Looking in Religion

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Looking at Religion
Living Religions
Marsha D. Ferron
Dr. Lyndol Loyd

Religion, it can be defined in many different ways, such as a service where people go to and listen to a person speak from a book (called a bible in many religions), or the act of kneeling and praying to a God or higher being. Or it could be a person’s choice how to live their life. Religion is described as a service or worship of God or supernatural, commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance or a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs and practices (Merriam-webster.com).

As I travel earth I have visited many countries and believe religion takes on many different forms. In some countries like Israel, the practiced religion is Judaism which is also a way of life for the Israelites and often is referred to as Jewish. They believe in one God. The Jews read, study and teach the Hebrew bible to their children and each other. Their way of life has been passed down from generation to generation. This can be found in the old testament of the bible, when God spoke to Moses and told him that He will free his people from Egypt and take them to the promise land (Israel). God also gave Moses the Ten Commandments. They are the laws that God created for Moses, the children of Israel and for future generations to live by. Another religion I observed was Islam; a person of this faith is called Muslim. The Muslims also believe in one God and they read the Qur’an, which was written by a prophet named Mohammad. Part of the Islam religion is the five pillars of Islam. This practice is a basic concept and obligatory acts of worship, and following Islamic law which touches on virtually every aspect of life and society (Pearson).
One of the behaviors and/ or beliefs that I observed was praying. Manny people believe in the power of prayer, that the God…...

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