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... the focus on developing human capacity in the Sabbath and days of awe. The primary, Holy days that nurture personal life along the way. The Sabbat, on a weekly basis, and Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippers, annually, are the key periods of individual family renewal. These holidays accomplish their goals primarily by lifting the individual out of a routine that controls, too often, deadens daily life." The Sabbat is their weekly ceremony, held Friday evenings, to celebrate the end of a work week. Rosh Hashanah - Yom Kipper is the core th ...

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Greek Orthodox Customs

... woman who lived in New York with her 21-year old son, who was working as a waiter. My parents went there to arrange a marriage between us. My father told my mother that he didn't like the prospective bridegroom, but she didn't care. I met my husband six days before the ceremony; I remember every nightmare detail of my wedding and honeymoon. Only two states allow underage marriages, so my family, his family and some people from our village flew to South Carolina for the City Hall service. At the end, the lady who'd married us said, "You ca ...

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... and forgotten traditions that are practiced by pagans. Many of these are also the origins of widely practiced traditions in the Christian-dominated world of today. A defining characteristic of many pagan religions, especially Wicca, is the worship and closeness to nature. Pagans treat animals kindly and respect all things, living or nonliving, as though they were a person (Roy N. p.). They also share the worship of their nature gods, which increases their respect for all that is around them (Roy N. p.). Pagans are very sensitive peop ...

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Isaiah 10:1-6 The Hebrews Prophets: Isaiah & Amos

... rod of my anger, in whose hand is the club of the wrath! I send him against a Godless nation, I dispatch him against a people who anger me, to seize loot and snatch, and to trample them down like mud in the streets." These writings, from the enscriptures of the bible some say philosophical, inspire mystery, wonder and the relation to how true they are. I have a monotheistic way of thinking, though the bible is said to be the writings of the way of life of Moses and the Hebrews, I am puzzled by how certain writings pertain to society, cultur ...

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Who Was Jesus?

... a God above them. This reflects the whole attitude of the book. Chapters 6-7 of Matthew quote Jesus as he is presenting rules to live by to the multitudes. To me, all of these sounded like hints to leading a happy life for yourself. Jesus reflects a God that does not expect virgins or animals to be sacrificed in His name; but, a God that is pleased by followers that love not only God, but each other also. These seem like simple, logical rules to live by. But, they reflected a time in history where that kind of love for one another was ...

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Prayer In Public Schools

... to name a few, has reached an all time high. There is a strong correlation between the expulsion of prayer from our schools and the decline in morality. Morals must be taught, and they cannot properly be taught without religion. Another issue is the debate over constitutional rights. Many people do not support school prayer and feel it is unconstitutional. The constitution neither mandates nor prohibits prayer in schools. It does not say that is unconstitutional, therefore, it is not unconstitutional. One may argue that school praye ...

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Women In Religion

... has dominated the world for the past hundreds of years, but times have changed and women are seeking equality. Even in the church, men are categorized as superior to women. Since it is difficult to actually know what God wants from his followers, the Bible is one source that has been used as reference to determine superiority of genders in the church. "Jesus was a man who chose 12 male apostles to carry on his work, therefore only men could be priest" (Connel A1), is a common reference used to the scriptures found in the Bible. Th ...

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The History Of The Catholic Church In St. Augustine

... presentation as well. This visual presentation will include various photos I have taken of monuments, churches, and other important Catholic sites in St. Augustine. Also, there is a timeline that follows the development of Catholicism in St. Augustine. The history of St. Augustine is a long and intricate past. It is full of take overs, battles, and religious triumph and competition. The first explorer to reach Florida was Christopher Columbus. It is said that Columbus left San Salvador, the first island he landed on, and came to Florid ...

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... the same religion. But they are also unique from each other. Theravada and Mahayana are two parts of the same religion. is a religion, which has been around for many years, and has been a powerful driving force in the world. A person named Siddharta Gautama founded in India in about 500 BCE. Gautama was at one point a part of the rich and powerful class of India. When he was 29 years of age, he left his family to find religious enlightenment. After six years of wandering, Siddharta Gautama. experienced enlightenment. (To himself), he disc ...

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The Hindu And Muslim Religions

... establishments over the years. First, its history can be revealed by how Hinduism began. Dean C. Halverson, World Religions Specialist for International Students, in his book, World Religions, talks about how Hinduism can be traced back to 1500 B.C. in what is now India. It began as just a religion that worshipped lots of gods and that was very ritualistic. At first, the simple head of the household could perform the rituals; however, they became increasingly complex as the centuries passed. Consequently, it became necessary to create a ...

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Different Religions

... They had to roam the land always looking for new game to hunt and plants and berries to gather. The people weren't united because of all this traveling, and therefore contact with other people was minimal. Morals are hard to develop without much contact with other people and so the religion of these early people was minimal. Then came the development of farming into this time period. Farming brought the people together. Small cities began to develop because the people didn't have to move around as much. With all this closeness, the ...

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Sexual Urges, Society, And Religion

... to the opening of new thought and communication about sex in the twentieth century. The Kinsey report uncovered the reality of American sexuality. This sexual underground shocked the church going populous of America. The percentages of homosexual activity, sado-masochism and bestiality, were over-whelming. The bedroom door had finally been opened. The church became the origin of American society through the settling of Puritan and Pilgrim societies. The strict line on sex as a sin was followed to the letter. The Puritans and the Pilgrims fle ...

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