Understanding religions in general can be very complex. There are different personal interpretations therefore creating a wide variety of religious denominations. When I was given the opportunity to learn about a religion that I knew nothing about I was nervous, because I would consider myself to be a spiritual person not a religious person. I decided to learn more about the Mormon religion and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have to admit I have heard some negative stereotypes regarding the Mormon religion, so I felt I had a responsibility to learn more and find out for myself what the Mormon religion was truly about.
Mormons payers are ways of communicating with God. Comparing and contrasting the Islamic to the Mormon, both claims Prophets revealing the book are the guideline for their beliefs Qur’an and The Book of Mormon. Both claim the final prophet of God, Prophet Mohammed and Prophet Joseph Smith. Both were the long lost faith as the one true religion. Islam makes claim that Adam and Abraham were Muslims.
Christianity and all of its numerous denominations develop their worldview from the Holy Bible. Islam develops its worldview through the teachings of the Koran. Just because most of the major religions have written scriptures to base their traditions and are easily recognized, doesn’t mean that other examples are not available. Many religious systems in the world are found in indigenous undeveloped areas. Even though these beliefs are passed on to practitioners by word of mouth, they still can be categorized as
Ramy, Al-Jaroudi Patrick Wood, Instructor R & R 27 November, 2012 Critique “Leave Your Name at the Border” As regards to the article” Leave Your Name at the Border” by Manuel Munoz, It’s been alluded that arriving at a country ruled by the ethnicity of “Whites” would have a vast impact on those who do not come from the same aforementioned race. The pain of assimilation is burdensome, as one’s name gets Anglicized and culture left behind for the sake of acceptance and prevalence. The author, Manuel Munoz grew up in Dinuba, California, a small town close to Fresno. He attended Harvard University and received an MFA in creative writing from Cornell University. This very article is dedicated to those who are not White, specifically
Many examples in the book made me consider perspectives that I had never thought of before. In my opinion, this book definitely stirred up a reassurance of my place in society and what can be done to liberate the oppressed. I believe the voices represented in this book can cause negative reactions from some churches because it goes against what is and has been normal. Churches would not really like to change the view of “white” Christ to be a diverse Christ of another race because it would change certain aspects and power. The church is called to be one diverse body of God, but as churches can remain dominant to one race, it becomes difficult to incorporate diversity into what already is established.
Mormonism: Christian or not? Frank Thomas XBCOM/275 May 3, 2015 Michael Schoonmaker Mormonism: Christian or not? Introduction Today’s religions hold many different beliefs than each other one does. Christianity is no different. With all of the differences in the dogmas between Christianity and Mormonism, there is strong evidence that these two faiths cannot be linked together solely on the fact that they both believe in Jesus Christ being the savior of mankind.
3. I think the appeal for people to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that more people are joining the large cult of Mormonism and they are viewing this church as the one true church. 4. Because they want to blend the LDS Church with mainstream Christianity. Also, Mormons would rather be called Christians than a cult.
Religion is perhaps the strongest force in society. But what is religion? Some would say that our distant ancestors invented it as a way to explain the strange and mysterious world around them; Others say that religion is simply truth. In its broad sense religion is a complex system of beliefs, practices, and attitudes by which people relate their lives to supernatural beings or principles and shapes the way we act as people towards other humans, plants and animals. There are many different religions in the world today; Some of these religions are growing, while some are decreasing in the number of their members.
Many people would not agree that Christianity and theology cannot be integrated, but in actuality it can. This book helps the reader understand the basics of what psychology and theology is and how it can be integrated beautifully if you take the right steps and don’t remain open minded to your view of the world. Worldview, as defined by Entwistle, is “a set of presuppositions which we hold about the basic make-up of the world” (Entwistle, 2010 p.56). Our worldview assumptions whether it is true or not, plays a major role in how we relate psychology and Christianity. Every individual will have their own truth because the lens through which they see the world is biased.