Report on the Religious Life of Planet Earth
Professor James Allen
REL 212-World Religions
October 30, 2011
Religious Life of Planet Earth 2
The word religious has many difference meaning. Religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establish symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and to moral values. Many religious have narratives, symbols, traditions and scared histories that are intended to give meaning of life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious law or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about cosmos and human nature. Religion is sometimes used interchangeably with faith or belief system, but religion differs from private belief in that it has a public aspect. Religion is also a specific, fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion. The religion Christianity, Muslims, and Hinduism represent nearly sixty eight percent of the planet’s religious belief. However, religion is defined in Fisher’s book as “a particular response to dimensions of life considered scared, as shaped by traditions.”
The criterion to determine if people on earth are religious understands what they believe in as the cause, the nature, and their purpose of the universe according to their beliefs, the way the do rituals, and the way they live their lives according to the moral code established by their religions. The Christianity religion is the most common form of religion that believes there is only one almighty god. They believe that god created the universe in seven days. The Christian believe that god created human to live in his view of love and justice. The life for Christianity to love... [continues]
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