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Essays for Social Issues: Religion

  1. American Public School Holiday Crisis
    In three letters to the editor author Jay Dubya describes how religious holidays in Americans public schools are part of the ongoing culture wars between traditionalists and revisionists.<br /> <br /> Revisionists Rewriting Halloween Tradition<br...
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  2. Angelic Overview
    ANGELIC OVERVIEW: "Angels are spirits," proclaimed St. <br /> Augustine! <br /> <br /> St. Thomas Aquinas believed that angels were pure <br /> spirit, having no matter or mass, and taking up no space; but Thomas <br /> believed angels could...
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  3. Antichrist
    The antichrist is the chief opponent of Christ. The antichrist is expected to come at the end of the world to deceive and lead many followers of Christ astray. The first time that the term “antichrist” was applied was in John’s...
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  4. Buddism
    Buddhism is probably the most tolerant religion of the world, as the teaching can coexist with any other religion. Other religions however, aim to be restricted and cannot accommodate Buddhism at the same time. The Buddhist teaching on God - in the...
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  5. Comparing Islam and Christianity
    Although they share several basic theological ideas, Christianity and Islam differ on countless key characteristics. The most prominent differences include atonement, the identity of God, heaven, view of Jesus, and the means views of the Bible. It...
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  6. Creation and Science
    We have all heard about the evolution vs. creation debate. Two sides opposing each other in fits of heated passion. One group believes that humans developed from monkeys, and the other group is a bunch of religious fanatics. Does this sound somewhat...
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  7. Creation or Evolution?
    How was the earth created? This is a question that has puzzled humans for ages. There are two <br /> main theories that explain how the earth was formed. These are the theories of evolution and creation. The <br /> creation theory is divided...
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  8. Female Circumcision Response Paper
    The article by Janice Boddy about female circumcisions is very disturbing, as in the way it descirbes in detail the events in the circumcision. Female circumcision is a painful, and unneseccary procedure that is practiced in certain parts of the...
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  9. Gnosticism
    Gnosticism in contrast to Christianity and Judaism<br /> <br /> Gnosticism is one of the oldest known religions, and its origin is traced back to 539 B.C. Gnostics have been harshly criticized since the beginning of their religion, and Gnosticism...
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  10. God Among Us
    With hair whipping in the wind like an unfurled flag, the child runs freely. <br /> Every ounce of humanity is focused on the brief autonomy of childhood. The <br /> squeals of glee quickly turn to moans of pain as the child trips, falls, and...
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  11. Hobbes: Credited Through Religion
    Although the Catholic faith states that Baptism removes the penalty for past sins including the original sin, it doesn\'t remove the effects of original sin. It doesn\'t keep you from sinning. If one is a human being, they sin and thus they are...
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  12. Jesus' Execution
    Executed for what he stood for, Jesus Christ represented a real challenge to both Romans and first class citizens in the city of Jerusalem. His main theme, the coming of the kingdom of God, obviously carried a destructive tone. The message of the...
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  13. King of Kings
    Even though the people of Israel were under the leadership of the almighty God, they were not pleased. They wanted a human king, someone fallible and imperfect to lead them. Even then, God was forgiving and appointed a human king over them. As I...
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  14. Living Through God: the Meaning of a Christian
    Living Through God: The Meaning of a Christian <br /> <br /> "Without God, the thinkers of the world will never grasp the meanings of life, origin and destiny”, so the strong spirited young woman remarks about life. Teenagers today appraise...
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  15. Miracles by Jesus
    Throughout history many people have given messages. They were trying to make people consider the messages. They would say that they would do something with out actually backing it up, or they would say they are someone with out proof. Jesus had made...
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  16. Paul's Letter to the Galatians
    When Paul attended the Jerusalem Conference in 48 or 49, a decision <br /> was made that gentiles would be allowed to become Christians without <br /> becoming Jews first (ie. have a circumcision, and follow the Jewish <br /> Laws). Paul...
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  17. Pilgrimage /Christian, Muslim
    A Study of the Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land <br /> And the Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca <br /> <br /> <br /> Submitted by: <br /> Prepared for: <br /> <br /> SSC 231 Cultural Conflict and Human Solidarity <br /> University...
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  18. Protestant Reformation
    In the 16th century the Protestant Reformation divided the Roman Catholic <br /> Church. This reform was led by Martin Luther whose original intentions <br /> were to reform the church, but resulted in a split between Protestant and <br /> Catholic...
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  19. Religion Should Be Banned
    “Religion Should Be Banned” <br /> <br /> Catholic-Protestant killings in N. Ireland, Hindu-Sikh-Muslim massacres in India, Orthodox-Catholic-Muslim horror in Yugoslavia. Branch Davidian cult tragedy in Waco, Texas. Nevertheless 9/11, WTC...
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  20. Rousseau on Civil Religion
    Religion is a component of almost every society. <br /> Knowing this, one might look at the function it <br /> serves. For Jean-Jacques Rousseau, religion, <br /> specifically a civil religion established by the <br /> Sovereign, is an instrument of...
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  21. Satanism
    The occult is on the rise; many young people are seeking their spiritual identity through Satanism. Satanism has become an issue of great concern in our society. It is a phenomenon that crosses the city limits into the rural areas of our nation...
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  22. The Afgan Massive
    Why We Should Love Osama Bin Laden<br /> <br /> by Jamie Venes<br /> <br /> What is the opposite of love? Is it hatred? Some people claim that the opposite of love is fear - not hatred. But I believe the opposite of love is really less than...
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  23. The Big Bang, Genesis or Evolution?
    The Big Bang is widely acknowledged in the scientific world for being a reasonable way of explaining how the world began. Many different scientists have come up with similar theories about the Big Bang - these state, in one way or another, that...
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  24. The Godhead
    On May 20, 325 AD the world was forever changed. Emperor Constantine called a meeting of the 318 Bishops at Nicea and on that day they instituted one of the greatest flaws of American religion today. This is the doctrine of the Trinity, suggesting...
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  25. The Great Debate: Evolution Versus Creationism
    “The Great Debate: Evolution versus Creationism” <br /> <br /> Evolution is a theory that’s based on science and more detailed evidence and Creationism is a faith-based theory. In no way is faith, a factor that influences the ideas and...
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