Report on the Religious Life of Planet Earth

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Report on the Religious Life of Planet Earth
Cary C. Coffing SU130350256
Professor Richard Bucher
World Religions
REL212047VA016-1122-001
January 29, 2012

I recently traveled to the planet called Earth to ascertain if people and the planet are religious and what they practice in the aspects of religion. First, it is important, for you to understand my idea of religion and supporting aspects or views of religion. Religion is not only a way of living but also consider artifacts, practices and traditions of a belief that one worships a deity. People should not only have a belief but also contribute, participate, relinquish and devote their lives in living and having faith in their deity. I observed and researched what and how the people of Earth worship, how often they praise or worship their deity and what they do while practicing these traditions of beliefs. In this human journey for finding sense, some turn to philosophy, the creative arts, and the collective of humans develop or settle to belong to some form of religion. Now that you understand or are able to view my perception of religion, I will give you examples of behavior or beliefs I observed during my visit to Earth. The first thing that I saw was the fact; Earth and its people are separated by many regions and variations of religions. What I mean by this is currently Earth has about 43 belief systems and within these beliefs there are many different sects (Religion Facts). According to a website I looked at there are over 12 main categories and 25 sub categories such as a religion called Christianity with example sects like Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist and Pentecostal (wiki answers). There are many other religions on earth but Christianity is the largest. What I have observed from Christianity and the different sects within. They all worship a figure or what was once a man that lived named Jesus the Son of God or the Son of Man, which died in order to save the people of the...
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