- Religion and Philosophy»
Do we really think as to where did religion starts? What is really the true religion? Did we wonder why religion was made and who started it? Religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. Do we have our religion? What is your religion?
Talking about religion is the most difficult task to do. Why? it's simply because people will try to defend their religion over other religion. Does defending your religion satisfy you? Until when it would satisfy you? Until you had kill other person just to say you are right from others?
People at this present years committed killing, kidnappings, tortures, etc just because of religion. They would want to put their religions over others. Some would even torture innocent people especially children just to let them convert into their religion. Is it worthy if you kill innocent ones?
Religion was made for us to feel the guilt especially if we do mistakes but how come most of us today easily commits mistakes? where is our conscience now? Do we still have it? Are we happy hearing this news everywhere regarding death of christian people because of not converting to other religion?
We should make something about this issues. We must pray and let God comes into our hearts. We should not let evil take charge of our lives. We live for God and not for money, fame, and false gods.
True religion is a religion which guides us and never let us down. True religion will automatically reflects thru an individual by his/ her actions. A person who always put God first can never hurt innocent person despite difficulties in life which he might encounter.
We should act right and speak the truth cause we are what makes our religion. Our religion reflects thru us. As they say " True beauty reflects from within". True religion will definitely reflects through the way we handle situations, the way we speak, the way we communicate with others, the way we live, and the way we are.
- Agnosticism- Belief that (1) God, if it exists, is by nature unknowable and will always be unknowable, or, (2) that the individual being asked cannot conclude if god exists or not for lack of evidence one way or the other
- Amish- Peaceful Christian fundamentalist group famous for its rejection of technology and strict adherence to OT and NT laws
- Ancestor Worship- Belief that good relations need to be kept with tribal ancestor spirits. Often a form of Shamanism
- Animism- The belief that all objects contain spirits. More a traditional form of belief that a "religion" in the Western sense
- Asatru- A modern uptake of Nordic religion
- Atheism- Either (1) the active and extrinsic disbelief that God exists, or (2) an intrinsic lack of belief due to lack of knowledge about god(s) in local culture
- Aum Shinrikyo- Dangerous and violent religious community responsible for the 1995 Sarin gas attack on Tokyo's subway and other crimes. Eventually they apologized, stopped using the Bible, and formed the more prosaic group called Aleph
- Bahai Faith- Belief that a series of prophets have come from God, and that Bahá'í is the latest religion founded by God. A liberal offshoot of Islam, but persecuted in Iran
- Brahma Kumari- This group are preparing to rule the world after a coming apocalypse, and embrace many practices which are now called New Age
- Branch Davidians- Apocalyptic suicide cult famed for its dramatic armed fight against authorities in the town of Waco, USA, in 1993
- Buddhism- The belief that meditation and good living can break the cycle of reincarnation and result in enlightenment
- Celtic Paganism- Modern reconstructions of Celtic paganism form part of the neo-pagan range of religions
- Chen Tao- A series of civilizations on Earth have arisen but destroyed themselves in nuclear war. Each time, some faithful believers were rescued by flying saucers and put back on Earth
- Christadelpians- Bible-based Christianity
- Christian Apostolic Church in Zion- Fundamentalist Anti-science flat-earth Christian cult, who also predicted the End of the World would occur 4 different times
- Christianity- Belief that a single creator god had a son, Jesus Christ, born to a human mother, and that Jesus' crucifixion by the Romans brings salvation
- Confucianism- A collection of ethical and moral teachings
- Hinduism- Cultural religion of India which was historically decentralized and disparate and not a single belief system. Western influence made it into a single religion, an identity which Hindus now accept
- Islam- Strict monotheism taught by Muhammad, the world's 2nd largest religion
- Jainism- Beliefs include non-violence and equality of all living thing
- Jehovah's Witness- A 140-year-old Christian fundamentalist/ literalist organization famous for preaching that the world is about to end (nowadays - because of the existence of the United Nations
- Judaism- Organized Judaism emerged from Babylonian writings. Belief that God has a special contract with a Hebrew tribe, involving many specific rules of behavior
- Paganism- Part of the neo-pagan range of religions
- An atheist religion that uses dark and evil symbol for self-development and anti-religious purposes - Satan itself is not a real being, just a symbol
- Shamanism- Belief that Shamans need to keep good relations with tribal ancestor spirits for the good fortune of the whole tribe
- Shinto- Official collection of practices in Japan, more cultural than religious
- Sikhism- Prayer, meditation and self control to become a soldier of God.
- Spiritualism- The belief that the souls of the dead communicate with the living, mostly through Mediums, but, suffered serious credibility problems with the original founders admitted to fraudulently inventing the 'rapping' that formed the communications
- Taoism- A relaxed and peaceful religion based on following and accepting the flow of life
- Witchcraft- A description of various cultural practices, which are often part of a parent belief system
- Zoroastrianism- An ancient dualistic religion from Iran with one good god (Ahura Mazda) and one evil one (Ahriman)
Religious symbols in clock-wise order:
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Bahá'í Faith, Hinduism, Taoism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Slavic neopaganism, Celtic polytheism, Heathenism (German paganism), Semitic neopaganism, Wicca, Kemetism (Egyptian paganism), Hellenism, Italo-Roman neopaganism.
What is Truth About Religion?
1. Religion is always present in the world. Even though we are going to search the entire universe, religion will always be there guiding every individual.
2. Religion is permanent and will never fade. Different people and places have different religion but what remains constant is that we have "beliefs"
3.Religion remain mysterious. No one knows when, where, and how did religion started.
4. Religion always speaks what is true. Religion will always guide each one of us to be a better person.
5. Religion is our food and drink. Thru religion, we remain who we are today. Religion always explains how and why everything happens.