Elements of Religious Traditions

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Elements of religious traditions paper

* Religion is very important and so are all of their religious traditions. This paper will describe basic components of religious traditions and their relationship to the sacred. It will include what a religious tradition says including its teachings, texts, doctrine, stories, myths, and others, What a religious tradition does including worship, prayer, pilgrimage, ritual, and so forth, and how a religious tradition organizes including leadership, relationships among members, and so forth. * A religious tradition is something that people of one religion do because it was done for many years by gods or goddesses. These traditions are different for each different religion. Each religion has texts, stories, myths, and so on that allow people to read about the traditions of that religion. For example the Christian religion has the bible that tells the story of the beginning of earth and how it came about according to Christian beliefs. It also explains why certain days are religious holidays and why there are certain traditions. The Hindu religion has the Bhagavat Gita, the Ramayana, and many other texts that tell the stories of the lives of certain gods, goddesses, and/or heroes. It also explains why we must celebrate certain holidays and how we should celebrate them. Most of the Hindu literature was composed in Sanskrit. The Islamic religion has the Quran, which is also a book that includes all of the directions that Muslims believe is what they have to follow in order for them to lead a great life. The Buddhist religion had Theravada, Tripitaka, Mahayana, Tibetan, and many other sacred texts. These texts also have great and sacred meanings, traditions, and reason for many of the Buddhist beliefs. These traditions are sacred because they have deep meaning and meaning. In the Hindu religion we have a Murti (statue) of Lord Shiva where he is blue. He looks blue because there...
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