Comparative Religions Chapter 11 Response–Islam

Islamism is the third and final religion of the Jewish-Christian-Islam triangle that forms an intricate web of conflicting and agreeing beliefs. Due to the circumstances from which Islam began, with Isma’il(Ishmael) the older, banished son of Abraham and his concubine Hagar, actually makes Islam as old or nearly as old as Judaism; as you may…

Comparative Religions Chapter 10 Response–Christianity

Christianity is, in essence, the offshoot of Judaism that follows the teachings by Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples; Christianity started as a rather small sect of followers in the early CE has since then become the largest religion across the entire planet. The Christian Bible is a compilation of the Hebrew Bible known as…

Comparative Religions Chapter 9 Response–Judaism

Judaism is an ancient religion that dates back as far as 1900 BCE, marked by emergence the first patriarch Abraham. The label Jewish is of dual use meaning either a follower of the religion Judaism or as an ethnical background; it is not uncommon for ethnical Jewish people to not be followers of Judaism. Reoccurring…

Comparative Religions Chapter 8 Response–Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism is an ancient religion that formed in Iran sometime between 1800 and 1500 BCE and was the official religion of the region for more than 1000 years. Some scholars believe the Zoroastrian religion to be the conduit between the many religions that emerged across Europe and Asia; this is due to the hodgepodge of…

Comparative Religions Chapter 7 Response–Shinto

Living Religions portrays the Shinto religious practices, that is to say the practices that fall under the Western born term Shinto, as very similar in basis to the Indigenous Religious practices of the Native Americans. Shinto religious practices center around the acknowledgement and reverence of a wide variety of kami, akin to nature spirits, that…

Comp. Religions Chapter 4 Response–Jainism

Living Religions depicts Jainism as a more extreme version of Hinduism that a relatively small part of the world population actively practice. From the readings it seems as if the Jain practice is more heavily focused on the preservation of life, as the harming of any form of life is regarded as bringing a large…

Greek-Roman Mythology Discussion Board 2

This assignment consisted of picking out favorite and least favorite of the Greek Pantheon, discussion them, and justifying why picked them. —-   Of the main Olympian Pantheon my least favorite of the gods and goddesses is Zeus the King of the Heavens, divine patron of concepts such as general hospitality, and the typical regulator…