One night at eight o’clock, Charles Colson visited a friend named Tom Phillipse. Before his acceptance of Christ, Tom lived much as Colson did; he was a ruthless businessman who ventured any measure upon which to win his way. Amidst witnessing Tom’s change briefly himself, Colson decided to make this additional visit. During this visit, Tom explained further to Colson his transformation and offered him a book called “Mere Christianity” by C. S. Lewis.
Religion is a topic that many people are interested in learning about. It brings many questions, and there are many unknowns that we don’t know about. People question as to where do certain beliefs come from and where certain religions were developed. Religion is a choice in every person 's life. It is like having your own freedom. Having freedom gives every individual the choice to worship and pray to whomever they consider to be their one and only God. The faith denomination gives us the opportunity to be apart of any religion we want and no one can change that view. Religion is self-governed by each person, and every person is entitled to their own beliefs.
Religion is something that virtually all humans have in common. In all corners of the world and in all eras of history, people have wondered about the meaning of life, how to make the best of it, what happens afterwards and if there is anyone or anything "out there." The world of philosophy consists of so many unanswered questions. One such question is whether or not God exists. This is the very question that has grasped the imagination of humanity since the birth of reason, and the same question that has plagued scientists and philosophers without coming close to an accepted conclusion. God is a word that means different things to different people. The definition for God, according to most monotheistic religions is the creator and ruler
As a result, I believe that the best definition of religion is “a set of guidelines that defines who you are, whether or not you worship a god or gods. Religion varies from person to person and is based on personal faith and it is also greater than its followers and allows individuals to explore the true meaning of life” (Nguyen and Ibaviosa et al., 2014)
For many people, religion is a very touchy subject. For most, it is a personal decision; people choose a faith that aligns with their beliefs, ideas, and faiths. Although people would like to think that religion is a personal decision, and they can adapt it to how they feel and what they believe, in practice, that is not the case. Religion represents a commitment to a set of principles that are not moldable, adaptable, or flexible. Religion, although it may be a personal belief, it is extremely defined, with little to no room for flexibility. If people try to modify their religion to their own beliefs or ideas, the pushback can be severe. The lines in religion and faith as to what is acceptable and what is not acceptable are clear, and
Religion is a cancer that has done so very much damage all across history to mankind and has done more to separate us than any other force.
The theological worlds presented within the congregation and Rev. Selznick are not coordinating well with each other. The congregation is heavily involved in world 2; the journey from conflict to vindication. They are so focused on helping the world around them that they are only hearing what they want to hear from Rev. Selznick. Rev. Selznick is coming from theological world 3; the journey from emptiness to fulfillment. On Wednesday nights, he dedicated evening classes where fulfillment is one of the focuses. These two clash due to the difference of focus. The focus within theological world 2 and the congregation lies within the need to be so bothered with an issue, that the only outcome has to be justice. Rev. Selznick has already been
Religion, in some form or another, is the oldest fundamental belief every culture has in common. For a lot of people, it defines a way to live our lives. Religion accentuates the meaning of being good and righteous. It also sentences those of us who are immoral and do wrong. Religion strives to make us better in all that we do in order to reach the highest level so that we live a good life. If we fail in our quest, we may be condemned to Hell, and if we succeed, we may become rewarded by God and allowed to go to Heaven. In a nutshell, this sums up what I have been taught about religion since I was old enough to attend church on Sundays. I believe that religion is more than a black and white issue. If that were the case then everyone around
I do not like when people call not to “mix religion” with social life. When they ask “to leave religion alone” because it “thinks in centuries”, and its corpus of texts is such an important thing that several millions of people have to wait for equality until the next life. In my opinion, it is wrong, and turns many people away from G-d.
First, what is religion? One of many definitions of religion is, “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or “gods”.This is also a definition that accepted,but why so much debate.Well by examining the definition, the word “personal”.Would that mean that religion is just a personal tool and how would God be separated from something personal if the faith implies a personal relationship?Most people usually look at the google search definition that pops up the biggest but there seems to be multiple definitions.Another interesting definition of religion that sparks debate, is the definition stating that is the pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance.So does this mean religion is just something started because someone felt that it was needed?Is there other intentions behind religion?Some say for control,separation, or money.When thinking about this it's important to have knowledge of the word itself.Theories state that
Immediately, flashes of furious, red-faced Christian preachers emerge before my eyes, with “Abomination” being screamed, (with Billy Graham there waving a pair of my faded bloomers)! It became evident this once intended inspiring conference with Kent, somehow ignited into what one could assume existed as a witch burning and he came across as being ready to activate the fire.
Religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman or supernatural being controlling power, especially a personal God or gods (Oxford Dictionary; accessed 8th March 2015). Religion is a much talked about topic in everyday life, as there are many arguments for and against religion. The following will be a discussion critically examining the various arguments for and against Religion in society today, beginning with why it is important to Societies today.
Religion is a combination of beliefs, world views and spiritual practises that relate humanity to a structure of existence. Religion is classed as ones “spiritual journey” and a spiritual journey could be considered to be anyone seeking an ultimate understanding of life and the world
Religion has captivated me because of its many implications around the world and the resulting bias it places in the mind of its followers. There has been, and continue to be, religious persecution around the world that has led to mass genocide. An example of this is in Myanmar between the Rohingya Muslims and the Buddhist Majority. In my eyes religion has also been used a facade in order to start wars for monetary gain. But aside from the outer worldly implications, I am often perplexed by the mere idea of religion. As a child I must admit,
Religion can be found almost everywhere around us, influencing ones lifestyle and surroundings much more than we are aware of. Often becoming a huge element of society in several areas of our lives. Though some argue one is born already knowing their religious faith, classifying religion as something that cannot be learned but more as an inner spirituality present at birth. Other would say there is no doubt religion is socially constructed and subconsciously learned plus spread through peers, family or close ones, strongly impacting societies and cultures. Some sort of hidden objective or purpose whether is it political, spiritual or other, motivates the creation of a religion through a "designated"