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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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  • What Is Passover? Its History and Traditions

    What Is Passover? Its History and Traditions

    What is Passover? Its History and Traditions Passover is one of the oldest festivals in the world. This festival falls in spring, in the first month of the Hebrew year, called Nisan (March-April), and lasts for eight days, from the fifteenth to the twenty-third. It commemorates the release of the Israelites from Egypt and the fact that God “passed over” their houses when he sought the first-born in that land. According to the Bible, the

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Jessica
  • What Is Religion

    What Is Religion

    What is religion? According to an Oxford dictionary, religion is the belief in the existence of a supernatural ruling power, the creator and controller of the universe, who has given to man a spirtual nature which continues to exist after the death of the body. Religion appears to be a simple idea on the surface, but in reality it is a very complex system of ideas that many base their lives upon. There are many

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Mike
  • What Is Religion

    What Is Religion

    World Religion What is Religion? According to the American College Dictionary, religion is a noun defined as the quest for the values of the ideal life. This definition is vast and general, allowing for a variety of interpretations by people from all cultures. There is no single path to follow in order to lead an ideal life, only personal beliefs and experiences. Religion is non-finite so there is no way of determining a boundary (Smart,

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    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • What Is Religion?

    What Is Religion?

    What Is Religion? To me the word religion means many things. Religion can be defined as a way to lead your life. In most religions, there are a set of principles by which the people who practice it are supposed to live by. Some religions may require a person to do good works in order to have a good afterlife. In others, they might be required to do things like pray to an idol, or

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: regina
  • What Is Required to Be a Good Christian?

    What Is Required to Be a Good Christian?

    What is required to be a good Christian? Such strong language seems to indicate a rejection of the body, of human relationships, of human reason, or any good which is not God. Is such a rejection required if one is to be a true Christian? Human relationships, the body, and human reason are presupposed to be good in Ms. Kreis’s statement. Although Saint Augustine, the author of Confessions, would not consider those to be of

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • What Is the Good Life

    What Is the Good Life

    What is the good life? The good life is being able to live in this world to love one another as Jesus loves us. In order for us to live the good life, we must practice all of Jesus’ teachings in our daily life. We must be loving, respectful, helpful, caring, and completely without evil. We need to have good morals and values in order to live the good life. Our values and morals are

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Jack
  • What Is the Origin of Mankind?

    What Is the Origin of Mankind?

    What is the Origin of mankind? Mankind’s origin is from God through creation. The Bible tells us in Genesis chapter 1 verse 27; So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him: male and female created He them. The Bible also says in Genesis chapter 2 verse 7, And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: July
  • What Is Worship

    What Is Worship

    What are people doing when they say they are worshipping? Worship is the praise of God and one’s beliefs. Worship is a set of actions that are set forth to proclaim how a person feels regarding God or any thing a person looks highly upon. There are many parts to worship. Some of these parts consist of rituals, symbolism and personal actions as well When a person worships they must first decide what is important

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mike
  • What It Means to Be Catholic: The Beginning of The Catholic Religion

    What It Means to Be Catholic: The Beginning of The Catholic Religion

    Abstract This paper will discuss and examine the history of the Catholic religion. This paper will discuss and examine the basis beliefs of the Catholic religion. This paper will also examine the how and where the Catholic religion originated. This paper will also explore the teachings of the Catholic religion. This paper will discuss the role of the disciple of Jesus, Simeon Peter and his role in the Catholic religion. This paper will also examine

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    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Stenly
  • What Prayer Is

    What Prayer Is

    What Is Prayer? To me, prayer is communicating with God. Pray is getting down on your knees, folding your hands, bowing your head, and asking God for something. Yes I do pray. I pray on a daily basis several times a day. I pray in home room before school starts. I pray in religion class. We always pray every day at the beginning of Spanish class in Spanish. I also pray every night before I

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Kevin
  • What Unifies Major World Religions?

    What Unifies Major World Religions?

    What Unifies Major World Religions? “Every major religion of the world has similar ideals of love, the same goal of benefiting humanity through spiritual practice, and the same effect of making their followers into better human beings.” This quote by the Dalai Lama was in response to a book written by Jeffrey Moses, titled Oneness: Great Principles Shared by all Religions. The book talks about sixty five different principles that most major religions share. All

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Bred
  • When Was Jesus Really Born?

    When Was Jesus Really Born?

    WHEN WAS JESUS REALLY BORN? Why is it important to know when Jesus was born? It is important to know because the true date, which studies conclude is not December 25th will destroy the entire foundation of what the Christmas holiday is suppose to actually stand for. It is also important for us to know the truth of these details in order to provide common sense reasons for our beliefs. It is a fact that

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Edward
  • Where Do Baptists Come from and What Are Their Practices?

    Where Do Baptists Come from and What Are Their Practices?

    Where Do Baptists Come From And What Are Their Practices? I presently serve as the pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church, prior to serving at New Covenant I served as pastor of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church both in Louisville, Ky. I have attended Baptist churches all my life. My father was a Baptist preacher/pastor, I also have two brothers that are Baptist preachers. I have only attended a Catholic church only a few times

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    Submitted: March 29, 2017 By: Itsaesyd
  • Where Is the God of Justice

    Where Is the God of Justice

    Why do thousands of God fearing Latin American Christians for instance, languish in the slums in abject poverty, while the drug cartels enjoy tequila and Cuban cigars? A few months ago there was a news report that a Missionary couple of Wycliffe Bible Translators, working the forests of Guyana had been brutally murdered. In third world countries in particular there is a marked, observable distinction between the lower, middle and upper classes. As one examines

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Monika
  • Where There Is No Repentance There Can Be No Remission

    Where There Is No Repentance There Can Be No Remission

    “Where there is no repentance there can be no remission.” In church, the pastor always tells the people to repent or turn away from sin and God will forgive you. Then I�ve always heard people say “If you’re truly sorry for your sins, God will forgive you.” So from putting these two things together, I’ve always understood the word repent to mean “say I’m sorry.” As I was listening to a Lauryn Hill song, I

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    Submitted: May 21, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Where There Is Security There Is Peace!

    Where There Is Security There Is Peace!

    When most people think of Egypt they picture pyramids, mummies, deserts and beautiful beaches. While Egypt is best known for these things, many may not know that Egypt has had a long history of wars and violence with Israel. Ever since the beginning, Arabs and Israelis have been in hostility with one another. Up till this day Israelis and Palestinians still continue to commit violent acts against each other. This is why it is more

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Jack
  • Which Form of Government Is Best at Providing Universal Human Rights and Indiscriminate Rule of Law?

    Which Form of Government Is Best at Providing Universal Human Rights and Indiscriminate Rule of Law?

    Which form of government is best at providing universal human rights and indiscriminate rule of law? Introduction: * In this essay I will effectively demonstrate why liberal democracy is the best form of government in providing universal human rights and indiscriminate rule of law through the use of a written constitution and Bill of Rights in the US, fixed term parliament, MP recall act in the UK and the separation of powers in the US.

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    Submitted: March 20, 2017 By: teeza484
  • Who Founded Jainism and Why

    Who Founded Jainism and Why

    Jainism was founded by Mahavira in the sixth century B.C. at the age of thirty when he set out on a religious quest. During Mahavira’s thirteenth year of being on his quest he gained supreme knowledge and from then on he preached about Jainism until his death thirty years later. Mahavira was the last of the twenty four teachers which were also called Jina which means “conqueror” of the woes of existence. Mahavira was born

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Max
  • Who Is God

    Who Is God

    What/who is God? God The existence of the world and everything in it can only be explained if there is a God who is the first cause. Aquinas states that it is impossible for any being to be the efficient cause of itself because then it would have to bring itself into being, and to bring itself into being, it would have to exist before it existed. If a being exists, it is because some

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: July
  • Who Is Jesus

    Who Is Jesus

    True Hero Jesus Christ. I am sure you have all heard his name mentioned many times before at some point within your lives. His name is often associated with Christmas since many believe that it is the day he was born to a virgin mother in Bethlehem. His name also comes up frequently during Easter amongst families who celebrate Easter in remembrance of his death on the cross at Calvary. Is He more than a

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    Submitted: April 24, 2010 By: Victor
  • Who Is Responsible for Changing Poverty

    Who Is Responsible for Changing Poverty

    Who is responsible for changing Poverty? Ultimately it is down to the individual to get themselves out of poverty There are many reasons that a person may be in poverty such as luck, illness, the poverty cycle, etc however ultimately it is up to the individual because if they do not put the hard work in needed to get out of this poverty then no one else can and should do it for them. The

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    Submitted: October 1, 2016 By: Beth1267
  • Who Is the God

    Who Is the God

    The conflict between the Christians and the Muslims, between 1098 and 1229, was the result of political unrest; which was fueled the Muslims migrating into the Christian holy lands, lead by Pope Urban II and carried on, throughout latter centuries by his followers. What follows is a story of war, holy visions,unholy alliances, promises made with fingers crossed, sieges and slaughters, the details of which fill volumes. Christianity, in its infancy, was a very

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Who Jesus Is for You

    Who Jesus Is for You

    Jesus was raised in Nazareth in the home of Joseph, a carpenter, and his wife Mary. Jesus most likely went to school in a room attached to the synagogue. He was a faithful Jew and followed all the Jewish customs. Jesus was a human being. God took on a human form in Jesus in order to live life like we do. God ‘s love for us is unconditional and infinite. To communicate with us

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Vika
  • Who Was Martin Luther?

    Who Was Martin Luther?

    Who was Martin Luther? Martin Luther was a German Monk, Priest, Professor, and Theologian who reformed the church. His teaching triggered the reformation and has made him an essential figure in European history. He was born in Eisleben on November 1483 where he grew up as a copper miner’s son and later received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Erfurt. When he nearly escaped death he vowed to become a monk and joined a

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Max
  • Who’s Your Creator?

    Who’s Your Creator?

    Who’s Your Creator? Eng 230B Term Paper March 7, 2006 Instructor: Dr. Alec Globe There are many different stories of creation throughout the world, two of the most well known to North Americans being the Christian story and the First Nations story. Both of these stories contain all the elements of a folktale, so why is one more believable and worshiped that the other? When the Europeans discovered North America, the people living there surprised

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    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: regina
  • Why Buddhism Appeal to Me

    Why Buddhism Appeal to Me

    One of the reasons why I took the course of for religion this semester is to perhaps come closer with my God again. After growing up in an Episcopalian household, it seemed that Christianity was the only accepted religion. I was very much encouraged by my parents, family, and society to say my prayers, attend Sunday school and church services, and be involved in the youth groups within my church. Religion, in some way, became

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Why Did God Create the Church?

    Why Did God Create the Church?

    There are a lot of different reasons of why people go to church. Some go to church because they are in need of help. Some go because they feel lost and need guidance in their lives. Most people only go on special occasions such as Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving. I believe that the church should be a place where people come to worship, fellowship with others of the same faith and a place to learn

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: David
  • Why Did the Communist Revolution Originally Seek to Quell Confucianism?

    Why Did the Communist Revolution Originally Seek to Quell Confucianism?

    Communism has long been thought of in western culture as the source of all evil. Communism in China had it’s beginnings during the 1920’s and its belief system was in sharp contrast to that of Confucianism. From the beginning of the 1200's to about 1949 and the beginning of the communist era Confucianism dominated Chinese sociopolitical life, obviously for the largest part of the Chinese history. Through the “Mandate of Heaven” it was determined that

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Why I Believe in God

    Why I Believe in God

    Why I believe in god? In this essay I will be righting about why I believe in god and then when I feel I have expressed my point well I will move onto why religions influence people of saying there is a god. So I believe in god because of many reasons such as miracles and texts from holy books such as the bible and Qur’an and even the torah. Many people do not believe

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    Submitted: September 16, 2014 By: jehaleleel bob
  • Why Interest Is Prohibited Riba? an Economic Perspective

    Why Interest Is Prohibited Riba? an Economic Perspective

    WHY INTEREST IS PROHIBITED RIBA? AN ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE Ismail Nizam SUMMARY [The article begins with a brief introduction which states the shari’ah standpoint on the issue of Interest-Riba equivalence as a dispute settled in the history of Islamic scholarship. It also provides a snapshot of the Ummah’s awareness on the subject of Riba and its prohibition in primary sources of Islamic Shari’ah. This Ummatic level awaress is followed by a short, yet true description of

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    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Jack

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