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Unformatted text preview: HUM/130 Week 8 Discussion Question 1 How are newer religions different from older ones? How are they similar? Religions tend to be methods of human thought that include narratives (written and spoken), symbols and idols, ideas and beliefs, along with rituals and practices. All these things give reason and meaning to the follower’s or the practitioner’s involvements and experiences in life through a reference to the ultimate truth. The newer religions are different from the older religions with respect to the way people practice and follow the different religions. They are similar with respect to the central principle or viewpoint and the core ideals, morals and ethics. Some examples are: Hindus and Muslims both believe in nonviolence and the love of God where as in Islam there is avoidance in the use of idols and in ancient Hinduism they used idols. All religions have the same ideas of love, respect, good morals, and the love of their particular God of worship and this is true in Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Seven Day...
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2010 for the course HUM 130 Hum130 taught by Professor A.b. during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10