Religion Is The Sense Of Mystery For The Unknown And Adoration

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Religion is system of beliefs driven by the feeling that some questions can only be answered by faith; for instances, questions such as where did we come from? and What happens to us after we die? These and other external mysteries helps define religion as beliefs in supernatural forces, community, myth, moral code, ritual, and the belief in the afterlife. The belief in supernatural beings, especially god is based on an intuition that there is something greater than ourselves or a higher power that we must answer to. Community is communal in nature and a social group bound together by the above. Myth is the sense of mystery for the unknown and adoration when we come in presence of sacred places, objects, and rituals. More importantly,…show more content…
Additionally, religion provides security for believers and emotional support. For example, a lots of people feel protective from their gods and emotional support because they have a transcendental relationship that help them deal with dependence, scarcity, and powerlessness. Another function of religion that is very useful to society is that religion contribute to individuals identities. Many believers identifies themselves with one religion "I am Catholic, I am Muslim or I am Jewish" because they inherritag like their ethnicity. At last, religion is very useful to society because it direct individuals and teach us ethics for the appropriate behavior of established society.
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3. Discuss the modern Branches of Judaism. What factors in your view account for the apparent inter-denominational harmony among the various groups? (Page 126)
The Reform, Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Humanistic are modern branches of Judaism that "...reconcile centuries-old-traditions with the new ways of thinking and living promoted by the European Enlightenment (Oxford, 126)." The Reform branch of Judaism is the most liberal of all
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