The belief and believers are what make up any religion.l They are what keep the structure of religion in order to continue its existence. The beliefs of a religion are defined as the faith, trust and confidence in a tenet or creed. The believers are those who are empowered by faith, trust and confidence of the religion. For example, in Christianity, Christians are the believers of God and live by God’s will to spread His word. A living, dynamic religion integrated with the belief and believers is the ability to incorporate a religions beliefs into a more modern context to suit the current believers without sacrificing the principle values.
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. The concept of peace was also then practiced by the Guru to take the philosophy and practically apply it into the situation they were facing. The Guru spoke of resolving issues of conflict through acceptance of others and that humans should show equality at all times. Guru Nanak Dev Ji in their writings teach Sikhs that by uniting as people and stand for injustice together peace can be attained. The first example within Sikh history of peace and idea for peacemaking in times of conflict can be seen when the first Guru, Guru
Can Your Code of Ethics Be Wrong? Lonna Shelton-Soward Liberty University Abstract In counseling, whether Secular or Christian based it is crucial to understand and practice ethical codes. Similarities and differences in the American Counseling Association (ACA) code of ethics and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC) code of ethics, aim to do no harm. In the AACC Code of Ethics it clearly states, “Christian counselors acknowledge that the first rule of professional-ministerial ethical conduct is: do no harm to those served.” (AACC, Section, ES1-100, p.9). Counselors advocate change at all levels to improve the quality of life for individuals or groups, while eliminating obstacles that make it difficult to receive proper services.
Another thing that helped me understand their religion were their chants and songs; they're like our prayers. Lastly, the traditions of the people showed me how they too have customs. It showed me that the only way for the religion to survive and last for centuries was to uphold the traditions and rituals of their founders. 2. The theme that I saw throughout the whole movie was maintenance of harmony.
Elements of Gandhi’s philosophy were rooted in the Indian religions of Jainism and Buddhism. Both of these advocate ahimsa (non-violence), which is “absence of the desire to kill or harm” (Chapple 10). The Acaranga Sutra, a Jainist text, describes the fundamental need for non-violence: “All beings are fond of life; they like pleasure and hate pain, shun destruction and like to live, they long to live. To all, life is dear” (Chapple 11). Ahimsa is a way of living and thinking which respects this deeply.
The soul can be born into a human body, animal body or even a plant body. The four goals of Hinduism are: Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. Both Buddhism and Hinduism agree upon the law of Karma, which is the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. The ultimate goal is Moksha, which is the liberation from the cycle of reincarnation. Obtaining Moksha is achieved by overcoming ignorance and desires.
Along with Dharma comes Karma, the belief that ones actions in this life effect how your soul will be reborn in the next life. Buddhism was founded by a man named Siddhartha Guatama who lived from 563 B.C. to 483 B.C. Like the other two, Buddhism is based on not necessarily a set of rules but a set of options called the Eightfold Path. The Eightfold Path along with the Four Noble Truths, if one should choose to follow them, are said to lead to Enlightenment which is inner peace.
It involves you putting the work into it such as exercising it off or asking for forgiveness. Scientology is tied into the other religions in the way that they use the same use repentance. I believe that Scientology is the same but instead of believing in a god, Scientologists believe that they themselves must achieve enlightenment and that they are doing this for themselves and not for a god. I think that this is a normal thing to do and this makes Scientology just like the other religions in this sense. In all religions people are faithful to whatever religion by following a set of rules and being faithful to a god and, in Scientology you are still following a set of rules and being faithful but to yourself.
Durkheim believed that the main function of religious belief is to promote social stability which is reinforced by the collective conscience. The collective conscience is the shared values and moral beliefs and without them there would be no social order, social control, social solidarity or cooperation. Durkheim says that the attitudes of respect towards the sacred is the same attitudes applied to social duties and obligations, therefore people are worshipping society and recognising the importance of the social group. Religion strengthens the unity of the group and promotes social stability by bringing them together at religious rituals. When being together in religious rituals, social groups are able to express their faith and their common beliefs and values.
Both religions believe in seeking wisdom to achieve a greater status. Also, reincarnation is of great value to them. This cause for a respect for all living organisms, believing they are sacred. Both also believe in not focusing on the world, but instead being the best you because of karma and reincarnation process. What are some of the fundamental differences you perceived?