Religious Life of Planet Earth

Religious Life of Planet Earth

Religious Life of Planet Earth

Religion 212

April 29, 2012


I was asked by my superiors to visit the planet Earth and ascertain if people and the planet are religious and what they practice in the aspects of religion. First, it is important, for you to understand my opinion of religion and supporting aspects or views of religion. Religion is not only a way of living but also considered artifacts, practices and traditions of a belief that one worships a deity. People should not only have a belief but also contribute, participate, relinquish and devote their lives in living and having faith in their deity. I observed and researched what and how the people of Earth worship, how often they praise or worship their deity and what they do while practicing these traditions of beliefs.

People long to make sense of life; to find the key that will unlock its mysteries and enable them to understand themselves and their place within the universe.   Each religion presents us with a particular view of life, expressed in its teachings, scriptures, and traditions.   But is it necessary to be committed to that religion in order to understand and appreciate what it teaches.

In this human journey for finding sense, some turn to philosophy, the creative arts, and others- in fact the majority of humankind-take to some form of religion.   Almost every aspect of life can become the raw material out of which a religious interpretation of life may be built.   The word religion has many different meanings. Religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establish symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and to moral values.   Many of the religious have narratives, symbols, traditions and scared histories that are intended to give meaning of life or to explain the origin of life or the universe.   They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious law or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about cosmos and human nature.   Religion is sometimes...

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