I am an atheist however I still make time to talk to my clients about their religion and sometimes have prayer time with them, even though my own beliefs it is not something that I choose to do as I know it makes the client happy it makes me happy to do this as I know it is something that they feel so strongly in. It is part and parcel of the work that I do and part of showing the clients that we care about what makes them happy and respect their beliefs even if ours are different. It is important to remember that my own personal preferences are different to others and I can’t expect others to think, act and feel the same way as I do. For example I
Before reading this book, I had not stopped to think about how each of us have experiences that make up our own particular worldview. Each person throughout society can tell a different “story” of how their family and culture has made them have a different view when comparing similar life events to others. When shrinking the umbrella to viewing how Christians look at life events, or the worldview, we can see that Christians have a particular belief system in which our conscious guides us to do things to try and help others, especially when it can impact their lives in a more positive manner. This belief system stems from Christians wanting to please God and give back to the one who gave so much to save us from our
As a very religious man, Adams’ father taught and instilled in his daughter Christian morals and the idea that she should help others whenever she could. As a result, Adams’ adolescent days were spent visiting the sick and doing deeds for the less fortunate (National Park Service 1). This ingrained in her the idea that she had to be selfless but still be a strong, independent women with religious motives as her guide. With this value rooted deep in her character at a young age, Adams became very zealous about her religion (National Park Service 1). Being so passionate about her faith, Adams sought to share it with as many people as she could.
According to Dr. Hawkins spiritual gifts have a motivational purpose because they enable the believer to participate in ministry that impacts lives which provides an experience of joy in the use of these gifts. True 21. The doctrine of the Trinity teaches about Gods concern for unity and intimacy among his followers. True 22. Understanding the doctrine of Eschatology can help to provide believers with a source of joy when they are enduring struggles, because this doctrine emphasizes that believers have a future secured by God.
THIS UNDERSTANDING LEADS BELIEVERS TO LOOK TOWARD THEIR RELIGION TO PROVIDE ANSWERS AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF DEATH. LOOKING TO RELIGION HELPS BELIEVERS COPE WITH DEATH. WE DO THIS THROUGH RELIGIOUS RITUALS THAT OFFER COMFORT FROM THE FEAR OF DEATH. PEOPLE ARE SOCIAL BEINGS AND A SHARED RELIGION BRINGS US COMPANIONSHIP THAT COMES WITH BELONGING TO A GROUP THAT BELIEVES THE SAME THINGS THAT YOU BELIEVE. RELIGION ALSO STIMULATES ART, MUSIC, DANCE AND MANY OTHER ART FORMS THAT BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER UNIFYING THEIR BELIEF.
Just like how we can deduce something about an artist by looking at his work of art. And this approach to express human understanding is something we possibly do on a daily basis unknowingly, the idea of using evidence to working backwards in order to derive information. And so this approach seems practical. Moreover, through myths we can express a human understanding of God because of the truths they portray and the fact that it takes us closer to the religious nature of belief. And so if poetry is the way to express understanding of a love affair, then perhaps myth in religion is best seen as an expression of the truth of faith to the believer, written from the perspective of faith.
Josh Simpson HIS 214.01 Professor Andrew Evans 5 October 2011 Tools of Persuasion Religious reformers during the Protestant Reformation strategically employed a variety of rhetorical techniques in their literature and art in order to persuade the population into accepting and supporting their ideas about Christianity. Through the comparison of the two sects of Christianity, humor, fear, empathy, and the repetition of these themes in their works, reformers were able to successfully impact the people’s views on religion. Art is a very simple and effective way to convey a message to people especially if they do not have a mastery of the language. With this in mind the reformers created different posters, pamphlets and woodcuts but the message that they carried was the same, if you are following the teachings of Catholicism you will not know the joy of salvation and will spend all of eternity in Hell. In a woodcut pamphlet by Lucas Cranach from 1521 he compares and contrasts the life of Jesus Christ and the Pope’s actions to accurately portray the corruption that had blinded the Catholic Church.
Religion can give people a sense of security during hard situations, such as when a loved one is ill. Praying during a crisis makes people feel better, because they feel that nothing else matters in the world when they are having a conversation with God. Prayer is a personal and sometimes a cry of help to God and it makes people believe they are talking to a higher person and they are being listened to. When something that they prayed for comes true, this make them pray and believe in their religion even
Symbolism is an important part of religion and has been used by all religions on Earth. The term “symbolism” can be defined as the use of symbols and signs to convey key concepts, ideas, or events and the effect that they have on society and religion. These symbols and signs often take the form of acts, artwork, language, rituals, statues, texts, and other types of artistic representation. Symbols help reinforce religious ideals, strengthen each individual’s faith, and cultivate moral values in cultures around the world. Anthropologists such as Sherry Ortner, Susanne Langer, and Clifford Geertz have studied various cultures and come up with unique theories, definitions, and sub-definitions of symbols.
Religion and Spirituality: Synthesis Joetta Willis Northcentral University A strong area of interest for me is the incorporation of religion/spirituality into mental health treatment. As a licensed psychotherapist, it is my desire to provide the most efficacious treatment possible for my clients. As a practicing Christian, I am cognizant of the significance of religious spirituality in the lives of many Americans. “Despite the diversity of religious beliefs and traditions in the United States, one fact is difficult to overlook: individuals in this country are religious”, (Weisman de Mamani, Tuchman and Duarte, 2010, p. 348). There is a growing interest in this topic, and therefore, sufficient research has been conducted and literature is available.