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11: Violence In Religions Such As Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism
Violence In Religions Such As Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism To say that all religions are spread by violence is equally unfair and untrue - because contrasted religions has been spread in exceedingly diverse regions of the world, by vastly different cultures. Islam, as a prime ... no more violent than any other religion. In fact, not only is Islam not a fundamentally violent philosophy, but we can also see that many other religions normally considered “non-violent,” such as Christianity or Hinduism, have been spread through bloody conquest. Due to many incidents and conflicts of territorial ambitions, along with the want to “save” other less civilized cultures it is shown that Islam, Christianity, and of Hinduism have spread through conquest. Islam has, throughout the centuries, been somewhat a victim of circumstance - indeed it has been perceived by many as oppressive and cruel. This belief originated over a thousand years ago, ...
12: Bhagavad-Gita: Relationship Between Arjuna and Krishna
... despite the fact that Arjuna is a human and Krishna is a god. The significance of Krishna’s familiar manner towards Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita is that it is a perfect representation of early Hinduism in reference to the changes in the relationship between god and devotee. As opposed to preceding religions of the time Hinduism allowed the believer to develop a close relationship with his god, allowing “much more opportunity for direct contact between gods and individual worshippers” (Bulliet et al. 199). This is particularly true in the case of the Hindu god Vishnu, known for his benevolence towards worshippers in their time of need. Hinduism evolved from the ancient Vedic religion of the Aryan tribes of northern India (who used ritual sacrifice to develop relationships with gods). Its evolution was completed sometime around the fourth century CE, although the ...
13: Hinduism
Hinduism Table of Contents Introduction Page 1 Hindu Beliefs A. Hindu Gods Page 1 B. Life Before and After Death Page 2 C. The Caste System Page 2 Rituals of Life in Hinduism Page 3 & 4 Worship A. Daily Obligations Page 4 B. Daily Rituals Page 4 C. Puja Page 5 D. Yoga Page 5 Hindu Holy Books A. Veda Page 5 B. Laws of Manu Page 5 C. The Epics Page 6 Pilgrimage Page 6 Shivarati Page 6 & 7 Introduction Hinduism - stands for the faith and the way of life most of the people who live in India. Hinduism is such an ancient religion that it had many types of beliefs and religious practices. Around ...
14: Hinduism and Buddhism
Hinduism and Buddhism Hinduism is the main religion of India. Honduism has no founder or formal church. This religion's roots are from ancient Aryan beliefs and practices. It is the way a way of life. Unlike Hinduism, Buddhism has somewhat of a founder of the religion. It all started around 600 b.c. The Brahman cast had become very powerful. Brahamans claimed that they alone could perform the sacred rituals of ...
15: Hinduism
Hinduism The name Hinduism means the civilization of the Hindus(originally, the inhabitants of the land around the Indus River). The basic form of Hinduism incorporates all forms of beliefs. One major characteristic of Hinduism includes vegetarianism and the respect and consideration of all life. They also have very conflicting views abut abortion. If a women is at risk ...
16: Buddhism And The Six Point Att
In explaining Buddhism, one must first understand Hinduism from which Buddhism grew. Buddhism is a reaction against Hinduism as protestant is against Catholicism. According to The World s Religions by Houston Smith, there are six aspects of religion that appear so often that a suggestion can be implied that they are seeds that make up humanity. In constructing this paper, first I will outline and explain these six aspects. Then I will attempt to explain why Buddha found them to be obstacles for spiritual development, and why Hinduism and Christianity endorse the importance of these six elements. The word authority as it pertains to the six elements of religion does not only pertain to God s final authority, but to the authority ...
17: Hinduism
Hinduism Hinduism, one of the great religions of the world, is the major religion of India, where nearly 85 percent of the population is classified as Hindu. Hinduism has developed over about 4000 years and has no single founder of creed; rather, it consists of a vast variety hierarchy nonexistent. In its diversity, Hinduism hardly fits most Western definitions of religion; rather, ...
18: Hinduism
Hinduism Hinduism is a unique religion that embodies an enormous range of spiritual customs. Although many of these practices differ from my own personal beliefs, the information that I have attained during my studies in the classroom ... and to attain moksa” (Molloy 73). Throughout these stages in a Hindu’s life, it can be easily seen that Hindus are very devotional to their religion since it encompasses them throughout their life. Although Hinduism is often thought as a polytheistic religion, largely because the Hindu religion offers a variety of gods for a Hindu to worship, the majority of Hindu followers have a monotheistic tendency and mainly worship ...
19: Christian Evidences
Christian Evidences CHRISTIANITY AND BUDDHISM Buddhism was spawned in a Hindu environment, and therefore has some similarities to Hinduism. Just as is the case for Hinduism, there are countless forms and expressions of Buddhism. Many of the same criticisms that are used against Hinduism have been used against Buddhism. "Buddha" is a word which means "awakened one." Buddhism began with a man who was given this title after he was asked whether he was a god, or an ...
20: The Hindu and Muslim Religions
... lives, beliefs, and religious laws are different than those of other regions. In all reality, there are many religions that one may or may not be knowledgeable about. Two major religions in the world are Hinduism and Islam. Through different avenues, Hindus and Islam followers can be compared and contrasted in three different ways: life-styles, beliefs, and customs. The history of Hinduism consists of how it began, its population, and its establishments over the years. First, its history can be revealed by how Hinduism began. Dean C. Halverson, World Religions Specialist for International Students, in his book, World Religions, talks about how Hinduism can be traced back to 1500 B.C. in what is now India. It began ...

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