The daily life of a buddhist monk

There are over 367 million people following Buddhism. The top ten most Buddhist populated countries are, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Laos, and Japan. Buddhism started through one man named, Siddhartha Gautama. You might recognize Siddhartha as “Buddha.” Siddhartha was born in Lumbini, during the 5th century BCE. The daily … Read more

Athena greek mythology

The Greek goddess Athena was the goddess of wisdom and war. She was one of the most powerful goddesses. She was known for her strategic skill in war. Also, for being fierce and courageous in battle. Athena’s parents are Zeus and Metis. There’s a myth that says she was born from Zeus’s head. The story … Read more

Puja at Home and in the Temple

Puja the Hindu meaning of worship is the core ritual of popular polytheistic Hinduism (Fuller, 2004, p. 57). It primarily means paying respect or homage to one or more Gods through numerous actions that express the wish to please the chosen deity and offer service to them and hope for the blessing of God in … Read more

The Conversion of Saul to Paul

Saint Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. In an instant, he saw that all the zeal of his dynamic personality was being wasted, and his life changed at that very moment. Perhaps he had never seen Jesus, who was only a few … Read more

Duffy’s Perspective on Religion in “Confession” and “Prayer”

The poet Carol Anne Duffy presents two different attitudes towards religion in her poems “Prayer” and “Confession.” In “Prayer,” Duffy contemplates how, in the absence of organised religion, comfort can instead be found in ordinary, prosaic occurrences. These usually insignificant experiences instead become a source of consolation for the unknown people discussed in the poem. … Read more

The Great Depression; The Mormon Response

A New Strength in Church Ties The Mormon Response to the Great Depression The State of Utah has a reputation; the Mormon State. Rightfully so, as the majority of Utah is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This religion, while a sect of Christianity, is often looked at as the outcast. … Read more

Scripture engagement – Lrctio Divina

Christians have been developing and practicing various Scripture engagement techniques for hundreds of years. This article is trying to help us understand the true methods of experiencing God in the Bible. The scripture engagement technique the article focuses on is Lectio Divina, this means “sacred reading” in Latin. This practice has been used for over … Read more

The Shadow Of The Galilean By Gerd Theissen; A Look At The Community, Historical And Spiritual Conditions Of The New Testament Era

Gerd Theissen’s contemporary piece, The Shadow of the Galilean: The Quest of the Historical Jesus in Narrative Form, is recognized for its engaging narrative that explores the social, religious, and historical contexts of the era of the New Testament. Throughout the work, Theissen weaves biblical references and historical citations to give the reader insight into … Read more

Christianity, Islam, Judaism

Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are three of the most influential world religions in history. While Judaism isn’t as large as Christianity and Islam, its impact on the world has still been as profound. Judaism, Islam, and Christianity are sometimes called “Abrahamic religions” because they trace their history to the ancient figure of Abraham, first mentioned … Read more

A Study of Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers

War can turn even the strongest of men humble. The novel Fallen Angels is about a small group of men who come of age in the Vietnam War. Richie Perry, the novels protagonist, enlists in the army mainly to escape his problemsa bad relationship with his mother, a lack of opportunity in Harlem, and an … Read more

What is a Christian Worldview

Christian Worldview A worldview is the way someone sees the world. It’s their viewpoint on life and the world around them. This being said, what is a Christian worldview? A Christian Worldview is when someone views the world with the Bible in mind and the understanding that everything in it is entirely true[1]. Knowing that … Read more

4 dogmas of the catholic church

Mary, Mother of God That Mary is the mother of Jesus Christ our Lord and named as the “Mother of God” or in greek term “Theotokos” or “Birthgiver of God”. According to what I’ve researched in the internet, Mary’s divine motherhood was proclaimed at the Council of Ephesus in 431. According to CCC 509, “Mary … Read more

The Responsibilities of a Believer of the Jainism Religion

Practicing Jainism can be extremely challenging for the individual follower. The Jain follower takes full karmic responsibility for all of his actions, and yet his good intentions do not by themselves grant him any extra good karma. He can neither receive good karma from others nor transfer his bad karma to anyone else. If he … Read more

Living In A Small Town In Toole’s Novel

Small towns are often considered a safe place to grow up. Many who are born into these small towns never leave, perhaps because they are too frightened to leave all that they have ever known. These towns, however, are not without their problems. Rural small towns, especially in the South, carry a stigma of being … Read more

The Book of Daniel: A Stylistic Analysis

As 1950s America engulfed itself in a widespread fear of Communism, government officials became extra vigilant in finding and punishing possible spies and traitors. Suspects were arrested for saying the wrong thing, being seen in the wrong place at the wrong time, and even for thinking the wrong thoughts. As mass nervosa ensued, Americans began … Read more

Elk Grove Unified School District V. Newdow

Elk Grove Unified School District V. NewdowFacts: Michael Newdow’s daughter attended public school in California. Teachers everyday lead their students in the reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Michael Newdow is an atheist and believes that the Pledge is religious indoctrination since it contains the words “under God” and violates the First Amendment. Newdow filed suit … Read more

How to be a catholic priest

Priesthood The life of a priest is unique and challenging. Becoming a Catholic priest is not for everyone. The job of priest requires someone committed to the Catholic faith. A priest must know all about the Catholic religion, and he must serve as a model for the Catholic faith, leading by example. Doing so requires … Read more

A Comparison Between The 7 Deadly Sins And The Cinema’s 7 Cardinal Virtues

Counter-Cinema & Wollen Peter Wollen’s article, “Godard and Counter-Cinema: Vent d’ Est,” outlines the “seven deadly sins and seven cardinal virtues” of cinema and deliberates the formal elements that reflect counter-cinema, that film director, Jean-Luc Godard, utilizes in nearly all his compositions. (Wollen 120). Wollen lists the values of traditional cinema and disputes them with … Read more

Mary Sidney’s Unique Perspective On The Word Of God

Before the year 1611, many different translations of the bible existed, but none were very consistent. At this time, at the command of King James the First, forty-seven scholars from various theological and educational backgrounds, separated into six individual groups, completed the task of translating the bible from the original Hebrew manuscripts and existing English … Read more

Adam, Eve And The Serpent As The Beginning Of Sins

The doctrine of creation is not an ambiguous aspect of the Bible. The first four chapters of Genesis contain the primary biblical information on creation; therefore, they provide the basis of the biblical doctrine. This seemingly straightforward portion of the Bible, however, has for several millennia remained the object of considerable speculation by various writers … Read more

The Greek God Uranus

The influence of the philosophers, Cicero, in De Natura Deorum (“Concerning the Nature of the Gods”), claims that he was the offspring of the ancient gods Aether and Hemera, Air and Day. According to the Orphic hymns, Uranus was the son of Nyx, the personification of night. I n the Olympian creation myth, as Hesiod … Read more

A narration of St Mary’s miracles

Religious storytelling was one form of popular religion used to teach commoners. Simple stories connected religious ideas to ordinary people, events, and objects that were relatable and also taught moral lessons in a way that commoners could understand, much like a Biblical parable. The content and intended purpose of the stories and lessons depended upon … Read more

The Interpretation Of The Buddha Beads In The World Of Fashion

Fashion as Material Culture Fashion comes with various facets that include clothing, footwear, makeup, body piercing or accessories, which come in various forms. Mostly fashion goes with a particular time after which it becomes obsolete until it recurs again. Some of the products that we buy are both fashionable and material culture. The material culture … Read more

Care for God’s Creation

Caring for gods creation is hard work, and our culture mentality of “I do what’s best for me” completely opposes it. We are bombarded with messages and advertisements telling us to make life easier and more convenient, and our own selfishness tendencies tell us “no one else is doing it” and “my contribution really won’t … Read more

Argument from Faith

The single greatest bit of advice that I can give to someone who has been presented with an Argument from Faith, is to get the proponent to first very clearly declare which definition of the word “faith” they’re using, and to then help them put their argument into a syllogistic form. The reason for this … Read more

What is the difference between Hinduism and Buddhism

Buddhism followed the trail of Hinduism. It went where Hinduism was already known and honored. It made a permanent niche in the affections of the people and destroyed nothing, it acquired a new wealth and became thoroughly indigenous. Buddhism and Hinduism both have their origins in the Indian subcontinent and Lord Buddha, the prophet of … Read more

A look at the scientology’s church history

The Church of Scientology was founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1953 in Camden, New Jersey. The church has been at the center of many controversies for many years. L. Ron Hubbard founded the church as the follow-up to his popular self-help book, “Dianetics.” The church grew exponentially in terms of membership over the years … Read more

David Miscavige’s use of fruitful and nonfruitful leadership qualities in his role as the leader of scientology

Introduction Ever since its inception, the practice of Scientology has been of great interest to many outside of it due to its unconventional customs. The Church of Scientology was founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1950 (Wood). Hubbard passed away in 1986, naming no clear successor (Howell). David Miscavige rose to the challenge shortly after, … Read more

What is Karma?

First of all, the question is what is Karma? The actual definition of this word from the dictionary is, “ an action, seen as bringing upon oneself inevitable results, good or bad, either in this life or in a reincarnation” If you really think about it this definition has a very powerful meaning. I can … Read more

Significance of Abraham

Abraham was a messenger of Allah(God). From a very young age Abraham rejected the idea of worshipping idols as their God because he saw them as lifeless sculptures that could neither harm nor benefit them. He believed God to be someone greater, the Most Magnificent, not the one that you can find sitting in a … Read more

Review of Niccolo Machiavelli’s Book, The Prince

The Prince by Machiavelli is one of the most influential treatises in human history, conceived by Italian political theorist and diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. The Prince is often regarded as one of the first true examples of modern philosophy, most notably, political philosophy, and Machiavelli addressed many different attributes of politics, war-time strategies and the implementation … Read more

The Great Stupa and the Concept of Buddhism

The Great Stupa is a famed Buddhist monument that resides in Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India. The textbook shows that it consists of a hemispheric dome made of rubble, dirt, and stone. Also, it is a mandala (meaning circle). On the top center, is a small square platform. In the center of the platform, there is … Read more

Quran and Science

Quran and Science Abstract The noble Quran passed all the tests of modern era and In Sha Allah it will going to pass all the tests in the future as well because today which science is not telling Quran explains in great details. Science and Quran can not be compared in any case because Quran … Read more