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Is religion a human universal?
Yes. Religion is a universal concept in human history, convexing race, geography, and time. In every culture studied, religion expression has been documented.
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Oxford University isn't a 'religious' University as such, but it does teach theology, the study of religions, amongst other degree courses. Also, it has Permament Private Hall…s - essentially, halls of religious foundation, which were initially founded to house a small community of undergraduates and postgraduates who ultimately wished to become ministers, but several accept students of any religious background. Historically a religious background was required to be a member. From the Reformation to 1870, only Anglicans were admitted. Many of the colleges have their own chapels and churches.
Chrisitanity, Islam, Buddhism, Some people differ to Hinduism might be a universalizing religion
It's universal because humanities is existing in every person,thing, and place it will gives a meaning to every human living.even non-living things it gives a meaning
A religion where followers try to please to all it's people.Christianity, Slam and Buddhism are three UniversalizingReligions.
Apply to all human beings no matter race religion or any other differences we can say it's a universal theme?
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Shamanism is not a religion. It is a anthropological description ofmany religions that have some traits in common such as people whogo into trance states and communicate or tr…aveling or guide soulsin or heal with the spirit world. There are many differences withineach religion and to lump them together is to devalue their truemeaning to the believers of these religions. They are notuniversalizing religions although as almost all religions they makeuniversal claims about the nature of reality as they see it. Its more of a Ethnic religion that tried to link the spiritualrealm with the physical world, so then that makes it alsouniversalizing. Its both actually, but more of a ethnic religion.
All religions are universal at birth, but become ethnic when practiced by certain social groups who understand and apply it in a specific manner. All religions have some unive…rsal and eternal spiritual teaching which are not subject to change, and some social aspects, dogmas and traditions that are secondary and subject to change in a different day and age and settings. As communications have reduced distances between cultures, humanity will have to abandon social laws that are no longer relevant to modern life before the universal aspects of each religion become once more apparent. A:2 Ethnic religions are based on supremacy along with greed for wealth and power. Most religions that are built around Kings and leaders are oppressive and tyrannical. Those that are built on righteousness, equity and humility are the only ones capable of unification. All denominations of Christianity and Islam Christianity and Islam are the most oppressive and vindictive religions of the world as all historic evidence would prove. The Tibetan, Jain and Buddhist belief systems were the most tolerant and unifying religions of the world. @ A2, perhaps we need to clarify the word "religion". Ethymogically, "religare" means interconnecting people with a common set of values. To my understanding, all religions have an essential spiritual content like justice, love and tolerance, truthfulness, generosity, faithfulbness, etc which are universal and eternal, and a set of social laws adapted to the needs of a specific society at a given time and age. Then as society advances and the social laws become obsolete, traditions and practicies and power/profit making additions are introduced that are alien to the original pure message and which contradict the original spiritual message. We cannot blame Christ for the inquisition, nor Muhammad, Krishna or Buddha for what some fanatics are doing today. What you seem to call "religion" is the set of tarditions and dogmas which i consider as human additions to the pure original message from God.
it is there in every parts of the world ______________________________________________________ Yes, Islam is a universal religion. It is God religion since start of universe… creation and even befog Islam means submission and surrender to God as the one and only one God. Hence, all God creatures are created on the principle of submission to God (Islam). All God prophets assigned by God to call people to Islam. Islam per the Torah God revelation to Moses is called Judaism. Islam per the Bible God revelation to Jesus is called Christianity, Islam per the Quran God revelation to Muhammad is called the same name Islam as it is the last God religion to mankind.
Zoroastrianism, the ancient religion of Iran, teaches universal principles, such as "good thoughts, good words, good deeds." However, it does not promote proseltyzation or see…k to make converts.
Because some people cant discribe life in any other way but religeously.. maybe they need something to believe in
It is a universalizing religion. One of the largest religions in the world.
Answer 1 Ethnic religions, such as Judaism, Druze, Yazidi, Yarsan, andseveral others do not seek converts and are not universalizing. Most major religions, such as Christiani…ty, Islam, Hinduism,Buddhism, etc., are universalizing. Contrary to Answer 2 below, the definitions of "universalizing" and"universal" are not the same. Universalizing means that theadherents of the religion believe that their religion should beadhered to by all and is for all people in all places, not thateveryone will believe in them or does believe in them, which iswhat universal would mean. Answer 2 We have been using an inappropriate term here. Some religions evangelize and have been doing so continuously for thousandsof years. Yet, even now, this world has no universal religion. That is because there is no religion that can make itselfuniversal -- even when it claims that it should be. History shows that no religion can go that far. The fanaticalreligious fundamentalist who actually is determined to makehis one preferred creed universal -- even by brainwashing, forceand terror -- will be forcefully prevented from achieving that end.(This is often, and is now, a topic of world news.) For a creative and lively exploration of how humanity already hasits own innate and universal spirituality (not a religion), and thevery significant implications of that for our world - please seethe discussion page. N.B. There is only one dictionary definition of the word universalize : To makeuniversal. So there is no 'kind' of universalizing that does not, orcannot, universalize! Clearly, therefore, there is no religion thatis universalizing. You cannot even dignify the 'term' "universalizing religion" by calling it an oxymoron; it hasno meaning, no value. (That is a statement of truth - not a"lecture".) Hence, my answer is: All religions are not universalizing.Is it somehow wrong, or 'non-pc', of me to render a clear anddefinite answer to a clear and definite question? Do people askquestions because they want proper answers -- or will any response do? I choose to respect the questioner and the question. Please read more in the Discussion Section.
From a Christian stand point: The apostle Paul, during his timein Athens, talked about this in Acts 17:24-27. He said that sinceGod is the one who created us, there is an inna…te desire for us toget to know our Creator. . As far as to why there are so many different religions, wellthat can be explained biblically with the same reason for therebeing so many different languages. The bible points out the spreadof languages (Genesis 11:5-9) took place in response to therebellion of ancient Babel (or ancient Babylon) led by Nimrod whodirectly opposed God and had his own religion which had manyfollowers. This took place before 2000 BCE but the exact year isnot known. When God split the people of Babel up by making themspeak different languages, they naturally formed different tribesof people who were able to understand each other, because they werespeaking the same language. However, these tribes of people alsotook the religion of Babel with them. It is thought that thevarious tribes spread out over the Earth and the religion for eachtribe evolved differently as time went on. That is considered whythe many various religions of humans, although different, all havesimilarities.
Judaism is an ethnic religion, since we don't press people toconvert, and since we have common ancestors (Abraham, Isaac andJacob). The term ethno-religious group is often u…sed to describe the Jewishpeople. Jews have certain elements that are common to allethnicities, such as a common language, particular customs ofassociation, a shared history, and a common ancestry. Jews aredescended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their wives, from theHebrews of the Fertile Crescent. Despite their diversity, Jews arerelated to each other (as has been demonstrated by DNA analyses offar-flung Jewish communities).