November 4, 2012
Report on the Religious Life of Planet Earth
I am reporting to you my discoveries of religion on the planet Earth. When given this assignment to visit Earth and determine if it was religious or not I had to determine what makes a planet religious. In my research I found that religion is defined as a way of being that no matter what you stand by it and believe in its’ every state of being. Religion adds meaning and purpose to the lives of followers, granting them an appreciation of the past, an understanding of the present, and hope for the future. By definition, a religion is a belief system concerning one or more deities and incorporating rituals, ceremonies, ethical guidelines, and life philosophies. This religion is followed in everything one does on a daily basis.
Upon my arrival to Earth I found myself wandering around asking many questions and following crowds of people to numerous locations to get familiar with human life. On Earth I found that humans gather in groups to attend events or do activities together. Other humans do many things alone or with only one other person. The little humans are found following and mimicking the bigger humans in the way they walk, who they talk to, and even eating habits. I found this very interesting and paid more attention to the little humans and what and how they learn from the bigger humans.
There are many large areas of land there and I was not sure if I would be able to research all areas on this mission but gathered as much information as possible. In the location I started my research was what is called America. Here the largest religion practiced is Christianity. Christianity is an Abrahamic religion centered on God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. (Religion Facts, 2012) Sects of Christianity for example are Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist and Pentecostal. In following the little humans I...