Whale Rider 1. After watching the movie "Whale Rider" and observing Pai’s primal religion, it has opened my mind and depicted a sharper picture for how these types of religions function and survive. I could see how everyones and everything revolved around Paikea and how he was extremely sacred. Although they believe in myth and no real God, they still have a belief in a higher power which has revealed to me that they are similar to us in that very important aspect. Another thing that helped me understand their religion were their chants and songs; they're like our prayers.
The Amish has basic Christian beliefs and they are very spiritual. The Amish would much rather practice their faith then teach formal doctrines. In their daily life they try and seek the teachings of Jesus by loving their Jesus and trying to forgive their forgiving insults. The teachings are emphasized through the Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. The Amish have followed their lead with the Swiss Anabaptist Forbears which a lot of the ones that were forbears died in the 16th century for their faith.
We also believe in Him and call Him Chukwu. He made all the world and the other gods." (Achebe, 179). Even when trying to understand the Christian faith their religious beliefs are so ingrained that they create commonalities that are not really there. Akunna continues to talk about how the many gods they worship are helpers of Chukwu because he cannot do everything alone.
Although Sikhism is not a pacifist religion there is no teachings of holy war of any kind and they would seek to find peaceful means to resolve any conflicts that were ever to arise. This is clear through Sikh philosophy and through basic Sikh principles given by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Guru knew though that to gain peace one would have to go through many hardships along the way. The Guru taught Sikhs to love all regardless of differences as all are the creation of God. Within the Sikh scriptures there are many references to that of peace and equality but to gain peace in the world the Gurus taught one must gain spiritual peace first.
BIBL 110 B09 9/18/2014 Biblical Worldview Essay The book of Romans is a story that tells us more about how God wants his people to live in the ages of sin without partaking in actions that are not within the Gospel. The Christian lifestyle is broken into many different aspects in life. These different views consist of the natural world, our identity as disciples of the lord, the relationships that we partake in and even our culture of life. The many things that we can participate in our daily lives is exactly where we need to put our focus in. This is where the reference of Romans comes into play.
Stories were also a way to make sure traditions were maintained. They are very creative and everything has a symbolic meaning, even their names. Native Americans never evolved and oral language is still a major part of their daily lives. Europeans also began with oral language and it was a very important part in the way they grew as a nation. The bible, for example, was originally taught orally by the priest because there wasn’t an English bible.
The Amish Culture The Amish Culture Sara Esser Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Instructor: Mitra Ronkin May 20, 2012 The Amish way of life has many interesting concepts and unique beliefs that set them apart from any other culture. The Amish are a Christian church that traces its roots to the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe. Amish people accept basic Christian beliefs but also have some special interpretations and emphases that have emerged throughout their history. While some may see the Amish way of life as a cult, there simplistic way of life and their family values and beliefs make them one of the strongest sects in today’s society. To truly understand what the Amish People and their way of life is all about, one needs to know about the origin of the people, their traditions and values, how they sustain themselves in today’s times, their importance and what they give to society today.
In contrast, Native Americans believe nature to be a living entity in which resources were not to be profited from, but used with a reverent spirit of moderation, and only when necessary for survival. While Native American’s love of nature flowed over into how they worshiped their God. Euro-Americans followed harsh, rigid rules on what was considered appropriate worship, doing so strictly within the walls of churches. The Native way of worship was deemed pagan by westerners and their way of life savage, and thus the brutal process of “civilizing” Indians began. However, despite centuries of Euro-American domination and oppression, Native Americans culture has endured, retaining a love and reverence for nature, and maintaining the ability to see their God in its realms.
In Buddhist teachings, the existence of a personal creator and Lord is denied but Christianity believes in a creator and each may have a relationship with the creator, Jesus. According to Buddhist belief, human life is not considered to have much worth and having only temporary existence. Life is understood in such a way in getting rid of all desire (good and bad) and not placing any value on this life on earth. In Christianity people are of infinite worth, made in the Image of God and will exist eternally. Buddhism is not really a religion but a moral philosophy designed to overcome suffering and it was designed to obtain relief from suffering by means of human effort alone.
The paper is going to cover multicultural concepts of both sexual identity and or orientation as well as religion. The paper will also analyze the two multicultural concepts and make sure to point out the significance of each in understanding cultural differences. Religion All religions support some similarities as well as differences such as some believing in multiple gods, others still doing sacrifices, and some having saints. Religion is something that can be found in any part of the world, from culture to culture in some aspect or another which can impact an individual’s interactions within the person’s culture. Santrock (2010), states that individuals in most cultures continue on in the religion that the person was raised in; the individual will continue in the religion that was taught to the person by their parents.