The perception of the Gospel within our culture is diverse. Some see it as a fictional work, that there is no God; that we simply are and will simply cease to be. Some even view the gospel as blasphemy or an attack against their beliefs. Still, others see it as good but not necessarily true for everyone. Best of all, there are those who see it as the only saving truth.
The same cannot be said of modern Islamic states and societies, which lag behind international standards of equality, democracy, and human rights”(32). However, he expresses challenges the opinion of Fadl by disagreeing that literalist readings are exclusively by puritan extremists. It seemed that Fadl’s claims that the only group of people who are seen to take literal interpretations of the Qur’an are those that express and support a violent and intolerant approach to tolerant Muslims and non- Muslims, stating "Narrow and illiberal readings of the Qur'an are not exclusively the province of fringe elements”(32). I
Europeans did not look at their religion this way. They focused on Christianity and the belief of their one and only God. They did not look upon the Indian spiritual religion as civilized and would convert the Indians to Christianity. The Europeans believed that if they followed Christianity they would go to heaven. The Indians did not have a belief in heaven or hell but the ones who followed Christianity worried whether their souls would only go to heaven where the Europeans were and not to their people.
Explain the main ethical principles of religion you have studied (25 marks) Christianity is a religion of many different branches and because of this there is no universal set of ethics. This lack of absolute ethics amongst Christians is due to the diversity of Christianity as there are many denominations for example Roman Catholic Christianity and Protestantism. Roman Catholic Christianity bases its ethics on the Holy Bible and the magisterium which consists of the Pope and the cardinals; in contrast to Protestantism that sees the Holy Bible as the only source of authority. Though both denominations follow the bible they interpret and accept the different parts of the bible. In general, there are similar ethical beliefs amongst Christians due to Judaism being the only root of Christian ethics.
As well, following Islam and being Muslim meant that these citizens believed in the supreme and sole God named Allah. However, this empire did not persecute other religious beliefs such as Hinduism, or Christianity as harshly as the Ottoman’s had done yet their strength still rested mainly on necessary military power to keep the empire together. This is because the Mughal’s found it challenging to unify and control the region of India mainly because of how significant the cultural diversity was in India. Under the ruler Akbar, any tax imposed on non-believer religions was abolished and instead the Mughal’s “patronized other beliefs [while] displaying a tolerance that earned it a widespread legitimacy.” (476) From this widespread acceptance the Mughal’s implemented a Divine Faith, which emphasized different virtues towards a longing for God. From these virtues varying from being pious and prudent to liberality, allowed for a “multifaceted spiritual kingdom under one political roof” (476).
It do seems like everywhere we turn there is a different view or opinion of who and what we should put our faith. It is up to the person to believe and have faith in God. It is important to surround ourselves with other Christians that hold the same values as God do. Christians do love one another just as Jesus loves us. God would like for us to help those who is in need.
McCloskey contended against the three mystical verifications, which are the cosmological argument, the argument from design and the teleological argument. He called attention to the presence of evil on the planet that God made. He likewise called attention to that it is irrational to live by trust or faith. As indicated by McCloskey, confirmations do not essentially assume a fundamental part in the conviction of God. Page 62 of the article expresses that "most theists do not come to have faith in God as a premise for religious conviction, however come to religion as a consequence of different reasons and variables."
Jesus is acknowledged by the Islamic faith as a prophet. They do not believe that Jesus was executed, but rather taken away from the situation by God, or Allah, before any harm was done. The crucifixion and resurrection are not part of their texts. Now, because of the opposing views on the two different religions, Muslims and Christians have been in disagreement for many, many years. The main disagreement being that Christians believe that all men are created equal and Muslims believe that they are the chosen ones and all others are considered infidels.
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. Many Christians believe that Mormonism is not a true Christian religion, although Mormons make the claim that they are based on their faith in the Christ Jesus as the sole savior of the world. Can Mormonism, a polytheistic religion, truly be considered Christian, when Christianity
However, the word fundamentalism, which originated in Christianity, can be misleading when it is used to describe Islam or Muslim countries. The conservative monarchy of Saudi Arabia, the radical socialist state of Libya, and clerically governed Iran have all been described as “fundamentalist,” but this description fails to take into account vast differences in their governments and policies. Political analysts prefer to use the expressions “political Islam” or “Islamism” when discussing Islam’s many-faceted roles in current social and