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Sacredspacesessay - Garrett Mehlberg Rel 150 Response Paper...

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Garrett Mehlberg Rel 150 Response Paper 1 02/15/2008 Sacred Spaces, Who believes in that? Marcus Tullius Cicero once said, “ We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition. ” What Cicero was saying is that you can’t tear down a religion just by tearing down its ideals. A religions ideals have many different pieces such as Gods, traditions, rites, important people, values, and Sacred Spaces. There is a great importance of sacred spaces in Judaism and The tribal religion of the Igbo people. There are many truths to that statement and they will be proven. There are many similarities and differences between the sacred spaced of each religion and each will be explored starting with the Igbo. First and for most the Igbo people are a tribe that lives mainly in Nigeria but also occupy many other different countries. The Igbo peoples origin has two major theories the first being that the Awka-Orlu uplands are the core of the Igbo derivation from which distribution took place, the other theory is that the region of the Niger-Benue union as the area of division. The Igbo religion is a polytheist, participation is very local, such as extended family, and they rationalize a persons capacity to advance his status either in the mans world or after reincarnation. Although the Igbo people believe in many gods they do have a High God called
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