Religion Essay Topics

21st century religious fundamentalism and 20th century European Fascism

Religious fundamentalism is the belief that social and political life should be organized on the basis of what are seen as essential religious principles that are supported by a belief in the literal truth of scared texts.1 Fascism, on the other hand is a totalitarian ideology that centers itself upon the leader and possesses the… View Article

Has society outgrown religion?

Has society outgrown religion? // A hindrance to society or a useful delusion? Over eighty percent of the planet’s population partake in some form of religion, which would lead you to believe that it really does have a huge benefit to us not only as individuals but as an entire species. But could this be… View Article

Hinduism Characteristics

The following nine facts, though not exhaustive, offer a simple summary of Hindu spirituality or about Hinduism. 1 Hindus believe in a one, all-pervasive Supreme Being who is both immanent and transcendent, both Creator and Unmanifest Reality. 2 Hindus believe in the divinity of the four Vedas, the world’s most ancient scripture, and venerate the… View Article

Osama Bin Ladin

Osama Bin Ladin, the most brutal terrorist and the key influence behind the September 11th attack, is quoted to have said, “All these crimes and sins committed by the Americans are a clear declaration of war on God, his Messenger, and Muslims…. [T]he jihad is an individual duty if the enemy destroys the Muslim countries…… View Article

Mesolithic Religions

Prior to this time in human existence people did not practice an organized form of religion. Everything was considered sacred and and there were no gods being worshiped. All this began to change in the Mesolithic time period. A shift in culture is evidenced by the building of the Stone Temple at Urfa. Up until… View Article

Multi-Cultural Paper

Introduction Finding a “multicultural” experience that brings me out of my comfort zone is something I found difficult. I moved to the city but am a small town girl at heart. I grew up riding a dirt bike, partying in fields, listening to country music, and hosting birthday parties that my friends and I built… View Article

Allegories of Life

In The Allegory of the Cave, Plato uses a vast spectrum of imagery to explain ones descent from the cave to the light. While Plato uses this Allegory to explain his point through Socrates to Glaucon. This allegory has many different meanings. The Allegory can be used in many different ways, from religion to politics… View Article

Wicca and Religion

The age-old Wiccan movement as a Neo-Pagan religion has been found in the different cultures of different countries. Its history as a religion was established in secret for hundreds of years in Europe patterned after ancient Egyptian religious practices. Its theology however was compiled only after the 1920’s where traditions evolved and later used to… View Article

Religion and spirituality

As Table 4 indicates, the members of admin body (100%) concur that the elderly engaged in religious activities and they did have their own personal devotions. All of them perceived this was a powerful means of coping for the elderly at this point of their life. According to them (67%), the elderly took pride in… View Article

Christianity in the first three centuries

After the terror of September 11 the American people wanted to know what type of people would fly airplanes into buildings killing thousands of their good citizens. The left wing media and the Bush administration, which often patronizes left wing, political correctness, provided the most typical ‘spin’ for public consumption. This interpretation works within the… View Article

Swinburne, His Poetry and Religion

Before one can attack an individual, group, or ideology, it is a logical requirement to achieve a considerable amount of knowledge on the particular subject. This was adhered to by Swinburne, whose familial background and values necessitated his education in the Anglican Church. He knew much about the scriptures, as well as the corresponding interpretative… View Article

The Common Grounds: Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Shintoism

The fundamental values and theories of Confucianism are akin to that of Taoism in as far as both beliefs desire harmony and proper conduct.  Conversely, the Buddhists on their part firmly have the objective to achieve the perfect state of nirvana and pursue the four noble truths (Huston, 1991; Smart, 2000).             All of these… View Article

Philosophy of Religion

In this paper, I will evaluate the argument Richard Swinburne offered in support of theism. I will first explain the distinction between regularities of co-presence and regularities of succession and why their understanding is necessary in understanding Swinburne’s argument. After this, I will present the arguments I have derived from the passage given, derived from… View Article

Relationship of relationships

Statistics on suicides show either positive or negative correlations with suicidal tendencies. There are then vulnerabilities but there are also mitigating circumstances or resistance to committing suicidal acts. Age level, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation and affiliations were found out to somehow relate to occurrence of suicide. The individual’s state of mind and history of… View Article

Sufism as an Art not Religion

What is Sufism? Most people misinterpreted Sufism as a practice exclusively for Islam. Sufism is neither a religion nor a sect nor a cult nor is it only from the East. Sufism encourages desire for inner transformation and personal experience of the divine. It motivates application of self discipline and right knowledge that will lead… View Article