Comparing native American and puritan outlkooks Native American’s stories basically tell the origins of the world as they know it. For the Native Americans these stories were passed down orally, they did not keep written records of the stories. These oral stories are in some sense the Native American version of the Bible. It was a way of thinking and perceiving the world around them. It provided answers to why things happened the way they did and it gave.
The belief existed for centuries, and after the arrival of Christianity, became the backbone of the peoples' belief. For generations after the introduction of Orthodox Christianity, people still believed in their pagan rituals as a method of ensuring success in wealth and agriculture, using Christianity as a way to salvation. To this day, the mythology exists and serves as the connection to Earth for many Slavic people. Slavic mythology was first practiced in the Slavonic tribes that existed as early as the first and second centuries. There are very little, written accounts of Slavic mythology and references found to the Slavic pagans were written by the Christian missionaries and were not very accurate.
The Hmong people believe that our soul is connected to the soul of animals and that is why they sacrifice an animal for the return of there soul. After they are done they would eat the animal they have sacrificed. This would go with how my culture believes how we get our soul clean from all the sins. We would go to church and get a peace of bread, which is supposed to be Jesus, meat and this cleans all the sins. Jesus was sacrificed for all of us, which is explained in the bible.
The Algonquin believed that dreams had very deep meaning. They followed their dreams for guidance. Dreams also have a huge impact on what will happen in their futures. The Europeans did not believe dreams had deep meaning, at all. The Europeans guidance came from God and the Bible.
Life Purpose There use to be a time when I was not sure of my life purpose. As years have passed, I have realized my purpose is being a role model. No matter where I go or what I do, people always look to me for advice and leadership. I have accepted God has placed me on this earth to help those who are traveling the same path I have traveled or similar. My job is to motivate and teach others not to make the mistakes I have made.
To Whom It May Concern: My name is Mitch Gemignani and through my life I have lived by a code: “Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Both believe in one ruler over all, both believe in a good place (heaven) and bad place (hell) after death, and both believe in guidance through spiritual leaders(prophets), to name a few. Another reason I believe Natives practices have not been abandon is because their culture is inextricably linked and connected with Mother Earth. The land, the plants, the animals, and all around contain their culture, spirit, and identity; all working together to create a balance of harmony (Page 68). How can a culture’s spiritual identity gets lost when it is rooted into everything living and non-living? Lastly, spirituality was designed without written rules to be edited and manipulated, without limits and boundaries, without segregation and prejudice.
Most importantly for most former slaves, freedom meant that families would stay together. It also meant that women would no longer be sexually exploited, no more inappropriate touching, or rape by a white man. Freedom meant learning to read and write, gaining an education, also the organization of churches. Freedom meant moving around without having to obtain permission,
Tyler Lindsey Period 5 10/30/13 The differences between European and Native American beliefs The Native Americans and the Puritans had different beliefs but they had a similarity. They had the same idea of the dead passing over to a spiritual world. In my readings of puritan and Native American literature, I learned that they have a lot of different beliefs. The Puritans are a religious group who broke away from the Church of England to practice their religion freely. The Puritans believe that everything happens because of God.
The sacrifices they did consisted of certain animals like cattle and even some humans. They were great believers of sacrificing other men to the gods so that they can keep them happy and full of blessings. When they had a long period without rain they sacrificed people so that the gods can give them rain for their crops. Their crops were also a very important part of their lives and culture. They were the first ones to have farms and grow crops such as tomatoes, potatoes corn, wheat, squash, and beans.