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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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  • Vocation and Spiderman

    Vocation and Spiderman

    VOCATION Vocation in my own words is the path God has chosen for you too follow; it is what one is destined to be. There are many different types of vocation. Some people are destined to lead a life of dedication to God, others to be parents and some to be single have regular jobs. Vocation is not something that you are born knowing you have to look within yourself to find what God has

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • Vodou

    Vodou

    In this photograph I see a bunch of girls together crowding around this one girl who has a piece of paper in her hand. Everyone who is reading the letter is laughing and looks kind of shocked. One girl is eating and not reading the letter. The letter looks like chicken scratch. It looks as if they are in the woods, at an all girl’s camp. The girls look like they are still in their

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Janna
  • Voodoo

    Voodoo

    Voodoo After watching the A&E video on Voodoo It is hard for me to understand why people have such a negative image on the religion. Calling a religion satanic because of a lack of understanding is just wrong. Of course Voodoo has its differences from what we consider “traditional” religions like Christianity. Differences such as the use of pythons to represent God and drinking sacrificed animal’s blood. I believe that all religions stem from the

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Victor
  • Voodoo

    Voodoo

    The Voodoo religion is one of the most, if not the most misconceived religion of our time. Often when Voodoo is mentioned, it is related to evil, black magic, devious sorcery, cannibalism, and harm. Although the Voodoo religion appears to the outsider as an illusion or falsehood, it has been an instrumental political force because it has helped the Haitians resist domination and form an identity of their own. Since the end of the

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Steve
  • Voodoo - Reality and Imagination

    Voodoo - Reality and Imagination

    Who hasn't heard about Voodoo? Al the time we see the pinned dolls in movies or TV spots. We ask ourselves what are their purposes..they were only created to scare..and nothing more.The book which cought the imagination of people outside the West Indies, and which was responsible for much of the misunderstanding and fear that is present today is "Haiti or the Black Republic",written by S.St. John. It is an inaccurate and sensational book, written

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    Submitted: April 22, 2011 By: Kanereturns
  • Voodoo and Cahtolicism

    Voodoo and Cahtolicism

    Haiti was colonized by Spanish explorers who were followed by Spanish missionaries who saw the discovery of the New World [as] a challenge to her missionary spirit” [Desmangles, 20]. These Catholic missionaries quickly established Catholicism as the primary religion of the island. From the discovery of Hispaniola until around 1700 the islands missionaries attempted to convert the indigenous peoples to Christianity. Around 1730 a new type of businessman arrived on the island and the economy

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Steve
  • Voodoo Helping Fund the Big Easy

    Voodoo Helping Fund the Big Easy Shelby Ellenbogen Religion 109 Summer 14 Professor McKinnon June 18, 2014 Princess and the Frog 2009 What is Voodoo? What is the History of Voodoo? By definition on Dictionary.com voodoo is “a polytheistic religion practiced chiefly by West Indians, deriving principally from African cult worship and containing elements borrowed from the Catholic religion”. (Voodoo Definition, 2014) Another definition that applies more to Voodoo in regards to this paper would

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    Submitted: November 24, 2014 By: Shelby Ellenbogen
  • Voyagees of Columbus

    Voyagees of Columbus

    Caste System Have you even heard of the word “caste”? If you live in the United States, you might be more used to the word “class”. Caste is similar to class and originates in India. Caste system is a system that divides Indian people into five groups. According to a dictionary caste system is described as “a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity”. It also works as means of social order with

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • War on Terrorism

    War on Terrorism

    “Is morality dependent on religion or does it exist independently of religion?” For most people, their religion is the backbone for their morals. I didnot realize this until I had to stop and think about it. For most, religion is instilled in their minds and hearts at a very young age. Therefore, as we grow up we subconciously refer back to religion when their is a moral issue. Many people also knowingly look to

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Mike
  • Was Aelius Aristides Just a Peculiar Hypochondriac?

    Was Aelius Aristides Just a Peculiar Hypochondriac?

    Was Aelius Aristides just a peculiar hypochondriac? Up until the age of 25 Aristides had a life of education and cultural travel, visiting many places in the search of furthering is knowledge of rhetoric. And it was highly likely that this was all leading to a successful future career as a rhetorician, with the great aspirations of speaking in the Roman Forums. But during his travels, at Syene, some tropical disease caused his health to

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Steve
  • Was Jesus Resurrection Accurate?

    Was Jesus Resurrection Accurate?

    Was Jesus Resurrection Accurate? The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the most widely known miracles in the modern world. However, this is only proven through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and Jon. If someone were to think of the resurrection of Jesus from a naturalist point of view then the words of these apostles would not necessarily hold true. For instance the rate at which a body starts to decompose is pretty

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Was the Christian Savior the Messiah or Is There an Alternate History?

    Was the Christian Savior the Messiah or Is There an Alternate History?

    Was the Christian Savior the Messiah or is there an Alternate History? Jesus Christ! God damn it! Both are common phrases whispered to ones self or shouted aloud to the masses by both believers and unbelievers. Day after day people turn to religion and God to find answers and to seek help with there problems or for other various reasons. People turn to religion to try and make sense of a world that can often

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Bred
  • Water in Outer Space

    Water in Outer Space

    In the morning of June 30, 1908, a fantastic explosion occured in central Siberia... Witnesses described an enormous meteoric bolide visible in the sky for a few seconds. Other witnesses from a distance of 60 kilometers (36 miles) from the point of impact were knocked over... Seismic shocks were registered over the whole world... this event was due to the collision with the earth of a block of ice weighing 30,000 tons which... released energy

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Ways Hinduism and Buddhism Understand Reality Differences and Similarities

    Ways Hinduism and Buddhism Understand Reality Differences and Similarities

    Ways Hinduism and Buddhism understand reality Differences and Similarities Hinduism and Buddhism were not static or fixed in time; they were evolving during the classical era. The religion call Hinduism was formulating a synthesis and meeting the challenge of Buddhism. Buddhism developments were set in the context of the Indian social order challenged the Brahman order living behind Hinduism as the dominant social and religious force in India with its notions of Dharma allocated by

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Weekly Journal-1

    Weekly Journal-1

    First, I would like to say that although I am not a very religious person, I was thrilled to start this course. I am Jewish; however, I do not practice and never have. I am Jewish by my mother, but my father (Lutheran) is the one who raised me, so I never had the chance growing up to experience the religion. I really do believe that the next five weeks will open my eyes to

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Anna
  • What a Christian Believes About Anthropology

    What a Christian Believes About Anthropology

    What a Christian Believes about Anthropology “Anthropology in general refers to any study of the status, habits, customs, relationships and culture of humankind. In a more specific and theological sense, anthropology sets forth the scriptural teachings about humans as God’s creatures. Christian anthropology recognizes that humans are created in God’s image but that sin has in some way negatively affected that image” (Grenz, Guetzki, and Nordling 11). In other words, anthropology is the study

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Vika
  • What Are the Main Hermeneutical Issues Associated with the Biblical Narrative Genre That a 21st Century Housegroup Leader Faces When Interpreting a Passage? How Does the Concept of ‘genre'help? Illustrate How to Deal with These Issues with a Biblical Te

    What Are the Main Hermeneutical Issues Associated with the Biblical Narrative Genre That a 21st Century Housegroup Leader Faces When Interpreting a Passage? How Does the Concept of ‘genre'help? Illustrate How to Deal with These Issues with a Biblical Te

    1. Introduction When reading or teaching from the scriptures, we are either consciously or sub-consciously trying to find meaning in the text. It is vital for us to understand this meaning in order for us to learn from it. The problem however, is that the true meaning of scripture can be easily misinterpreted, this is because there are many factors that must be taken into account before you are able to discern what the author

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Monika
  • What Catholic Means

    What Catholic Means

    ''...He will come to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end...... We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.'' We recited these word over and over every time we go to Mass. Do we really know what it means? Is it just a prayer that we are saying? How can I believe? The church is a giant mystery will not understand in life. There are ways that help

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Fatih
  • What Does a Study of St. Mark's Gospel Tell Us About What It Means to Be a Christian Disciple?

    What Does a Study of St. Mark's Gospel Tell Us About What It Means to Be a Christian Disciple?

    A disciple is a person who follows and loves Jesus and helps to spread the teachings of what Jesus taught. They are a member of the new community, and they become more and more like Jesus through a life of faith and obedience. Jesus taught that the life of a disciple must be like his own, which is a journey to the cross: a disciple must ‘take up his cross and follow’ (8:34-35). St Mark’s

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    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Tasha
  • What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

    What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

    What does the Bible say about Homosexuality? Sex is a creation of God, who pronounced all His creation "good"! Sexuality is not sinful. It is a wonderful part of God's plan. However, God put a limit on sex--only one: sex is meant to be enjoyed in the context of marriage...Unfortunately, these days we must be specific: Sex is to be enjoyed within the context of a marriage between a man and a woman. For this

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Fonta
  • What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

    What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

    What does the Bible Say About Homosexuality? Society has so made it that the infoulable truths of the bible are considered fable to most people. Even people who are Christens are losing faith. I strongly believe that all the problems our society has can be resolved by looking for the answers in the bible. Our country was founded on biblical principals and these principals are the very fabric that stitched our society together. 18 For

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Bred
  • What Does the Book of Psalms Teach About the Creation?

    What Does the Book of Psalms Teach About the Creation?

    Student Number: 201728536 Course: B.Th. Unit: OT302 Title: What does the book of Psalms teach about the creation? Date due: 10/9/2018 Prescribed word count: 1,800 Actual word count: 1,834   Abstract: While investigating what the book of Psalms teaches about creation, I learned that its emphasis leaned heavily toward reinforcing the bigness of God, his supreme Majesty, his glory, his grace, and his unfathomable wisdom. I also learned that to describe the power of his

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    Submitted: October 18, 2018 By: revruss
  • What Does the Jesus of Mitchell's Gospel Have to Say to Those of Us Living in the Year 2000?

    What Does the Jesus of Mitchell's Gospel Have to Say to Those of Us Living in the Year 2000?

    What does the Jesus of Mitchell's gospel have to say to those of us living in the year 2000? The true test of a literary work is the test of time. If a work has a universal theme, if it has a universal lesson that can be learned, it will last and be referred to as a classic and generation after generation of students will read and discuss it in school. While the Gospels are

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    Submitted: January 12, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • What Factors Must Be Considered When Making Moral Decisions?

    What Factors Must Be Considered When Making Moral Decisions?

    What factors must be considered when making moral decisions? There are a variety of factors, which need to be considered when making moral decisions. Everyday we have to make decisions, some are hard and some are easy. When we are talking about moral decisions we are talking about what actions are right and what are wrong. Morality is about actions and the consequences made by actions, motives and our human nature. There are different ways

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Jessica
  • What God Means to You

    What God Means to You

    Religions of the World. Throughout history there has been evidence that all religions come from the same background. Religion is a personal awareness of the existence of a supreme being who influences their lives. There are three common aspects or similarities that the religions of the world share. Prayer- In every religion around the world there is prayer. Whether alone or with a group. Prayer is one of the most common grounds for religious

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Yan
  • What Is a Belief System

    What Is a Belief System

    There are many types of belief systems that are out there. It all depends on the religion and its culture. Many beliefs have to do with the worship of gods, reading sacred texts and attending religious events. In order for a religion to exist, a belief system has to also exist. Without a belief system, there would be no religion. Religious belief systems also play an important part in many cultures around the world. Some

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Tommy
  • What Is a Belief System

    What Is a Belief System

    My religious belief system is rooted in Christianity. I grew up as a Catholic and I now consider myself to be a non-denominational Christian. When I was younger my family rarely went to church this was mainly due to the fact that my mother and father divorced when I was 2 years old and because of restrictions placed on divorcees in the church, my mother could not participate fully during church services (receive communion, sacraments,

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    Submitted: June 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • What Is Bruce Saying?

    What Is Bruce Saying?

    What is Bruce trying to say? At the beginning of the film we are introduced to Bruce Nolan, a television news reporter who is looking for greater success with his career. The next thing to his job is his relationship with his girlfriend Grace which lives with Bruce. As we get to know Bruce, we see that he is frequently in charge but seldom in control. His need to succeed in life is acompanyed

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Fonta
  • What Is Buddhism

    What Is Buddhism

    Another way we would benefit from Buddhism is the possibility to free ourselves from pain and suffering, we would be able to eliminate any attachments to “worldly goods.” Only then would we be able to gain a kind of peace and happiness that is exempt of greed, hatred, and lust. From this, keep an open mind, while I explain more in depth about Buddha, why we should rid ourselves from this so called pain and

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • What Is Faith?

    What Is Faith?

    What is Faith? The Latin term for this first meaning of faith is faith as assensus. It's like the English word, assent, but instead of a "t" at the end, there's a "sus" at the end. The central meaning of this notion of faith is suggested by the word "assent." This is faith as giving your mental assent to the truth of a claim, faith as believing that something is true. In Christian terms, this

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mikki

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