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What is the least practiced religion?
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Main religions in Egypt The religion of most people in modern Egypt is Islam which is the state religion. Approximately 87 percent of the population are Muslim. There i…s also a significant minority of Coptic Christians. Prior to the establishment of modern Israel, there was a significant population of Jews, but nearly all have now emigrated to Israel.
they are kinda like baptists in their doctrine.. They really don't believe anything weird or cultish; They are born again Christians... They just do things a little different …so they don't get sucked into the world and struggle so much with sin. And being a Christian living in America is tough! So, although I'm not Amish i totally get why they do what the do. =) I did a research paper on them and was pleasantly surprised with the statistics..
Most people who have been brought up practicing a religion continue to do so into adult life. Many people practice spirituality instead of religion, although some people do bo…th. ______ Because we need to explain the world around us. Some religion is a search for an answer to "Where did the universe come from?" some "Where is it going?," for some religion is a search for the answer to why bad things happen to good people (search for reason for suffering), others need to believe that this life is not the only thing there is; that we mean more than 90 years from cradle to grave and in the end are not just an atom of hydrogen in a million suns. Religion is a search for answers that you can't get from just reading a book, calling a library, hiking up a mountain. In the end it is us asking "WHY?" not just what or when. Why is religion so dangerous? Because it's so easy to slap a coat of paint on the answers we thing we have, call them the 'ultimate truth' and never question our beliefs again; to concrete in our hearts and minds so that it becomes easy to explain things, even if easy means wrong. Blind religion kills, but constant questioning, constant search for more of the truth, that is what spirituality is supposed to be about; finding our own answers." _______________________ People practice a religion to find a way to reach God, or to make God pleased, they create idols of their imagination. God is not like that, He is not made of wood or stone, He is beyond our imagination, religion can't help us, only Jesus can. _______________________ Unlike the preaching that is convenient allowed in the last statement above, the first two are more rational. People believe in God because it gives them hope in times of hopelessness. Many people believe in God for the same reasons that they believe in Santa Claus. A belief in God is supposed to make you a better human. A belief in God or a fear of God can also make you a puppet in the hands of shrewd individuals who wish to exploit and control you. A belief in God can also make you an instrument of piety, equity, righteousness, compassion and spirituality. Religion can be compared to food. Religion is food for the soul. The true value of food is measured by the quantity of nutrients it contains. Spirituality is the nutritional value, of authentic religious concepts, for the soul. Some people live to eat and others eat to live. Some people are into religion mainly for the social flavor and not the virtuous characteristics. There are particular food items that can be prepared through various styles or recipes. There are also various Religious concoctions available to cater to the respective social appetite. Most people are attracted mainly to the taste of the food while the nutritional values are completely ignored. In a similar manner people are attracted to the social fanfare of religion and not the practice of spirituality righteousness and piety. The psychological programming a person is subjected to as a child, governs the choices and values they observe for most of their lives. People are programmed by authoritative commands and instructions as early as the foetal stage of their intellectual development. Some of the commands relate to the concept of sin and hell; don't do this/that, you'll be punished, it's a sin to do this/that, you shall be damned to eternity in hell etc. Religious decisions are made as a result of cultural and psychological programming, which occurs during the formative years of childhood. A lot of the religious dogma practiced today has very little to do with reason and everything to do with social and cultural values and beliefs. Most so-called intelligent people are driven to make critical decisions in life/death, based on irrational belief systems fueled by blind loyalty to their particular dogma. As I mentioned before, people practice religion because it gives them a sense of hope. People, who have a terrible fear of death or the end of their existence, accept religion as a form of comfort, that there is something to look forward to after death. Many people are searching for the answers to life in the hope that they are not just living to die. Scientists as well as Theologists are desperately searching for the ultimate answer to all existence. Some Scientists are searching through the elements to find the smallest (nano) particle of intelligence while others are searching for the macro dimension of the cosmos. The ordinary people however through their cultural programming, accept theology as their authority on the reality of all existence. Over the years however some of the authenticity and accuracy of theological affirmations have been undermined by conclusive scientific evidence to the contrary.
Most of us practice the Islamic religion... 52% of us are Muslims such as myself, 40% Orthodox and 8% other including Jewish and Catholic
I believe it was Christianity, because of the cross he wears, but his name, Israel, suggests he could have been Jewish decent.
Harrison Ford has said that he feels "Irish as a person, Jewish as an actor."
As this is a question that calls for opinions and opinions differ, you may see conflicting viewpoints. Atheist Viewpoint In my opinion, religion is nonsense.… I respect all religions and have nothing against them but religion to me is the cause of all wars. But how do we know who created the world? How do we know that someone or something wasn't teaching cavemen to advance, and who is to say that aliens don't exist? It doesn't make sense that some worship Allah and and some worship Jehovah and each group claims that theirs is the only deity, yet you have people worshipping more than one deity.
Talibans are Islamic and if seen following other religions there will be consequences!
The ancient Greeks had their own religion including the warship of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Athena, Ares, and more. Later the Romans took the same myths but just renamed their g…ods, Zeus was Jupiter, Poseidon was Neptune, ect. If you know Roman mythology just find the names of the Greek characters. But mainly the Greeks had their own religion, I hope that answered your question --It's important to note that worship of the gods was regional, with some cities, like Athens, paying more homage to specific gods over others. That said, every settlement had a shrine to Hestia and to Zeus, if nothing else. Ares was only widely worshiped in Sparta. Also, they Romans didn't just take the Greek gods and use different names. The people of the Italian peninsula had their own pantheon of gods when The Trojan refugees came and founded their settlements. They discovered that many of the stories were similar, and that the roles of the gods were as well, so they superimposed the Latin names over the Greek gods and combined the religions. Some myths, however, were Latin in origin (like the story of Arachne) and some undeniably Greek (Apollo and Daphne). Roman religion, though, was not centered on regional worship, like in Greece. All settlements had shrines to Vesta and Jupiter, as well as Mars and each house had its own household gods as well. Apollo and Athena, while widely worshipped in Greece, had much more minor roles in Roman religion, whereas Ares (as Mars) and Aphrodite (as Venus) had more primary roles (because of the mythical connection to the cities founding).
He was actualy one of the first outspoken atheist seing religion as something to control the masses. A common descrption of him is "an enlightened despot". He was for the …enlightment ideas of a secular state, freedom of ideas and expression, reason and science.
This question fails to understand what Judaism is about. There are not some duties that are of a higher calling than other duties (as opposed to Catholicism's Sacraments which… are holier than other requirements). Judaism is a combination of practices which in concert facilitate the elevation of the soul. Therefore each is as necessary as every other. Shomer Shabbat, Kashrut, Tzedaka, Gemilut Hasidim, Purity, and numerous others are equally and strongly important. The best non-religious example I could give is to imagine a rope with three braided strands. Each one of the three is just as important as the other two for maintaining strength.