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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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  • Are Christians Living up to Biblical Standards?

    Are Christians Living up to Biblical Standards?

    In any superficial society, there are always the exceptions, individuals who manage not to give in to the pressures put on them to conform. In this case, these individuals are called Christians. According to the Bible, Christians are supposed to be the “salt of the earth” and a light unto others to show them the best possible way to live their life. Christians are put in the spotlight whenever there is the temptation for them

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    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Are Human Beings Good or Bad

    Are Human Beings Good or Bad

    Are Human beings Good or Bad Are human beings born to be good? Or are we naturally born to be evil? Everyone was born good, but as we are growing up we get influenced by the society or the environment around us. Things we see and do everyday changed us from good to evil. In the society we are living today; crimes are happening everywhere. To those immature, they think those criminals are their hero,

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Jon
  • Are Islamic Ideals Slowing Modernization?

    Are Islamic Ideals Slowing Modernization?

    Are Islamic Ideals Slowing Modernization ? In this essay I will be using MLA as a writing style, this essay will prove that many Islamic ideals and Extremism are stopping modernization and also promoting hatred between western and Muslim countries. This fact will be proven using these supporting points, Firstly the oppression of women in Muslim countries all over the world holds back a significant population of women who may have great things to contribute

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Edward
  • Are the Gospels Historically Accurate?

    Are the Gospels Historically Accurate?

    The Gospels were written by eyewitnesses or near-eyewitnesses. Matthew has been the known as the author of the Gospel of Matthew since the beginning of its circulation. Many Church Fathers such as Justin Martyr, Papias, and Ireanaeus said that Matthew wrote his Gospel in Hebrew. The Apostle John and Irenaeus testify that Mark wrote down many things that Peter, as one of the Apostles, told him. The Book of Acts was written by the same

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Argument Against Abortion

    Argument Against Abortion

    A common argument against abortion is that a woman who is "old enough to have sex and get pregnant" is old enough to care for a child. I don't know how many of the people who use that argument have taken a course in child development or developmental psychology, but if I had to guess, my guess would be that few, if any, ever have. The average American female begins menstruating at age 13, last

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    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Bred
  • Argument Paper on the Book of Philippians

    Argument Paper on the Book of Philippians

    ARGUMENT ON THE BOOK OF PHILIPPPIANSThe book of Philippians has long been considered simply a letter of thanks for the financial gift of Philippian believers to the apostle Paul. Such a limited assumption hinders one when approaching God’s Word for insight. The letter was written not merely with the intent of thanks, though Paul’s gratitude is evident; it contains much spiritual exhortation and doctrine. Philippians also contains in it perhaps the most touching testimonies of

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Arranged Marriages

    Arranged Marriages

    Arranged Marriages This report discusses the affirmative and negatives of arranged marriages. This report does not give a personal opinion but shows both sides of the argument. Here is some background information regarding arranged marriages. Islam is one religion that uses arranged marriages. Not only are the marriages arranged by the parents but also by older relatives as well. They believe that the parents know all about their children so they are capable of choosing

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Anna
  • Arranged Marriages - Good or Bad?

    Arranged Marriages - Good or Bad?

    Arranged Marriages- Good or Bad? The way in which arranged marriages are handled determines whether or not they are cruel and old-fashioned. I am now going to provide a balanced argument that takes all the different views into consideration. Islam is one religion that uses arranged marriages. Not only are the marriages arranged by the parents but also by older relatives as well. They believe that the parents know all about their children so they

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    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Max
  • Art Commission Statement

    Art Commission Statement

    Art Commission Statement Art Statement Introduction In this paper, I will discuss the commissioning of a Ten Commandments statue for the lobby of the new Christian and Jewish Interfaith Cultural and Historical Center. The commission statement will explain how the Ten Commandments statue represents developments in past and current world events and cultural patterns in Judaism and Christianity. We will discuss the importance of the proposed location and why it is appropriate being placed

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Art Theories and Influence on Artists - How Theories About Art Influence the Practice of Artists And/or Art Critics or Historians

    Art Theories and Influence on Artists - How Theories About Art Influence the Practice of Artists And/or Art Critics or Historians

    Art Theories and Influence on Artists Essay Question: Discuss how theories about art influence the practice of artists and/or art critics or historians Practice in art refers to the decisions and actions that affect choices, perceptions, ways of working and views of an artist or art historian. Tim Storrier sums up the practice of an artist by saying that “A painting is really a graphic illustration of where a particular artist is at that point

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Asatru: A Living History

    Asatru: A Living History

    Asatru: A living history There are many pre-Christian religions, some more well know that others. Within these pages we will explore a lost tradition and its modern day revival. Thousands of years ago Northern Europe was dominated by a religion known today as Nordic Mythology. Many other names have also been associated with this religion such as Germanic Paganism and Odinism, however Nordic Mythology is a more encompassing term. Through the studies of this ancient

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    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Asher Lev

    Asher Lev

    After reading, The Kite Runner and Sharpe’s Rifles, The Gift of Asher Lev contrast with those two novels. The characters in each novel have come from a specific religion for each novel, Islam for The Kite Runner, Christianity for Sharpe’s Rifles and Judaism for The Gift of Asher Lev. Chaim Potock wrote The Gift of Asher Lev in the early 90’s and the contrast is seen with the Hasidic movement and a world famous artist

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Yan
  • Asho Zarathushtra Zoroastrians

    Asho Zarathushtra Zoroastrians

    Asho Zarathushtra Zoroastrians (or Zarathushtrians) are the followers of a visionary messenger named Zarathushtra who lived in Iran over 1000 years before Christ. His 200,000 or so followers are scattered throughout the world, the largest numbers remaining in Iran and India. The Greater Toronto Area has the largest population of Zarathushtrians in North America, approximately 5000 in number. When was Asho Zarathushtra born? No one knows for sure. Dates fixed by different scholars range between

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Asian Religions

    Asian Religions

    The Analects 2.5 The main premise behind this reading is what the master says, “Never fail to comply.” This saying can be put into every aspect of life. The aspect that this reading puts it into is that of one and their parents. It talks about never failing to comply when they are alive, when they die, and long after they have died. The continued duty they have is endless and must be carried on

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    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Asian Religions in the Usa

    Asian Religions in the Usa

    Asian Religions in the USA In this essay I will discuss the many aspects and ideals of Asian Religions along with their impact and the role they play within the United States. I had a few questions that I had to try and find answers for, in order to complete the connection of Asian Religions to the United States. Why are some Americans and westerners finding Asian Religions as well as Asian thought and philosophy

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Top
  • Aspects of Political Thought

    Aspects of Political Thought

    Critical Thinking Joseph Wood Aspects of Rousseau’s Political Thought Kateb begins this article with the statement that there is common agreement that the center of Rousseau’s political thought is the idea of the general will. Almost everyone also acknowledges that they are somewhat confused as to the meaning of this general will, and that some of the confusion can be blamed on Rousseau’s himself. This confusion is apparently eliminated, according to the author, once we

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Assignment: Hinduism Paper

    Assignment: Hinduism Paper

    Assignment: Hinduism Paper Chris Gonzalez University of Phoenix Online Assignment: Hinduism Paper This paper will explain what makes the Hinduism religion. It will also explain what cultural and societal influences have made Hinduism vital to where it was originated. I will also explain the answers for the desire for liberation from earthly existence. Hinduism religion Hinduism is an old religion that has no founder or known time frame when it was created. Hinduism comes from

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    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Max
  • Assisted Suiced

    Assisted Suiced

    Today we struggle with the medical ethics on issues of life and death in a culture that denies the terminally and the infirm the right to maintain control over when to end their lives. They come to realize that at some level we are all dependent on others. From infancy to death, the cradle to the grave we rely on a number of people. One such person is our physician. In today’s society a physician

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Max
  • Assisted Suicide

    Assisted Suicide

    Today we struggle with the medical ethics on issues of life and death in a culture that denies the terminally and the infirm the right to maintain control over when to end their lives. They come to realize that at some level we are all dependent on others. From infancy to death, the cradle to the grave we rely on a number of people. One such person is our physician. In today’s society a physician

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Astral Projection

    Astral Projection

    Christianity shares many beliefs and practices with other religions such as Jews and Muslems. All three believe that there us only one God who created the Universe and everything around them. All three of these religions are called “Ethical Monotheism”. This is because it means the belief in one God, and following this God makes people also follow certain rules or ways of life. Christianity first was a part of Judaism. Jesus was a Jew.

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    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Atheism

    Atheism

    Zach Tate Ms. Beumer College Bound English 26 November 2007 Atheism has been heavily criticized over the centuries. Anti-theism is the lack of belief in any type of supernatural being. Atheism is not Satanism, Paganism, nor is Atheism belief in what the Catholic Church has deemed Heathen Gods. Atheism is not a lack of morals nor is it an excuse to break the law. Most Atheists are normal family oriented people. Regardless of a Minnesota

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Monika
  • Atheism

    Atheism

    Overview of Atheism Atheism is not a belief. Atheism is the absence of belief in any Gods. Atheists are people who do not believe in God or other spiritual beings. Some atheists go further and deny that God, or other spiritual beings, exist. Agnostics Agnostics, in the popular sense, are people who have doubts about the existence of God. They don't believe that God exists, but they don't believe that God doesn't exist, either. There

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Janna
  • Atheism - Persuasive Essay

    Atheism - Persuasive Essay

    Athiesm - Persuasive Essay I am an atheist, but only just as I was an agnostic for a long time. An agnostic likes the idea of a god, however feels that it can’t be proved. but an atheist just doesn’t believe, whilst a theist does. I am supposedly catholic, but I have never really been religious, as my parents never took me to church or forced me to pray. However I did go to a

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Max
  • Atheists

    Atheists

    1. Your question: If God created everything- then who created God? -- According to the Quran, Allah tells us that he is the only creator and sustainer of all that exists and that nothing and no one exists alongside him, NOR DOES HE HAVE ANY PARTNERS. He tells us that he is not CREATED, nor is he like his creations in any way. He always existed and he never was created. 2. How can we

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Jon
  • Athiesm’s Problem

    Athiesm’s Problem

    To any of you who doubt the presence and magnificence of our Lord, Jesus Christ; first, I must say that I understand exactly where you are coming from. I, too, at one point was a non-believer. Moreover, I was violently anti-Christian to the point of persecuting these children of God. The following is a letter of my conversion to Christianity. It reads through from my early years and the person that I was at that

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Augstine and Time

    Augstine and Time

    What is time? Why is it important to people? What do the terms past, present, and future mean to us? Time is always on the minds of people. We never have enough of it; it goes too fast and at times too slow. Augustine attempts to explain what time is in human terms but also acknowledges that this is difficult to understand when thinking of God, eternity, past, present, future, etc. In Confessions Book Eleven:

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Augustine

    Augustine

    Many consider Saint Augustine of Hippo a main figure in the development of orthodox Christian doctrine during the early Christian Church. Augustine was born in Northern Africa in AD 354. His father was a pagan and his mother a Christian. Though his parents were not extremely well to do, they had enough money to allow Augustine to obtain an education in the liberal arts. This education will eventually affect how he sees Christianity, especially concerning

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • Augustine Confessions

    Augustine Confessions

    Augustine Confessions[1] Noverim te, noverim me: "I would know you [God], I would know myself." Augustine wrote these words in one of his earliest works, but they retained their force throughout his lifetime.[2] The irrefutable solipsism of self confronted with the absolute reality of God, the wholly other: all of Augustine's thought moves between those two poles. But those poles were not far distant from one another, with vast uncharted territory between. Rather, they were

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Jon
  • Augustine Reconsiderations

    Augustine Reconsiderations

    Augustine Reconsiderations From his writings it is clear how this bishop beloved by God lived his life, as far as the light of truth was granted him, in the faith, hope, and charity of the catholic church, and those who read what he has written about the things of God can profit thereby. But I think that those who could hear and see him speaking before them in the church could profit more from him,

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    Submitted: May 21, 2010 By: Vika
  • Augustine the African

    Augustine the African

    Augustine Augustine the African Augustine was born in Tagaste (modern Souk Ahras, Algeria) in 354 and died almost seventy-six years later in Hippo Regius (modern Annaba) on the Mediterranean coast sixty miles away. In the years between he lived out a career that seems to moderns to bridge the gap between ancient pagan Rome and the Christian middle ages. But to Augustine, as to his contemporaries, that gap separated real people and places they knew,

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Steve

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