Religion Essay Topics

Technology and Its Influences on Humanity

As technology becomes a bigger part of our every day life, more people are questioning it’s influences on our humanity. There are many factors to consider when looking at this question, beginning with, “who is affecting whom?” Are we changing our technology to fit our ideas on humanity, or is our humanity changing the way… View Article

Native American Vision Quest

Vision Quest: A vision quest is a rite of passage in Native American cultures and more specifically the Oji-Cree. It was undertaken by a person when they reached puberty. The vision quest comprised of going to the wild for about ten days to fast. This took place either at the top of a hill or… View Article

My Personal Faith

My personal faith and beliefs contribute to every aspect of my life. I come from a Christian family and a congregation of baptized believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. My parents have always given me unconditional love and dedication, while teaching me healthy boundaries pertaining to life. Such as always putting the Lord first, being… View Article

Prayer in Counseling

In Eriksen and Weld’s journal article, the writers contend that spirituality and prayer is being utilized more and more by mental health practitioners and counselors. The concept of prayer within the counseling session is something that was considered for a long time but the actual use of spirituality practices is more frequently being used today…. View Article

The History of Religion in the US

When you think of religion in the United States and how it started you may think of the first settlers. These were not the first being to worship a higher power in the United States. The Indians believed in and worshiped The Great Spirit. Despite the many tribes like the Sioux and Iroquois they all… View Article

Theory Critique: Anderson the Bondage Breaker

The Bondage Breaker written by Neil T. Anderson is about reaching spiritual freedom by overcoming negative thoughts, irrational feelings, and habitual sins. Each section allows the reader to start their journey towards freedom through the sins that are covering their lives. Many people have faulty perceptions of bondage and what keeps Christians in that bondage…. View Article

Effects of Eastern Religions

Eastern religions and their unique belief systems are transforming many social and religious thoughts into an assortment of means for acquiring and developing innovative and contemporary spiritual growth. One of the more influential shifts in mixing religious traditions into western religious cultures may well be considered ritualistic applications, acceptance, and practicing of meditation. Freely borrowing… View Article

Aliens and Faith

There are many religions throughout our world. Some are even based on the actual worship of what these believers call, Aliens from outer space. The majority of religions though do not believe in intelligent life outside of human beings on planet Earth. Christianity is a main religion practiced worldwide; part of its belief for most… View Article

Conflict Between Science and Religion

Conflict is a state of open, often prolonged fighting. Over the ages, conflict between science and religion has developed. Science and religion are commonly perceived as a mutually exclusive contradiction. Both methods and aims of science and religion seem to be different. While science is concerned with materials, religion is linked to spirituality. Science and… View Article

Religious Discrimination

Religious discrimination under Title VII as defined by the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) involves treating a person unfavorably because of his or her religious beliefs. The law protects not only people who belong to traditional, organized religions but also others who have sincerely held religious, ethical or moral beliefs. The law forbids… View Article

Hinduism and Buddhism

In recent years, numerous Eastern philosophical thoughts have influenced the contemporary world in more ways than one. Eastern philosophy serves as the foundation of discipline and way of life for most Asians and even several individuals from the west . The significance of eastern influences not only incline on the purpose of commemoration of historical… View Article

Native Americans

Squanto: ·Was sold into slavery ·Wampanoag ·Translator, not a cheif ·Was a schemer ·Friendy towards europeans/whites ·Joined the pilgram community ·A Patuxet ·Belonged to the Wampanoag tribe ·Dies in his late 30s Pwwhatan: ·Chief ·Wanted what was best for his tribe ·Did not like europeans/whites ·Agressive ·Stood his ground ·Died in his late 70s Similarities:… View Article

Religion Is More Effective Social Control Mechanism

In the discussion of this work, I have divided it into three main segment . The first parts would consider the introduction which would talk about the concept of religion and that of social control. In the same section I would also consider the position of Ross as stating that religion is a more social… View Article

Erasmus, Praise of Folly

1.) In Joe Sachs translation of, Aristotle’s on the soul and on Memory and Recollection, we are presented with the idea that our soul is broken up in to the contemplative and the practical forms of intellect. We use our contemplative and practical intellect to identify what is good for us, so that our desires… View Article

Irish Stereotyping In The Late 1800’s

Published in Puck, America’s first successful comedic magazine containing several types of cartoons, on June 26, 1889 a cartoon entitled “The Mortar Of Assimilation And The One Element That Just Won’t Mix” clearly shows an Irishman rebelling against the rest of the American crowd with a knife in his hand, expressing violence, and possibly alcoholism…. View Article

Medieval Europe – Papal Reformation

Since the Council of Nicaea called in the fourth century by Constantine to the early eleventh century, the Church was never established as a free standing institution. For over eight hundred years the Church had been under the authority of secular powers. Charlemagne and the Carolingians emperors saw themselves as the ones to maintain the… View Article

Patterns in Religion Adherence

Patterns in religious adherence have been steadily changing since the 1947 Australian census. The most noticeable difference is in the constant drop in the number of people that identify themselves as belonging to the Anglican church- an average of 2% every 5 years. In 1947 39% of the entire population claimed to be Anglican and… View Article

Sacrament of Holy Orders

Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time: thus it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry. It includes three degrees: episcopate(Bishops, presbyterate(Priest), and diaconate(Deacons). It is one of the Sacraments of Vocation — re directed towards… View Article

The Acceptance of the Wiccan Religion

There are many different religions in the world, as well as many different variations of each of them. Many religions are readily accepted, such as Christianity. There are other religions that have a harder time being accepted. The Wiccan religion is one of the latter. Over the years those who practiced the Wiccan religion, or… View Article

Sociology of Religion

Sociology is concerned with human interaction. With that being said, the sociology of religion is also concerned with human interaction. In studying religion from a sociological perspective, one is looking at religion as a social institution and looking to answer questions such as: What effect does this particular institution have on the lives of its… View Article

The Tenth of The Ten

The Hebrew Bible gives two lists of the ten commandments, one in Exodus and the second in Deuteronomy. Many of the faiths that stem from Judaism follow the guidelines given by these fundamental sets of rules, also known as the Decalogue. Despite the common origination, the Ten Commandments have been changed or molded to represent… View Article

What Is a Worldview

John Lennon of The Beatles once said, “I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something found in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s… View Article

Indigenous Tradition

In the past people have mistaken about their tradition Indigenous originality or occurring naturally (country, region etc) To be indigenous kinship (relation to one another) and location(connection of particular place) Indigenous religion beliefs, experience and practices concerning non-falsifiable realities of people who have kinship and location Syncretism: Syncretism merging of elements from different religions. Eg… View Article

The Importance of Expression

“If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind”(Mill). This quote, by John Stuart Mill, is a quote that I originally disagreed… View Article

The Role of Women in the Church

The role that women play in Church has always been a misunderstood and heavily scrutinized issue within the church. These negative thoughts may be attributed to the bible’s own scriptures in regards to women. It is widely believed that men are natural born leaders, as that is the way God made them, but modern society… View Article

Universal Ethical Truths

Are there ethical truths which hold for all people at all times and places? The concept of an absolute value, such as the archetype of Beauty or Truth, is one that has been pondered by philosophers for ages. Aristotle and Plato pondered this question, trying to define what common beliefs and values existed among all… View Article

Why Are Human Beings Religious

“If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.” – Voltaire Human beings are religious because we know about death. No sooner had man learned to walk on two legs than he had fallen to his knees with the knowledge that he would one day die. It is widely acknowledged by… View Article

Work Now, Play Later

There comes a time in life where one is forced to make hard decisions. Among those hard decisions are those of choosing between your personal and public life. As a freshman in college now, I’ve come to the realization of choices I have to make. I find myself having moments where I’m surrounded by my… View Article

“Is There a Duty to Die” by John Hardwig

“Is There a Duty to Die” and “A Duty to Care Revisited” debate over one’s duty to others when a life becomes burdensome to others. Who is more morally obligated, the caregivers or the sick and elderly? Cohn and Lynn argue that we are morally obligated to care for the dying and allow them to… View Article

Indigenous Tradition

In the past people have mistaken about their tradition Indigenous originality or occurring naturally (country, region etc) To be indigenous kinship (relation to one another) and location(connection of particular place) Indigenous religion beliefs, experience and practices concerning non-falsifiable realities of people who have kinship and location Syncretism: Syncretism merging of elements from different religions. Eg… View Article