The 8 Aspects of Religion

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Purpose of Religon

-Help understand things.

-Help guide you along life's journey.

-Give purpose to life.

-Something to turn to in times of need.


What are Symbols

Symbols are telling you what they represent. With The catholic church Their symbol is the cross.

Roman Catholic Symbol


-Holy spirit


-Bread (flesh)

-Wine (blood)


Jewish Symbol




-Shofar (Rams Horn)

-Torah Scroll

-Magen David


What are Beliefs

Beliefs are something that you put your heart to and something that can't be true and sometimes it is or could be.

What are Roman Catholic beliefs!

Roman catholic beliefs are

-The Holy Spirit


-Jesus Christ

-God the Maker of Earth

What are Jewish beliefs

Jewish beliefs are

-Humankind Was Created In the Divine Image



-The Land of Israel


Myths & Other Stories

What are Myths & Stories

Beliefs are things that you believe in but you do not know for sure if it's true.

Stories are things that people tell for entertainment.

Roman Catholic Myths & Stories

Christian mythology is the body of myths associated with Christianity. Mircea Eliade argues that the imagery used in some parts of the Hebrew Bible reflects a "transfiguration of history into myth". For example, Eliade says, the portrayal of Nebuchadnezzar as a dragon in Jeremiah 51:34 is a case in which the Hebrews "interpreted contemporary events by means of the very ancient cosmogonico-heroic myth" of a battle between a hero and a dragon.

According to Bernard McGinn, "mythic patterns" such as "the primordial struggle between good and evil" appear in passages throughout the Hebrew Bible, including passages that describe historical events. Citing Paul Ricoeur, McGinn argues that a distinctive characteristic of the Hebrew Bible is its "reinterpretation of myth on the basis of history". As an example, McGinn cites the apocalypse in the Book of Daniel, which he sees as a record of historical events presented as a prophecy of future events and expressed in terms of "mythic structures", with "the Hellenistic kingdom figured as a terrifying monster that cannot but recall [the Near Eastern pagan myth of] the dragon of chaos".

Jewish Myths and Stories

Jewish mythology is the sacred and traditional narratives that help explain and symbolize Judaism. Elements of Jewish mythology have had a profound influence on Christian and Islamic mythology, as well as world culture in general. Christian mythology directly inherited many of the narratives from the Jewish people, sharing in common the narratives from the Old Testament. Islamic mythology also shares many of the same stories; for instance, a creation account spaced out over six periods, the legend of Abraham, the stories of Moses and the Israelites, and many more.

Sacred Texts

What are Sacred Texts

Very important Holy information or words like the Bibble.

Sacred Texts of Roman Chatholics

Mark was the first of the four Gospels committed to writing, probably in the late 60s or early 70s C.E., for an audience familiar with Judaism at a time when Christianity was moving ever more exclusively toward Gentiles. Matthew's Gospel was written ca. 80-90 for a similar audience, hence the existence of some explanations of Jewish customs. Luke's Gospel and Acts of the Apostles, its continuation, date from about the same period and come from the hand of a Gentile writing for Gentiles, which is why there is great emphasis on Jesus' role as savior for all peoples regardless of race, gender, or nationality. John's Gospel, from the very end of that first century, was several generations removed from Jesus' lifetime and was born in a time of Roman persecution, which is also true of the Book of Revelation, which explains the apocalyptic tone.

Sacred Texts of Juddism

The Jews are known as the "People of the Book," an appropriate title. After the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE and the subsequent exile, sacrifices became impossible and Jewish religious life turned to Torah study and prayer in the synagogue. Study of Torah and other Jewish texts has been central to religious life ever since.

The Torah, the Talmud, and other Jewish writings are precious sources of Jewish history and divine commandments (the mitzvot), both of which continue to play a dominant part in Judaism.

To remember the great things God has done for the Jewish people in history, and what he asks of them in return, selections from the Torah and the Prophets are read in the synagogue several times a week.

To assist in proper interpretation and application of the mitzvot, a great body of rabbinical writings has developed and continues to develop to this day.

Study of Torah (prefably in its original language, Hebrew) is an integral part of a Jewish child's education, and even Jewish mysticism is focused on intensive textual study.


What are Rituals

Things that have been passed on.

Roman Catholic Rituals

== Answer == The Catholic Church never calls itself the "Roman Catholic Church", that is something that the English started after the protestant revolt. The primary and most important ritual for Catholics is the Mass, the Eucharist, it is from this that all the rest depend, see below for the different ways in which the word "ritual" is used in the Catholic Church. Baptism,confession, first communion, confirmation, marriage,the last rites, becoming a priest or nun

Always attending Easter mass (church) SayingThe Apostles creed

obeying the 10 commandments

during Mass, listening to the Gospel and the priest, receiving communion, saying the Our Father, genuflecting, genuflecting before you step into the pew, genufleciting when you are at the front of the altar by the Host, or in front of the altar.

Try just going to a Mass and watch, you do not have to interact, you can just sit there, or just get up and down and kneel like everyone else does to get the feel of it.

If you are not a Catholic and sit during the mass the others know you are not atholic and will accept it.

Jewish Rituals

Biblical Personalities-

Every biblical personality has a particular meaning in the wheel of life, and since Torah includes every created thing, we can find a faithful representation of the world through its characters. This section tries to shed some light on the biblical personality patterns.

Jewish Festivals and the calendar-

Just the same as all calendars around the world, the Jewish calendar is sprinkled generously with festivals. Most of these occur on an annual basis, although some are more frequent. The Jewish calendar is split into 12 months, based on the lunar cycle. To bring it in line with the seasons, however, a thirteenth month, Adar Sheni (literally the "second Adar") is frequently added. The Jewish New Year starts around September, the exact date never being fixed because of differences between the solar and lunar calendar. The New Moon which brings in the new month is called "Rosh Cloddish (translated as "Head (of the) Month"). On Rosh Cloddish parts of a special prayer called the Hallel (which consists of selected psalms) is read. As a reward for not donating jewelry in the making of the Golden Calf after the Exodus from Egypt, tradition dictates that women need not work on Rosh Cloddish. A Luach is a booklet which contains all the dates of the festivals so that we know when to observe them.

Jewish Food-

This section is dedicated to that most loved of Jewish pastimes - preparing food. What can we say about food? It's central to our lives - social as well as religious. Eating it can have good consequences or bad ones (we're talking fall from Eden here, not indigestion!).

Social Structures

What are Social Structures

A hierarchy, A ladder in job terms.

Social Structures

They are both the same!

Ethics (Codes of behavior)

What are Ethics

Rules; List of proper behavior.

Roman Catholic Ethics

To be moral, each and every sexual act must be unitive, procreative, and marital. The good moral object of every moral sexual act is threefold: unitive, procreative, and marital. All non-unitive sexual acts are intrinsically evil, due to the deprivation of the unitive meaning in the moral object. All non-procreative acts are intrinsically evil, due to the deprivation of the procreative meaning in the moral object. All non-marital sexual acts are intrinsically evil, due to the deprivation of the marital meaning in the moral object.

Jewish Ethics

Jewish ethics are considered to be at the intersection of Judaism and the Western philosophical tradition of ethics. Like other types of religious ethics, the diverse literature of Jewish ethics primarily aims to answer a broad range of moral questions and, hence, may be classified as a normative ethics. For two millennia, Jewish thought has also grappled with the dynamic interplay between law and ethics. The tradition of rabbinic religious law (known as halakhah) addresses numerous problems often associated with ethics, including its semi-permeable relation with duties that are usually not punished under law.

Religious Experience and spirituality

What are Religious Experience and Spirituality

A wonder and awe moment, an inner journey connections.

Roman catholic Religious Experience and Spirituality

Catholic spirituality is the spiritual practice of living out a personal act of faith (fides qua creditor following the acceptance of faith (fides quae creditur). Although all Catholics are expected to pray together at Mass, there are many different forms of spirituality and private prayer which have developed over the centuries. Each of the major religious orders of the Catholic Church and other lay groupings have their own unique spirituality - its own way of approaching God in prayer and in living out the Gospel.

Jewish Religious Experience and Spirituality

People learning their religion