The main example of a fully denominational system is the United States. The U.S. accepts the concept of religious pluralism. This pluralism is important in the U.S.’s strive to maintain the separation of church and state. Over the longer term, societies like the
The United States of America has the most diverse religious population in the world. In places like Iraq, Syria, Israel, Afghanistan, Yemen, and other countries too numerous to mention, countless lives are lost over religious differences. In America, a Protestant can live happily next door to a Jew, who might live across the street from a Muslim, or a Catholic, or a Sikh, or even a Humanist! This is in no small way attributed to the fact that the US Constitution’s First Amendment includes what is known as the establishment clause, which states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” effectively separating affairs of religious institutions from secular,
At times, the specific religious traditions, practices, and beliefs of the past are not enough to fill the spiritual void of the modern human being. Even more, a single religion alone may not hold all of the answers to satisfy one’s desire for enlightenment, and many choose a new path. This is the path that led to the creation of the religious denomination of Unitarian Universalism.
I started my search based off my long held interest in politics, and the issues that affect the way we govern. So I boiled that down to the entities that decide when and what we govern. Political Parties. After I had my subject I looked at the three things I believe political parties play a role in. The three areas of interest I chose were our political parties role in our history, economics, and religion, and what factors in those areas determine how political parties’ function.
“American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us,” by Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell, and “America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity,” by Robert Wuthnow, give different thoughts to religion and politics in the United States. Putnam and Campbell utilize the concepts of shocks and aftershocks to highlight religious changes in the United States. On the other hand, Wuthnow uses observations to focus on the encounters of religious diversity in the United States. Wuthnow compares American Christianity with other popular religions in America and how Christianity has affected the perception of religion. Putnam and Campbell’s “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us” is a more persuasive assessment of American religion and politics.
Liberalism is a political philosophy that is founded on the ideas of liberty and equality and controls how a society functions. Since liberalism is expressed as a political ideology, it helps dictate how a nation can achieve its national security, its stable economy and the extent of control a government should possess. The perspective of the source illustrates how government intervention is needed during the threat of national security. Although, during times that national security is not being threatened, the collective society should have the freedom to break from the unnecessary government control. A philosopher such as Rousseau would have agreed with the position of the source as it gave an option of security to the people - but also gave them the choice to break the contract if they believed their rights were being violated. While a philosopher such as Hobbes would have disagreed with the source on the terms that he believed in a monarchy and believed that people needed government control at all times. Furthermore, as liberalism provides people their freedoms but also allows a certain extent of government control, the source should be taken to an full extent on the grounds that government control should only be emplaced considering national security, government control, and economic stability - which is shown through the internment of Japanese-Canadians, the New Deal, and the Patriotic Act.