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  • A Look at Buddhism

    A Look at Buddhism

    A Look at Buddhism Jaclyn Tate Axia College University of Phoenix Buddhism is a set of philosophies and teachings that is often described as a religion. It is also known as “Buddha Dharma” or “Dhamma”, which means “teachings of the awakened one”. The earliest known origin of Buddhism began in the 5th century BCE (before the current or common era) with the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, also referred to as Buddha. The primary teachings of

    Essay Length: 2,009 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Janna
  • A Look at Neo-Paganism Through Ethnography

    A Look at Neo-Paganism Through Ethnography

    An Ethnography of Modern Witches The growing practice of Neo-Paganism in America has caused many to turn their heads. The misunderstanding of the religion has caused many to equate the practitioners with the popular conception of typical "witches," that perform black magic rituals, satanic sacrifices, and engage in devil-inspired orgies. After many years, the Neo-Pagan community has cleared up many misconceptions through the showing that many of them do not engage in activities, and

    Essay Length: 1,800 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Fonta
  • A Loving God?

    A Loving God?

    Everyone always looks at the Bible as a loving book. It is considered God's Word. It helps us live a better life and serves as a guidebook showing us how to live on the right path. The characters in it are ones to be looked up to. Moses, Noah, Abraham, etc. were all righteous followers of God and set good examples for us even today. However, those who read deeper into the Bible will find

    Essay Length: 1,191 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Kevin
  • A Meaningful Story

    A Meaningful Story

    Meaningful Image For my meaningful image, I chose the plague on the firstborn from Exodus 11-12. Exodus 11-12 describes the plague on the firstborn which the lord casts upon the people of Egypt. It depicts the celebration of the Passover and the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt. However, the means to this end are also depicted, those means being the death of every firstborn in Egypt “…from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits

    Essay Length: 935 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Wendy
  • A Moment That Changed My Life

    A Moment That Changed My Life

    Growing up on the small island of New Providence life was a bit more than a walk on the beach but rather trying to make both ends meet. Although it was rough, mommy tried her best to distribute love equally among the 6 of us. We spend most of our childhood years through the streets of Bain and Grant's Town where we attend The Church Of God Of Prophecy Meadow Street. Mommy was a Christian

    Essay Length: 830 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Anna
  • A Mosque in America

    A Mosque in America

    A Visit to A Mosque In America Driving along I-75 in Cincinnati OH, all eyes are drawn as a magnet to the unique building with its golden dome and unusual architecture. The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati is located at the base of a residential street in a neighborhood in West Chester. The center houses an Islamic school, a community center, an international school and the Mosque, which is the place of worship for

    Essay Length: 1,313 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: July
  • A New Understanding of Judaism

    A New Understanding of Judaism

    A New Understanding of Judaism (For REL 201 class) As someone with a Christian background, I can honestly say I had never contemplated what it meant to be Jewish. Anti-Semitism is something I myself have never encountered. This has, of course, been something I have heard about and read about, but never really "thought" much about. My understanding of Judaism came from my "Christian" education. This education included that the Jews (Hebrews) were God's chosen,

    Essay Length: 780 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 20, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Plate of Arrogance with a Little Ignorance on the Side - a Look into Religion and Its Ability to Make You Live Forever

    A Plate of Arrogance with a Little Ignorance on the Side - a Look into Religion and Its Ability to Make You Live Forever

    A Plate Of Arrogance With A Little Ignorance On The Side: A Look Into Religion And Its Ability To Make You Live Forever Human beings have been longing for an answer to immortality and have been trying to answer why we are here since the beginning of our creation. Answers to these questions seem to come in similar yet respectively different packets from culture to culture. The Jews and Christians believe that God created the

    Essay Length: 1,397 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: May 25, 2010 By: Stenly
  • A Prayer for the Lost

    A Prayer for the Lost

    A PRAYER FOR THE LOST Heavenly Father, I come boldly before your throne of grace, in the name of Jesus Christ, to pray and intercede on behalf of ____________. I plead the blood of Jesus over his/her sins, past present and future. I plead the blood of Jesus over his/her sitting down, getting up, coming in and going out, over every place and situation. I plead the blood of Jesus over his/her mind, will and

    Essay Length: 500 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: regina
  • A Religion of Terror or Comfort?

    A Religion of Terror or Comfort?

    A RELIGION OF TERROR OR COMFORT? Since the attacks to the towers of World Trade Center in America,the issue of terrorism in Islam has been brought to the international agenda.These attacks were committed by El-Qaeda(the terrorist group)in the Middle East.What the most controversial issue in that matter was that these perpatrators were Muslims and acted in the name of Allah.So,is Islam the religion of peace or hatred? As for the verses in the Holy book,

    Essay Length: 564 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Jessica
  • A Religious Calling

    A Religious Calling

    Mormon Irrationality or Magical Thinking I am regularly (such as last night) in conversation with well-educated Mormons who struggle when trying to deal with rational concepts related to things like science, investment strategies, politics and other purely secular matters. And I see in their struggles infections likely attributable to the magical thinking at the heart of what is required these days to be a literally believing Mormon. The conversation in which I participated last night

    Essay Length: 1,056 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Religious Experience

    A Religious Experience

    I have spent 6 years as a Bishop's counselor over the primary, and have had the privilege of working with 4 wonderful and talented Primary Presidents. During that time I have learned a number of things that I think all Primary presidents should know. If I had the opportunity to sit with a new Primary president and talk with her about her calling these are some of the things I would say. First I would

    Essay Length: 1,908 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • A Research Paper That Summarizes the Legend of the Holy Grail

    A Research Paper That Summarizes the Legend of the Holy Grail

    The sacred vessel in which Jesus allegedly drank out of during the Last Supper, the Holy Grail. The most sought after religious element in the world, the Holy Grail has been subject to numerous sagas since it's origin in Biblical and later Medieval times. Though the Bible doesn't directly refer to the Holy Grail, an oral tradition has been passed down generation to generation. Finally, in the Medieval time period, it was first put into

    Essay Length: 291 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Edward
  • A Response to Philo’s Discussion

    A Response to Philo’s Discussion

    A Response to Philo’s Discussion Paul’s letter to Philemon begins with a thankful and encouraging note. He affirms the people of Philemon and encourages them to continue in what they are doing for God. Along with affirmation Paul sheds a bit of wisdom. The main point in the book of Philemon is basically an analogy used multiple times throughout the Bible. The concept of Slave and Master is used throughout Christian theology as an example

    Essay Length: 652 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Jon
  • A Sermon

    A Sermon

    Sermon Confession Thing PRAYER be with me lord as i share my understanding of your love for us all, Amen. Our Epistle lesson for today is 2 Corinthians 1:18-22 (you can follow along in you pew bible on page 168 new testament) As I think further into the understanding of the scripture.... Y.E.S to me would mean Your Eternal Spirt. That light in your heart that you sung about as a three year old

    Essay Length: 819 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Top
  • A Sufi’s Connection to the World

    A Sufi’s Connection to the World

    A Sufi’s Connection to the World 11/18/99 The attributes of the followers of the Sufi tradition are attributes that serve to loosen their connection to the world while bringing them closer to God. The attributes they have distinguish them from ordinary people. According to Teachings of the Sufis, by Carl Ernst, they are strict followers of a master, strive to be humble, and try to live without worldly possessions and desires. At the core of

    Essay Length: 642 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Anna
  • A Vision of Marriage: Society Vs. the Bible

    A Vision of Marriage: Society Vs. the Bible

    Sex in Today's Culture The changes in society's attitudes to love, sex and marriage in the last few decades requires one to look at the Christian idea of marriage, and to see if the Bible’s teaching can still hold power. One fundamental question that must be revisited concerns what it actually is that constitutes a marriage. Should it be defined as a sexual union, or as a covenant? If it is a sexual union, does

    Essay Length: 1,185 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Anna
  • A World Without Religion

    A World Without Religion

    A World Without Religion Religion has separated millions of human beings because of numerous people attempting to prove that their belief is superior, while another’s is false. For these reasons, faith is also the basis of many wars, suicide bombings, and other crimes. So is religion a fair motive to justify these actions? And if that excuse vanished to thin air, what would happen? I believe, without religion, there would still be immorality in the

    Essay Length: 471 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Jon
  • A World Without Religion

    A World Without Religion

    English Essay - A World without Religion Can you imagine a world without religion? Would there be no wars, no terrorists? Or would it be an empty, dull world, devoid of emotion and belief. The question of “What if there was no religion”, has been circling around a lot recently, bought on by negative news stories running through the media, certain attacks, and many other things. Religion is widespread throughout the world, and many people

    Essay Length: 2,160 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2018 By: BC9631
  • Abiding in the Lord

    Abiding in the Lord

    NOT QUENCHING THE SPIRIT OR NEGLECTING THE LORD’S WORD Scripture Reading: 1 Thes. 5:17-21; Col. 3:16-17; Eph. 5:18b-20 Prayer: O Lord, we thank and praise You from the depths of our heart for gathering us once again. Your Spirit dwells in us, and also Your word is in us. We truly offer up our worship to You from the depths of our being because You have drawn us to seek You and Your word. Cleanse

    Essay Length: 296 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 21, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Aboriginals and the Land

    Aboriginals and the Land

    ABORIGINALS AND THE LAND For a non aboriginal person, it is very hard for me to understand how vital the land is to the survival of the aboriginal culture. The Aboriginal people have a very close relationship with the land. They believe that he land was created by their ancestors for them and is very sacred. They also believe that the land is equal to them and hat everything comes from the same spirit world.

    Essay Length: 1,418 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Mike
  • Abortion


    Abortion has been one of this country's most controversial topic on hand. But if one sees the constitutional infringement to women by the restriction of abortion, the torment to the unwanted child and the anguish society has to sustain,then this topic would not be so debatable. Too many people do not see the cause and effect of not being able to have abortions. All human beings are given some inalienable right guaranteed by the Constitution.

    Essay Length: 369 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Mike
  • Abortion


    A woman’s right or murder Abortion is a very personal and controversial topic especially in today’s society. They have discovered that there is a lot of risk before and after abortion. There could be infections, retained products of contraception, continued pregnancy, cervical or uterine trauma and bleeding, which are all short term post - abortion complications. The procedure also puts a lot of emotional and mental stress and trauma on the mother which is something

    Essay Length: 334 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Abortion


    “Abortion” Every year in the United States 1.4 million babies are killed by abortion and if you were to multiply 1.4 million by thirty-two years, which is the amount of years since abortion was made legal, that is 44.8 million innocent lives lost due to abortion in the United States alone. Many supporters of abortion state that it is a women’s right to decide to carry the child or to have an abortion. It

    Essay Length: 253 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Abortion - Abortion Should Be Made Illegal

    Abortion - Abortion Should Be Made Illegal

    In my argumentative Essay, I am arguing that abortion is wrong and not to be mistaken with 'Abortion should be made illegal.' I will explain later why I have made this statement. Abortion is the termination of an unborn child in its mother's womb for up to twenty four weeks of the pregnancy or in special circumstances e.g. Disability diagnosis a termination right up until the mother goes in to labour. I think the above

    Essay Length: 1,065 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Vika
  • Abortion - Societal Issues Concerning Biotechnology

    Abortion - Societal Issues Concerning Biotechnology

    Societal Issues Concerning Biotechnology Since the creation of abortion there have been societal issues involving biotechnology and a rise in moral dilemmas. Like all issues concerning life, there is always a conflict between the scientific and societal aspect of it all. The scientific basis of abortion is for the safety of the mother and the advancement of modern science through biotechnology and research. In the societal aspect there is a disagreement between the liberals and

    Essay Length: 521 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 9, 2010 By: Artur
  • Abortion - Termination of Pregnancy

    Abortion - Termination of Pregnancy

    Abortion Abortion is defined as the spontaneous or induced termination of pregnancy. An abortion is preformed for various reasons, but some people will say irresponsibility is the cause. The Catholic Church severely condemns the practice of abortion. Christian writers from the first-century to Pope John Paul II in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae have preserved the fact that the Bible forbids abortion. I personally agree with the Catholic Church in saying that abortion is very wrong.

    Essay Length: 855 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Abortion - Why Must We Kill?

    Abortion - Why Must We Kill?

    Section #53 December 2, 2004 Why Must We Kill? From the years 1981-2001, 467,910 people died due to AIDS (“Cumulative AIDS”). In comparison, in the year 2000 alone, 857,000 babies were killed (Robinson). More babies are killed in one year from abortions alone than all of the AIDS cases combined in the past twenty years. So why are people fighting to keep abortions legal? In this upcoming election, we have two choices. President Bush is

    Essay Length: 2,265 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Max
  • Abortion and Judaism Religion

    Abortion and Judaism Religion

    JUDAISM Judaism does not forbid abortion, but it does not permit abortion on demand. Abortion is only permitted for serious reasons. Judaism expects every case to be considered on its own merits and the decision to be taken after consultation with a rabbi competent to give advice on such matters. Strict Judaism permits abortion only in cases where continuing the pregnancy would put the mother's life in serious danger. In such circumstance (where allowing the

    Essay Length: 3,875 Words / 16 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2008 By: Max
  • Abortion Essay

    Abortion Essay

    A couple decades ago, when abortion was illegal, thousands of women died because they did not want to bear an infant and attempted to terminate the child's life by themselves or with an unprofessional approach. After 1973's Supreme Court decision, which allowed women to have the choice to abortion, thousands of women were saved. Abortion can save thousands of lives of women and thus, should remain legal in the United States. Imagine you have a

    Essay Length: 3,471 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2008 By: Max

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