Asked in Religion & SpiritualityDefinitionsMartin Luther King Jr.
Religion & Spirituality
Martin Luther King Jr.
Define religious beliefs?
Asked in Religion & Spirituality
What are different concept of god?
Where did the pilgrims live before they came to America?
Asked in Christianity
How do people know what is the morally right thing to do?
A: You define morality by what you believe is right. It is true that ideas of morality have evolved over the centuries, but hopefully we are reaching a point when we can define morality, with or without religion. Two examples of former moral beliefs: Once, even religious people believed that owning slaves was moral, but now agree that slavery is not moral. Once, religious people believed that those whose religious beliefs differed from their own could be killed at will, or forcibly converted. Now, good people of all faiths accept the right of everyone to hold their different religious views. Thus, it is also possible to follow a religion without holding any strong moral principles, or to hold to a moral belief system without having any religious beliefs. What is important is to follow our conscience and do what we know is right.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Why do people have religion?
Honestly, nobody can say why. But if I had to say anything, I would say they are scared about what society has taught them, and it's a waste of fear. -it is important not to confuse religion with your beliefs. Beleifs are what make you who you are, religion is just a group of people all on the same. Religion doesn't define you your beliefs do. ++ People are born religious. Fear has nothing to do with the subject. Be careful not to confuse religion with tradition/beliefs.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality
Can the word sect be used to define a small religious group?
Asked in History, Politics & Society
What are the difficulties in trying to define religion and religious belief?
Asked in Vedas
How does Rig Veda define the basic Hindu religious concepts?
Asked in Atheism, Secularism
What liberties that are deemed constitutional do religions infringe upon in the secular community?
Religious conservatives have sought to make the rules for everyone since before the Unites States of American existed in its present form. Colonial governments that were based on Puritan laws were severe and harsh and they all failed. Religious denominations were in serious competition with each other and informed leaders realized religious beliefs could no longer dominate public life since many were in conflict with each other. As our country matured, it became clear to most of the founders that religion needed to be kept separate from government and so religious liberty, including freedom from religion, was made an inherent part of the Constitution. There would be no imposition of religious beliefs on the citizens of America. When dominant religious groups attempt to force their religious beliefs into civil law codes that affect every citizen, that encroaches on our right of freedom from religion. When public funds and public facilities are used to promote a particular religion, and Christian prayers are allowed at public functions that encroaches on our right to freedom from religion. When religious beliefs of an employer who employs people of other faiths are used to decide what medical insurance benefits will be allowed for female employees, that encroaches on our right to freedom from religion. When religious principles are used to deny women the opportunity to access legal drug therapy and legal medical procedures, that encroaches on our right to freedom from religion. When doctors, nurses and pharmacists are allowed to refuse medical treatment and can refuse to fill a legal prescription because of their personal religious beliefs, that encroaches on our right to freedom from religion. When religious traditions are used to define the format of marriage (sex of partner, number of partners, etc.) When religious traditions are used to define rules for censorship of school courses (sex ed etc), magazines, books, movies etc. When religious pseudoscience (e.g. creationism) is allowed into the science curriculum of schools When religious "days off" are enforced on business (Sunday closure) When styles of clothing are prohibited by one religion because they are typical of other religions (e.g. burqa and veil) or required because of religious standards When religion interferes with euthanasia