Overview of Religious Traditions

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Explain how religious traditions describe and encourage the following relationships: o Relationship with the divine Most, if not all religious traditions, encourage a relation with the Divine by prayer. Oftentimes, this prayer is led by a member of the clergy, be this a rabbi (in Judaism) or a priest (in Christianity, or an Imam (in the Islam faith), but there are other faiths and sects (growing number of them) where the congregation chooses to have no representative, fixed mode of prayer, or rote and they, rather, pray in their own style usually meditating. Two examples of such approaches are that by the Quaker group, where worshippers volitiously share their thoughts that they believe are products of inspiration, and the Bahia faith that espouses beliefs in all faiths. Some faiths have a more intricate relationship with the Divine than others. Judaism, for instance, has a complex coda of commandments that direct it (using the behaviorist analogy) of creating a productive relationship both with God and with others. Islam is slightly less complex, and Christianity, arguably, least of all (although each of these faiths has numerous sects that differ, to various extents, in practice). In some faiths, it is a chosen minority who has a more select relationship with the Divine than others have. Buddhism, Confucianism, Sikhism, and Christianity, as represented by ecclesiastical elite, would be examples of these. o Relationship with sacred time The word 'holiday', that in
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