Religious Belief System
Religious Belief System A belief system is a system that is an opinion which determines how we interact with every aspect of out life. Your belief is something that is stored deep into your subconscious mind that will either give you the drive you need to succeed or tell you that it is ok to fail. Religion is a particular type of belief system, but not all belief systems are religion. Telling the difference between religious from non-religious belief systems can be easy at times, but can be difficult as well. A belief system can cover a variety of situations that may overlap with some religions. There can be a belief system that feels you should give any monies you can spare to support the particular entity ad everyone knows that is in common with Christianity that fully believes in tithing. (Cline, 2006) The beliefs that I have make up a religious belief system because I was taught from the bible since I can remember. I am from the typical southern Baptist environment. My family would rise every Sunday morning and walk to the local church to worship, praise God, and fork over all the money we could afford. I never really understood why we gave what little we could spare to a church where everyone appeared to have some much more than my family possessed. I thought it was some kind of scam because the man preaching to use wore fancy jewelry and wore fancy clothes. I would see people jumping around, screaming strange phrases and knocking things over in the church. I was an ignorant child at the time and witnessing this type of behavior was comical to me and I would laugh whenever I could. My mother or any other adult would scold me for doing so but it was never explained to me that that was. I was taught to never question the bible. The bible is perfect and from God so questioning it was wrong and since I was a child I was not supposed to say...
References: Cline, A., 2006, Religious vs. Non-Religious Belief Systems, retrieved from the World Wide Web on 21 April 2006: http://atheism.about.com/library/FAQs/religion/blrel_beliefs.htm
Canning, N., 2006, TransformBeliefs.com, retrieved from the World Wide Web on: 21 April 21, 2006: http://www.transformbeliefs.com/pages/560182/index.htm
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