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Comparative Religion

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Comparative Religion

  * Let’s get right in to the mudd and start off with what may seem as a strange question to some; should the course on comparative religion be a requirement for graduation? Now wait before you push this question aside without looking at the overall reasoning, let me give you a few reasons why this class should be a requirement for graduation. Dr. James Kraft who is current Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Huston-Tilloston Univeristy stated his reasons why comparative religion should be a requirement for graduation. It develops a good apprach to religious diversity, because of the wide variat of religions around the world.
  *   Secound it would help us to understand the politict disputes, religion; our believes is the base of most of our disputes on a local, and state level, for that reason it is safe to say that religion has a lot to do with the culture and through this course you learn about a variety of perspectives that may have never crossed your mind until being introdued to them. It helps prevent racism. Also it helps us become more free, and understanding of ourselves, and it even helps some become better parents.
Moreover, in a study done at the Washington University in St. Louis they list in detail why comparative religion should be a requirement for graduation. They feel whether you consider yourself a religious person or not, or whether you think religion has played a positive or negative role in history, it is an incontrovertible fact that from the beginning of time, humans have engaged in activities that we now call religion, such as worship, prayer, and rituals marking important life passages. Moreover, religions have always asked fundamental questions, such as: What is the true meaning of life? What happens to us after death? How do we explain human suffering and injustices?
The answers different religious traditions give to these important questions are many and varied and often contradictory. But the...


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