Pilgrimage in the Hindus religion has proved to be an instrument used in the celebration of life for every devotee. Diana L. Eck successfully paints a picture of how a pilgrimage is built into a beautiful ceremony. She provides many images by which we can stimulate the visual power of every individual being. This information gives us the ability to live and experience the journey of pilgrimage with the characters she explains in her book, Darsan.
Eck gives details of how a temple...
- David and Moses Comparison
Many early biblical figures displayed similarities in their interactions with their almighty God. In respect to David and Moses, they each displayed similar qualities in their dealings with God but also differed in the ultimate goal that their God had for them. From their backgrounds to their leadership abilities, David and Moses differed in many ways, but when it came to achieving their ultimate goal, honoring their Lord and following his commands, they both were extremely successful.
- THE OPUS DEI, THE DA VINCI CODE, AND THE TRUTHTHE OPUS DEI, THE DA VINCI CODE, AND THE TRUTH
A lot of people are familiar with the book “The Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown. It is the so-called “modern day revelations” about the Church, Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene and Opus Dei. Because of the many specific details of information showed in the book, we cannot help but ask whether “The Da Vinci Code” is signifying the truth or it is only pure fiction. A lot of people were intrigued and confused by what “The Da Vinci Code“revealed. However, a lot of written statements from accredited, kno...
- contradiction of abortion and morality
The Contradiction of Abortion and Morality
consider for a moment a society in which there are no rules or laws. A society in which everyone is allowed to do what they please whenever they feel like it without any consequences. The world would be in a state of chaos. In order to maintain order and implement laws we use a set of morals to judge what actions are permissible and which are not. Rachels defines morality as "the effort to guide one's actions by reason..." As rational beings hu...
The purpose of this essay is to examine what has remained an enigma for scholars of religion and believers alike since the eighteenth century. The problem is that Jesus comes to us across over two thousand years of history during which many ideas have been formulated with regard to Jesus’ identity.
All those raised in the Christian faith will be familiar with the Jesus who is the Messiah; of his infancy, life and the Easter story. These ‘truths’ have been held and passed on from one generati...
- Basic Principles of Understanding Ellen G. White’s Writings
“God has spoken! But what has He said? Every utterance, every written document, demands interpretation. And the need increases in proportion to the distance the text stands in time and culture from our own.” 1
Hermeneutics is the science of interpreting literary documents. We use this term when we attempt to understand the writings of secular writers such as Homer, Plato, and Shakespeare, as well as inspired writers such as Moses, Paul, and Ellen White. Hermeneutical rules help us understand wh...
- Brazil Religion
History of Buddhism and the Life of the Buddha
'To speak no ill, to do no harm, to practice restraint according to
the fundamental preceptors, to be moderate in eating, to live in
seclusion, to devote oneself to higher consciousness, this is the
teaching of the Buddha'
When Siddhartha Gautama was born a wise man came to his father, the
king, and told him that his son would either be a great king or a
great holy man. The king was worried, he wanted his son to follow in
- Sikh Dharma
Sikh Dharma, the youngest of the world religions, is barely five hundred years old. Its founder, Guru Nanak, was born in 1469. Guru Nanak spread a simple message of "Ek Ong Kar": we are all one, created by the One Creator of all Creation. This was at a time when India was being torn apart by castes, sectarianism, religious factions, and fanaticism. He aligned with no religion, and respected all religions. He expressed the reality that there is one God and many paths, and ...
Zoroastrinism is a small religion made up of about 140,000 people. even though there is only a small amount of people practicing this religion, zoroastrinism has made a great impact on the religious world. it has brought beliefs such as god, satin, the soul, heaven and hell, saviors, final judgement and resurection to many other world wide religions. it is one of the oldest religions still alive, and was the first monotheistic religion. the religion was founde...
- Sikh Religion
The Muhl Mantara describes <God> as one ,infinite,undying and unborn. Jaap sahib says <god> is substainer,liberatoe,enlightener,infinite,destroyer,creator,nameless and desireless.all these qualities are entirely beyond the human realm.
Guru is one who takes you to <God>. Our ten gurus were enlightened beings in human form,who gave us the Dharma and the example to discover the infinite within ourself.
In Sikh Dharma,we have no gods in human,finit...
- The Truth About Orthodox Christianity
The Truth about Orthodox Christianity
As described in
The Grand Inquisitor by Dostoevsky
The writings of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Helen Ellerbe show substantial evidence that the orthodox Christians did in fact steal from humanity the divine freedom it was promised by Jesus Christ. This thesis is supported in Dostoevsky's "The Grand Inquisitor" from his book The Brothers Karamazov. The dark side of Christian history by Helen Ellerbe also supports this theory. The Inquisition itself ...
- The Story Of Noahs Ark
The Story of Noah's Ark
In Judeo-Christian mythology, one of the best recognized stories from the Old Testament is the story of Noah and the Ark, and how they survived God's great flood. This story is a common one throughout many mid-east cultures, both past and present. The most notable of these is in the ancient Mesopotamian mythology, with the story of Utnapishtim and his story of survival of the gods wrath. Though both are telling what is assumed to be a tale of the same event, there...
- The Flogging Of Jesus
The Flogging of Jesus
John 18:39- but it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release `the king of the Jews'?"
King of Jews- He's not the king of the Jews, He's slapping them in the face.
The same thing Jesus was being accused of Barnabbas did.
JN 19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged.  The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe ...
- The Promise Keepers - Against Adultery
The Promise Keepers - Against Adultery
Last fall, 700,000 men gathered at our nation's Capital to focus on mending relationships. Their goals were to help men end adulterous behavior, quit abusing and neglecting the women and children in their lives, and renew their promises to their families. Knowing this, it is hard to understand why this rally would be seen as a threat rather than honorable. Imagine 700,000 men acknowledging the areas in which they've failed and wanti...
- Early Christianity
The earliest recorded text teaching Christianity has its roots buried deep within Judaism. The birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as the Messiah, created a new ideology of worship. The Messiah is the savior for all people and of all sins. Paul carried the message of the Messiah to the Gentiles. His missionary journeys and establishment of churches enabled the spreading of the message throughout the Roman Empire. Christianity grew in acceptance; those that...