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What do most world religions have in common?    

Something that the five major world religions (Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam) have in common is a sense of community. A sense of community provides group cohesion and...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2015 10:08 pm UTC

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What are the positive effects of religion?

For the individual, one of the main positive effects of religion is a sense of purpose, meaning, and justice in life. This often takes the form of belief in an afterlife, in which all the wrongs...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020 10:55 am UTC

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There are 5 kind of psalms: praise, wisdom, royal, thankgiving, lament. There are 4 kinds of prayer: adoration,...

Wow, those are detailed questions and answers. I think that you need to remember that you will choose the psalms and prayer based on the occasion. There are this many so that you will be able to...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012 2:34 pm UTC

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What's the difference between Presbyterian and Baptist?

Presbyterians and Baptists both belong to Protestant Christianity, which traces its origins to the 16th century when reformers like Martin Luther and John Calvin began to preach against the...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2016 3:20 pm UTC

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Why is religion important in life, in the society, and in our country?

Since the dawn of humanity, people have sought a connection with forces greater than their own. The mysteries and power of the natural world and the wonder of life making more of itself engendered...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 7:08 am UTC

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How did Nimrod of Babylon die?

The Book of Jasher 27:1-9 describes the death of Nimrod by saying that there was jealousy between him and Esau, the son of Isaac and brother of Jacob. Both of them would hunt in the same field and...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2013 2:17 pm UTC

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How is someone's dignity taken away from them?  

There are various ways a person may have their dignity taken away from them. One way may occur with declining health. As people age or become sick, they may not be able to do things that we take...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016 8:05 pm UTC

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In the Holy Bible, where does the story of Moses start and end? In other words, what is the Book/chapter/verses? I...

Moses's story begins with the setting being explained in the first chapter of Exodus - the pharaoh's orders that "Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2012 11:23 pm UTC

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Why are rings not used in Seventh Day Adventist weddings? The Seventh Day Adventist religion is different from...

Like many Protestant or Protestant-derived denominations, the Seventh Day Adventists stick closely to the words of Biblical scripture, but they also try to capture the spirit of the Bible and live...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2017 2:00 pm UTC

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What message does the Last Supper send us? What message does the Last Supper send us?

Quite simply, the last supper "sends us" the Eucharist. This is the Sacrament that Roman Catholics celebrate daily (and by obligation on Sundays), the sacrament that transforms simple bread and...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2011 3:31 am UTC

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Compare Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism in a short summary.

Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism all emerged in China during the Warring States Period (475-221 B.C.), a time of feudalism when today's China existed as seven different states that were often in...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2019 4:37 pm UTC

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How Does Religion Affect Culture

Ultimately religion and culture are inseparable in many ways. For thousands of years, various societies have had some form of religion at the center of their cultural beliefs and practices....

Latest answer posted November 30, 2017 4:08 pm UTC

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How does religion promote social change?

Religions promote social change by guiding their followers to share or "live" their views. By encouraging the outward expression of religious views, the views become a vehicle for social change....

Latest answer posted January 23, 2016 5:50 am UTC

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What does God centered mean and what are some steps to being God centered?

Being God-centered means putting God first and allowing all activity in life to flow from the premise that God's priorities are the priorities of the individual. The opposite of being God-centered...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2012 12:59 am UTC

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What are the main themes in the book of Genesis in the Bible?

Among the main themes in the book of Genesis in the Bible are the conflict between good and evil, frequent difficulty in staying on the right path to remain good, and the importance of family, even...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2020 12:31 pm UTC

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What are six common features of religion?

Many scholars have attempted to provide comprehensive yet concise descriptions of what is common to all religions. I think that Huston Smith, a Doctor of Religious Studies, has best summarized the...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2016 3:04 pm UTC

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What are the similarities between Passover and the Eucharist?

Great question! Actually, the Christian (primarily Catholic) tradition of celebrating the Eucharist developed out of Passover traditions. Jesus of Nazareth was raised in a Jewish society and even...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2016 4:41 pm UTC

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An Eye For An Eye Makes The Whole World Blind Meaning

If everyone took revenge, there would be no one left. Consider the person who loses his house to bank foreclosure. You've heard the tale. He goes on a shooting spree and destroys the bank, or...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012 2:51 pm UTC

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Importance of religion in one's life Why is religion important in our life? How is it important? What will happen...

I think the third question is interesting to ponder. I believe that if we have no religion, other ideologies will take the place of religion. We can look historically at states that have tried to...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2011 11:16 pm UTC

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What is the difference between "monism" and "monotheism?"

The word "monotheism" is made up of two parts, from the Greek. "Mono" is a form of "monos," which means "single, alone" and "theism," which is a form of "theos" meaning "a god." So, "monotheism"...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2012 12:14 am UTC

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How and where do Taoists worship?

Taoism or Daoism is a religion that originated in China in approximately the fourth century BC. It is polytheistic with many deities and ritual practices. There are several different forms of...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2017 10:24 am UTC

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What was the importance of Jesus being presented to the temple?

The significance of Jesus's presentation at the Temple is that, for the first time, he is recognized as the Messiah. The man who recognizes him, Simeon, is a devout Jew who has for many years been...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2019 7:41 am UTC

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How Far Is Heaven From Earth

Oh my, I'm afraid if you are looking for a physical place, you are going to be disappointed. In the general Christian tradition at least, Heaven has everything to do with faith and nothing to do...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2011 1:13 pm UTC

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What is the ultimate goal of Hinduism and Buddhism?  

Hinduism and Buddhism are known as Dharmic religions. Dharma is defined as the sum of all moral responsibilities and duties that adherents are expected to perform. Closely tied to the concept of...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2015 1:29 am UTC

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What do all religions have in common?

All religions outline ethical or moral codes of conduct. These codes of conduct include concepts such as filial piety, reciprocity, compassion, and social responsibility. All religions also include...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2018 8:38 am UTC

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Comparing and Contrasting Abraham and Moses in the Bible.  Describe their differences in faith, if they challenged or...

Both Abraham and Moses have life-changing encounters with God. They react to these experiences with faith and perseverance, placing their future and that of their family in the hands of the God...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2011 12:15 pm UTC

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What gives your life a sense of meaning and purpose?

Different people will answer this question in different ways because it is a rather personal question. For many people, particularly in the United States, the answer would have to do with...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2014 2:42 am UTC

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Who was the richest person in the Bible?

Although the Bible mentions a number of wealthy individuals, the richest person by far was King Solomon. His reign is described in the first half of the book of I Kings in the Old Testament....

Latest answer posted March 8, 2019 3:56 pm UTC

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What do most world religions have in common? What do most world religions have in common?

I think all religions have faith in that they believe in something that cannot be proven or for which there is the scientific evidence disproves. Faith requires that you believe something you...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2012 5:52 pm UTC

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What are the two major themes of The Book of Joshua in the Bible?

The Book of Joshua exists in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible and, as the name suggests, focuses on Joshua. Following the death of Moses, God tasks Joshua with leading the Israelites into...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2020 3:14 am UTC

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What is the difference between Christianity and Catholicism?

Christianity is an umbrella term used to refer to all Christian denominations. The Catholic Church is one of the churches under the term Christianity. There are other Protestant churches....

Latest answer posted August 24, 2011 10:18 am UTC

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Explain the significance of the blood painted onto the door frames in Exodus 12.

In Exodus 12, God commands the Israelites to keep the first Passover in preparation for the final plague (the death of firstborn males) and the Exodus from Egypt. As part of the Passover...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2015 2:53 am UTC

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Nicene Creed

The significance of the Nicene Creed is evident in its first two passages: WE BELIEVE in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2017 2:12 am UTC

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I need a strong thesis statement on forgiveness.

There are two approaches to the act of forgiveness: one is the religious, and another is the psychological approach. With both approaches, there is a certain release that is obtained through...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2015 1:12 am UTC

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What part of a Catholic church is the sanctuary?

In the Catholic Church, as well as in other Western forms of Christianity, the sanctuary refers to the area immediately around the altar. It is considered to be a place of the utmost divinity where...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2019 11:02 pm UTC

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What is the message of the book of Zephaniah?

The book of Zephaniah in the bible consists of three chapters. The main message of the first chapter in the book of Zephaniah is the Day of the Lord. Zephaniah prophesied about the wrath of the...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2016 12:02 am UTC

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What are the similarities between the three Abrahamic religions?

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are what are termed "Abrahamic religions" because they all share scriptural texts. The Jewish "Old Testament," God, and figures such as Moses and Abraham are shared...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2019 6:46 am UTC

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What were the differences between Puritans and Catholics in the 17th century?

There were major differences between the Puritans and the Catholic Church during the 17th century. Although the Church of England separated from the Roman Catholic Church, it maintained many of the...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2016 8:02 pm UTC

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What are the similarities and differences between Augustine and Aquinas when it comes to faith and reason?

In a sense, both of these theologians are on the same side of the debates over faith and reason. In antiquity, there was a major controversy over whether secular learning was of any value to the...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2016 2:55 am UTC

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God slaughtered a group of 42 children simply for mocking Elijah's baldness. Is that good? We are teachers and are...

This is also one of those many instances in The Bible where multiple translations and the passage of time could well have distorted the original intentions of the message. It also underscores the...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2011 1:50 am UTC

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What are the differences between Hinduism and Buddhism?

There are a number of similarities between the two religions; probably because Buddha himself was Hindu before his enlightenment. Both believe in reincarnation, life in physical form after death....

Latest answer posted November 17, 2011 8:14 am UTC

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In your opinion, which one of the ten commandments is hard to obey?

They are all hard to obey. However, I would say that “do not covet” is the most difficult, especially in this day and age. The internet, from social media platforms to sneaky ads, makes it very...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2018 4:08 am UTC

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How might non-Islamic cultures influence the practice of Islam? For example, could Islamic worship begin to adopt...

I think that when Islam is exported from its roots, to other countries in which the prevailing culture is not Islamic, some assimilation is typical, but not necessarily inevitable. To some degree,...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2015 11:33 pm UTC

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Jewish and Christian beliefs differ from the Greco-Roman tradition in matters concerning the importance of: A the...

Judaism and Christianity differed markedly from Greco-Roman religious traditions. Judaism and Christianity were monotheistic, meaning they believed only one God ruled the universe. Greco-Roman...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2018 12:53 am UTC

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Was Jesus crucified on Mount Sinai?  Where was he taken after the Resurrection?

All four of the gospel accounts of Jesus's life agree that he was crucified at Golgotha or Calvary, not Mount Sinai. Golgotha, which was probably just outside of the walls of Jerusalem, was called...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2017 10:41 pm UTC

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What led to the worldwide increase in Eastern religious literature in the 21st century?

Eastern religions are identified as the religious practices originating in Asia, such as Buddhism and Hinduism. In the last several years, many Christian faiths have faced scandal. Many Catholic...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018 6:45 pm UTC

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what are your reflection in the "passion of christ" ? what are your reflection in the "passion of christ" ?

The movie was touching in all its horror and gruesomeness. I admit that I have had a difficult time trying to watch it repeatedly. I cannot bear to see the pain and ultimate death by Crucifixion....

Latest answer posted August 5, 2011 10:46 am UTC

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In Hinduism, what are the three parts of Brahma and what does each do?

In Hinduism, the heavenly triumvirate consists of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Collectively, they are the Trimurti. Each of the three gods is also known by their individual disposition or guna. For...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2017 5:12 pm UTC

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What is the significance of the Stations of the Cross?

The Stations of the Cross are representations of the path Jesus bore on his way to the crucifixion. They involve Jesus enduring suffering, insults, moments of support, and relay the intense...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2014 3:18 am UTC

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What were the three religious practices found in Mecca before Muhammad's revelations?

The religious practices found in Mecca before the rise of Islam were of the sort that would typically be considered pagan. There were three deities who were most central to the Arabic practices at...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2019 5:54 pm UTC

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