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When Does a Religion Become a Cult? When Does a Cult Become a Religion? I think that religion and cults are closely related. However, there can be many noticeable differences. In order for a religion to become a cult, it needs to develop into a negative form of expression. Cults are often damaging to a person and any people that are close to them. In order for a cult to become a religion, it needs to develop into a positive form of expression. This cult to religion change is dependen

In this present time, it is very hard to achieve anything as an individual. You will always need someone to agree or back you up in your own ideas. Although quite a few individual actions can be done, even thousands of years ago, you could only survive with other people. One example of this would be a religion. In most religions there are professionals or higher administrators. These people are also known as priests, rabbis, bishops and so on. In Theravada Buddhism, they believe that it

Why Religion is Difficult to Discuss With so many different belief systems in our world, it s no wonder why religion is such a touchy subject in our society. It is not to be discussed in schools or any other non-church related activity because some one there might be offended. I personally don t care if you talk about religion to someone just as long as if they believe some thing different than you, don t tell him or her that they are wrong. It is a personal choice on which belief system y

Religion or Run? Religion has been around for thousands of years. Throughout history, religion has made an impact on the decisions people make everyday. People have even gone as far as sacrificing their lives for their religion. There have been countries formed over religion, so too have there been wars started. These events and many others have caused the creation of many new religions and the destruction of others. Even in the present, there are skirmishes between the people of differen

Losing Our Religion In earlier times and civilizations, religion was a very important thing to most people. In fact, many colonies were started and based solely on religious beliefs. But as we move more into the new millenium, religion seems to be taking a back seat to other activities. Today it seems that many people are more worried about how much money they are making or climbing higher on the business ladder, than they are about religious beliefs. The number of people going to church

There are different styles of writings. Some styles are different due to the different beliefs of writers. In the works of Joy Harjo and Fray Alonso de Benavides, both write about different types of religion. According to Harjo she feels hate toward the Christian religion because, as a Native American, the Christian religion was forced upon her. Alonso de Benavides, on the other hand, feels that it was a good act to incorporate the Christian religion into that religion of the Native Ameri

Religion is one of Lucretius favorite topics to argue against in his poem On the Nature of Things. What religion does to man and the fear of the life after death that is instilled on the living is unjust per Lucretius. For while the nature of the gods must necessarily of itself enjoy immortality, the life of men lay foully groveling, crushed beneath the wait of a Religion. Throughout the texts I find Lucretius to be very harsh towards religion. Religion, brought down under our feet is

Matt Pryor Religion is a belief in a higher power in an organized manor. To have religion is to have faith in something. Faith is needed in life because it makes people feel like they have a reason for being on earth. As if they are here to serve a purpose. Faith comes natural to most people, but is expressed best in a form of organized religion. I think that this should be taught at a young age so that children are given the education about the subject. It should continue until they a

What is Religion? From the moment you take your first breath, you are besieged with strange sensory data pouring into your newborn self. You immediately begin to discriminate this data to find meaning in what would otherwise be a meaningless world. Sadly, we are not born enlightened, but born into what appears to be complete confusion. We are born unknowing of our origin, of why we are alive, of who we are and where we are going. We may have many questions about life and the world, and ar

Definition of Religion: Religion is norms,values, or a way of life to an individual or community. A spiritual guide that governs the way a person lives from day to day by giving that person hope, belief, and reason to exist in this world. Religion can be whatever that person makes of it. Religion can be a persons assets, family, or other individuals or possessions, it can be many things besides worship to a "God" or "Deity". It can be whatever a person deems holy