When I started this blog I was only doing it for a grade. As many of my reader know I am in an English Comp class at Jacksonville State University taught by Tanya Sasser. Over the course of the semester I have tried to inform my readers of the various religions that exist and have existed over the course of human history. I tried to let you know about different things that those people believe, or to give you insight to why they lived their lives in a certain way.
· Vikings Believed that you could only enter Valhalla of you were killed in battle. So they spent much of their life pillaging and burning other civilizations.
· Snake Handlers think that if you are a true Christian you are invincible (they’re obviously wrong).
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· Hindus and Buddhists believe that you have to answer for your actions weather you “repent” of them or not. Karma even follows you to the next life, this makes them (mostly) very peaceful people.
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· Mormons believe that it is possible for a man to rise to the level of God, if he is important enough (like John Smith). They also believe some other crazy stuff (i.e. Burnt people, and Magic Underpants)
· Greeks believed their Gods to be fallible and imperfect.
· Christians believe that as long as they believe in Jesus and repent of their sins, God will forgive them no matter what they do.
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· Atheists don’t believe in any of it. We just feel like everyone should be good to each other and get along.
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· I even showed how religions borrow stories from one another.
Every one of these groups of people feel like their answer is the only correct answer.
Everyone feels like everyone else is wrong. Each religion has a way of forcing their beliefs on another. For some, like Jehovah’s Witness, this involves knocking on your door at 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. For others, like the Catholic Church, this involves forcing the rest of the world to accept their morals, weather we believe them or not. In many cases spreading the word of religion can be a good thing, many missionaries travel to other countries and build homes and schools, feed, and clothe poor children. But in some cases it is taken too far, today in America, we deny marriages, abortions, birth control, and even sex education all based off the religious views of one group of Americans. We all need to step back and try and see the world through the eyes of someone else sometimes. We get so caught up in our own culture that we forget that other people see things differently, this doesn’t make them inherently bad, this only makes them different.
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Even though the class I started this blog for ends this week, I will still continue to post until people stop reading. Thank you to all of my classmates who have helped me become a better writer over the last few months. I wish you all the best of luck.
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