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This section covers a wide range of issues that are crucial to understanding the doctrine and basic principles of religion. This section also contains historical information about religions all over the world.

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  • Footprints New

    Footprints New

    We all know the story of Footprints In The Sand, it's been around for > > > > >a long time. The following is a new version of Footprints that I had > > > >not read before. I hope you enjoy it. > > > > > > > >FOOTPRINTS...A New Version > > > >Imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking down the road together. > > > >For much of the

    Essay Length: 630 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Forgiveness and Freedom - the Scarlet Letter and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Forgiveness and Freedom - the Scarlet Letter and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Forgiveness and Freedom We always observe in our lives a struggle between society, its norms, strong influences and natural inner peace. It’s worth understanding that our nature should guide our destinies and only after that we will truly understand the word freedom and we will see its power in action. In “The Scarlet Letter” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” we see how authors portray the moments of standing of person as a part of

    Essay Length: 2,576 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Forgiveness Is a Virtue

    Forgiveness Is a Virtue

    FORGIVENESS IS A VIRTUE Forgiveness is a word that we use lightly in the world today. Forgiveness is more than just a three syllable word, it is a word that keeps this world moving. What I mean by that is, without forgiveness, everyone would go around in the world hating each other for everything. Jesus tells us that no one is perfect, so how can we expect people not to make mistakes? The definition

    Essay Length: 1,045 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Top
  • Foundation Verses

    Foundation Verses

    Jesus loves us John 19:9 – “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.” John 15:12 – “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” Jesus is the Son of God John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[f] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Matthew 26:64 –

    Essay Length: 642 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • Four Keys to Use When Explaining Your Beliefs

    Four Keys to Use When Explaining Your Beliefs

    Let's use the Sabbath as an example. You are on your school baseball team and you have been able to dodge games on the Sabbath the whole season. Suddenly, your team wins in the playoffs and is thrust into the championship game, which happens to fall on Saturday. This is the biggest game you will ever have a chance to play in! But you know that God's Sabbath is holy and that you just can't

    Essay Length: 481 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Steve
  • Four Noble Truths

    Four Noble Truths

    I. Life is filled with suffering due to our desires to want things to be different. II. Self-centered craving causes the of suffering of imbalance. III. In order to bring an end to suffering one must bring an end to self-centered craving. IV. The way to cease craving is to follow the Eight Fold Path. 1. Right View See things as they truly are without delusions or distortions for all things change. Develop wisdom by

    Essay Length: 325 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Top
  • Foursquare Gospel Church

    Foursquare Gospel Church

    Introduction Growing up from a multicultural ethnic and social background has defined the way the author looks at religion. “The service and worship of God or the supernatural” or” commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance” (retrieved October 3, 2007 from the definition of religion in itself is a controversy according to, "It is apparent that religion can be seen as a theological, philosophical, anthropological, sociological, and psychological phenomenon of human kind.

    Essay Length: 2,209 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Fra Angelico

    Fra Angelico

    Fra Angelico/Beato, was the name given to the Dominican friar and early renaissance artist, Fra Giovanni Guido di Piero for his extraordinary works and personal piety. He was born in Vicchio, Tuscany, and had begun his artistic career as an illuminator of missals and other religious related books in his late teens. In 1417, he was accepted as a member of the Compasniadisan Niccolo, a religious confraternity in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine,

    Essay Length: 612 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Artur
  • France - a Leader in Western Europe

    France - a Leader in Western Europe

    France is a leader in Western Europe and has the world’s fifth-largest economy, but voters are concerned with their country’s perceived decline. The physical quality of life is expected to take a steep plunge in 2017 and then again in 2026. This projection steadily increases the perception of government corruption through 2020. Immigration and globalization also concern the public and fuel support for the Front Nationalists, France’s hard right wing party. France is one of

    Essay Length: 358 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Max
  • Francis of Assisi's Peacemakers' Camp

    Francis of Assisi's Peacemakers' Camp

    Maegan Brown Religion C May 15, 2017 Ms. Bell Service Reflection This past summer I completed my service hours at St. Francis of Assisi Peacemakers Camp. I have been serving as a volunteer for this cap since 5th grade. This camp means a lot to me because I get to connect and build relationships with these kids. For some of these kids this camp is the only thing they get to do that summer. So

    Essay Length: 446 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 3, 2017 By: lovehate99
  • Franciscan Values

    Franciscan Values

    For the last few years, I have been going through life trying to figure out what my purpose is. My drive for life had been lost, and I needed spiritual guidance. As I reflected on the past, it brought a feeling of emptiness within. By stepping back and allowing the Lord to lead me, my life finally had purpose, a direction and set values. These values came second nature to breathing, however I never viewed

    Essay Length: 681 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Yan
  • Free Will and the Existence of God

    Free Will and the Existence of God

    Within our society, it is usually assumed that we have free will. If you were to ask a random person on the street, they would most likely respond to the question, “Do you have free will or is there Fate” with the affirmation that they make their own decisions, because God gives us free will. Yet in the assumption of the fact that God gave us free will, there is a logical disconnect that most

    Essay Length: 2,546 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Janna
  • Freedom in the Hindu Culture

    Freedom in the Hindu Culture

    Freedom in the Hindu Culture Over the past three years in America we have been bombarded with the word freedom as a call to action or a word to persuade us to follow a specific view. Although our society was born on freedom as an idea, its meaning has been used in many ways. Hinduism is also a religion and a culture that places a lot of meaning on freedom but they give a different

    Essay Length: 1,226 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 17, 2010 By: Mikki
  • From "the Tao of Physics"

    From "the Tao of Physics"

    From "The Tao of Physics" When Buddhism arrived in China, around the first century A.D., it encountered a culture which was more than two thousand years old. In this ancient culture, philosophical thought had reached its culmination during the late Chou period (c. 500-221 B.C.), the golden age of Chinese philosophy, and from then on had always been held in the highest esteem. From the beginning, this philosophy had two complementary aspects. The Chinese being

    Essay Length: 2,069 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Artur
  • Fruit of the Spirit

    Fruit of the Spirit

    Introduction: Fruit of the Spirit Turn in your Bible to Galatians 5:22. This is a relatively familiar verse. Ask any child fresh out of a bible-learning program—Bible School, years of Sunday School and Awana, whatever—to name the fruit of the Spirit, and they can probably tell you. “The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” They can recite those words with huge smiles on their faces, ticking

    Essay Length: 1,235 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Vika
  • Fulfillment and Typology

    Fulfillment and Typology

    FULFILLMENT AND TYPOLOGY Prophecy is a declaration of something to come, a prediction forth telling by God to man. When God speak He set in motion spiritual activities and the destiny of all things. Many of things which God in the past prophesied have already come to pass with perfect accuracy, other things spoken forth by God are yet to be fulfilled in the course of God’s timing. Old Testament prophecy contains exciting expectancy of

    Essay Length: 594 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: David
  • Functions of Religion

    Functions of Religion

    Studies of Religion 1. What are the functions of religion? 2. Is it possible to be religious and accept the teachings of modern science? Based upon my opinion and research I believe that it is not possible to be religious and at the same time, accept the teachings of modern science. As explained in the two questions below, the idea of a religion is to seek the answer to the meaning of life, and after

    Essay Length: 1,623 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Monika
  • Fundamentalist Is Now a Four-Letter Word

    Fundamentalist Is Now a Four-Letter Word

    Fundamentalist is now a four-letter word When our forefathers first settled in the Americas, the idea of separation of church and state was conceived in order to protect the church from the government. They had struggled through a millennium of government-controlled religion, and wanted a country where their faith could be practiced without governmental interference. The constitution reads, “… but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public

    Essay Length: 765 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Fundamentals of Voudou

    Fundamentals of Voudou

    The soul is a breath of God, part of the human being that makes them who they are. It is entered into the body separately. The soul is within the human body but is not a function of the body. When death occurs, our physical body is considered to be dead because people can no longer connect with what is living. Many religions believe that your soul is a living spirit that continues to live

    Essay Length: 931 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Janna
  • Funeral Speech

    Funeral Speech

    Friendships are some of the most treasured things in poeples lives and for those who dont know me my name is Meaghan. I had the pleasure of growing up with Mo for 15 years, so excuse me when i dont say maureen. I have loved her, and hated her at times and found out what unconditinol love really means. A friend is someone who knows you and u know the real them, and without u

    Essay Length: 1,121 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Jessica
  • G-D's Relationship with Avraham

    G-D's Relationship with Avraham

    There are many biblical scholars in this world that believe in the JEDP theory when the Old Testament should be looked at as one literary whole. The JEDP theorists believe that the Old Testament was compiled by four different sources; the Yahwist, Elohist, Deuteronomist, and Priestly sources. There are many passages in the bible that can confirm the JEDP theory, but when examined closely one could see the similarities in the passages that were supposedly

    Essay Length: 1,005 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: May 16, 2010 By: Victor
  • Galahad as a Christ Figure

    Galahad as a Christ Figure

    Very few people can call themselves a Christ figure. There are so many elements that go into being a Christ figure. Galahad had all those elements. He was enraptured, he saw “the wonders of the Holy Grail”, and he had disciples. Also, he made life better for human beings by sacrificing himself for others, he preformed miracles, and he heard holy voices and saw holy visions. Because of all that he did Galahad was

    Essay Length: 821 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Jack
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei discussed the problem of interpreting biblical passages with regard to scientific discoveries In a Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina. What motivated him to write this letter was the issue of science against physical proof in the Bible. Galileo’s opposers valued opinions and past beliefs more than truth, because of this view he believed arguments against him were focused on incompatibility with the Bible rather than oppositions to the validity of his science.

    Essay Length: 299 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: regina
  • Ganapati God

    Ganapati God

    It is an established custom in Indian society, to start any activity with the worship of Lord Ganapati, the elephant faced god, considered to be the elder son of Siva. He is also known by various other names such as Ganesa, Vinayaka etc. When we turn our gaze seeking references to Ganapati in the Vedas, only one verse is said to be attributed to Him. Ganaanaam thvaa ganapatim havaamahe Kavim kaveenaam upamasra vasthamam Jyeshta raajam

    Essay Length: 734 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Artur
  • Gandhi


    “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:19) I believe that the simplest way for a person to enter the kingdom of Heaven would be to sell every worldly possession, donate the proceeds to worthy charity, beg

    Essay Length: 514 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 11, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Gandi Teachings Reflection

    Gandi Teachings Reflection

    It is natural for people to want things, but if we let our wants get out of hand, things can result in conflict. If we were to eliminate want, we would eliminate suffering in the following ways. Everyone would become equal and there would be no more fighting. If everyone did not want things and had what they needed to survive, then everyone would live equally. However, if one family lived in poverty, but had

    Essay Length: 265 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Ganesha


    Ganesha is one of the most popular deities within the Hindu religion. He is the first icon that is placed in any family home because it is believed that he will help with the family’s pprosperity and success. Ganesha is “worshipped in millions of households throughout India.” People turn to Ganesha when searching for a better profession, more wealth, a new car, and better grades in school, anything that will grant them a better life.

    Essay Length: 1,159 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Gates of the Forest & Malcolm X

    Gates of the Forest & Malcolm X

    Throughout the existence of civilizations there have been many horrifying and destructive events that have caused great pain and anguish for millions of people and generated different views and beliefs to the populations of the world. Elie Wiesel is a survivor of the Holocaust which was one of the most horrifying acts of human behavior in history. Wiesel was able to express his experiences and views on existence by writing novels about his journey through

    Essay Length: 880 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: David
  • Gay Marriage - Sex Marriage in Today’s World

    Gay Marriage - Sex Marriage in Today’s World

    Why Not? Same sex marriage in today’s world Many people believe that same-sex marriage will destroy or diminish the righteousness of marriage between a man and a woman. It is my true belief that same-sex marriage will have negative effects only on people who are extremely religious, or extremely afraid. Many religious sects have been ferociously fighting against the legalization of same-sex marriage. In every article, column, and essay that I have read there has

    Essay Length: 1,574 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Steve
  • Gay Marriage and Religion

    Gay Marriage and Religion

    Although the gay marriage topic has been pretty hot this year and during the Presidential debate, it has been around for a while, but people tended to ignore it. In contrast, today the topic has gained national attention. Not only has it been an interesting topic to look at in terms of same-sex weeding but also due to religious means. Some opponents object to same-sex marriage on religious grounds, arguing that extending marriage to homosexual

    Essay Length: 651 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Stenly
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