Is there any deity worship in your religion?
It depends entirely on what "your religion" is, although most have some form of deity worship.
If you are an adherent of one of the three God religions (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity) the same God is worshiped, so of course, God is worshiped. God is called in Arabic and/or Islam as Allah.
There are other monotheistic faiths in addition to the "Big Three", such as Sikhism, Druze, Baha'i, Sabianism, Atenism (now extinct), Deism, several African faiths (such as those of the Himba and Igbo), and Tengriism.
There are also numerous henotheistic religions where one god is worshiped as superior to others and polytheistic religions where several deities are worshiped. Such religions include Hinduism, Buddhism, Shenism, Zorastrianism, most forms of Animism, most ancient mythologies, etc.
Probably the only religions that do not have deity worship are certain varieties of Shenism that only engage in ancestor-worship or versions of animistic faith that do not anthropomorphize their subjects.
How do you define "too much religious freedom"? Do you mean something like this: People should be free to worship a deity, but they should NOT be free to NOT worship any deity? Or: People are free to choose any religion, but they MUST NOT choose This particular religion, or that particular religion? If there is a strong and just civil law, and if everyone abides by the civil law regardless of religion, then there…
Buddhism does not worship anything or anybody. It is commonly thought that Buddhists worship Buddha, this is however the result of the thinking in a culture with a deity centered religion. Buddhists revere Buddha since he developed many of the premises and teachings of Buddhism, but this is not worship. Worship requires a deity, and Buddhism has none.
Gautama was a Hindu before his enlightenment. Updated Answer: The Buddha did not mean to start any religion; what he wanted to do is bring people to happiness through enlightenment. In the process of bringing his teachings to the world by his followers the Buddhist religion was born. It should be noted that we Buddhists do not worship Buddha as any form of a deity.
Religion is a form of worship. Giving devotion to a deity. This devotion also has with it a set form of behaviouable principles whether stated or unstated, some religions having more of these principles than some. Therefore any religion will have an impact on the worshiper whether positive or negative
Freedom of worship is the freedom of an individual or community, no matter where they are(in a public or private place), to practice, worship, and observe their religion. It includes the teaching of religion, but does no mean that you must allow someone to teach you there religion. It is generally recognized to also include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any religion.
The Deity deserving the worship in Islam is the ONLY ONE Almighty God. The Muslims worship Him by offering prayers Five times a day. Leading life according to the teachings of Islam is also the worship of Allah Almighty. The way the Muslims offer their prayer may be learnt from any Muslim because offering of prayer is compulsory in Islam.
Buddhists do not worship any person or deity, including The Buddha. Therefore the concept of a Savior that needs to be an intermediary between a person and god in order to purify or redeem that person is not a concept present in Buddhism. Therefore there is no Savior and none is needed for Buddhism.
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…
Buddhists do not worship any Gods but the founder of Buddhism is the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) and He is greatly respected. There is no diety in Buddhism. The Buddha was never a god. He did not consider himself one, and when asked, he denied any claim to divinity. Buddhism does not call for the worship of any diety, although one can still worship God... Buddhism is not a religion but a practice... a philosophy. There…
Is it possible to practice witchcraft without it being religious ie Paganism Wicca and if so what are some books or sites about it?
Witchcraft is not linked to a religion. Not all Pagans practice witchcraft and not all witchcraft practitioners are Pagan. If you were to define nonreligious as the absence of deity then try practicing Wicca. With Wicca, there is no claim to worship a deity, but rather, nature. Also, Paganism is not a religion. It is an umbrella term defining a specific type of religion.
Black is a metaphor to define Dark, Sin, etc. Sabbath means Worship. So the polarity of its meaning is "Worship Sin", "Worship Darkness". and so on. Worship Satan/Lucifer, in the eyes of Christianity, who views Satan/Lucifer as a Dark, Sinful Deity. Where as Christians view Jesus a Deity of Light and Righteous The meaning doesn't necessarily reflect on anti-Christians, It could be used with any Worship ideology to oppose its fundamental values.
You would have to worship whichever deity the state mandated, such as happens in the Islamic fundamentalist countries such as Iran. Alternatively, if the state mandated there is no god, you could not worship at all. And the penalties for disobedience are usually very high; there is nothing as intolerant in this world as religion, for all it's fancy words.
A religion is any form of worship. A religion isn't made up of words, but of beliefs about one or many deities and how it/they prefer to be honored and glorified. Most religions have both kind/encouraging words and warning/threatening words, since most religions believe that their deity has commandments or laws that must be followed to achieve happiness or peace.