What Is a Religious Belief System?

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What is a Religious Belief System?
Patrice Wayne
REL/133
Milton Schaper
University of Phoenix
July 31, 2008

Belief System
There are many different belief systems such as: emotion, perception, relationship, sexuality, scientific, truth, and religion. One’s belief system is his or her own revelation that is based on a person’s home environment from childhood to adulthood, education, work environment, the impact of peers, and many other factors. In particular, religion is a difficult, yet necessary endeavor that highly affects human culture and shapes our individuality. My religious belief system is based on what I was taught growing up. Although I was not raised in a religious home, my mother and grandmother proclaimed the Baptist religion. My family did not go to church on Sundays, through the week for Bible study, or for any other church event. The only time I remember being in a church was for someone’s funeral. I can recall hearing my grandmother always saying; “Thank you Jesus,” but I never truly thought anything of it. I remember on Sunday mornings watching Cleophus Robinson, a local preacher, who had his own televised church program. That was about as close to religion I came. On the other hand I have friends who went to church faithfully. I would see them leave early on Sunday morning and return later in the evening. During the week, they also attended Bible study, youth group, and choir rehearsal. When they returned, I would listen to them discuss the different things they were and were not allowed to do. This sparked my curiosity as to what church was truly like. I wanted to go and add my own experiences to be able to discuss church and Sunday school. As a child, I spent a great deal of time visiting my grandparents on my father’s side of the family. Spending weekends and summer vacation with them gave me what I recall as my first real experience of religion. Over the years, I learned what religion truly was and how it impacts my...
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