Scholars conclude that what we ordinarily call religion manifests to some degree the following eight elements: 1) a belief system; 2) community; 3) central myths; 4) rituals; 5) an ethical system; 6) emotional experiences; 7) material expressions of religion; and 8) sacredness.
Examine to what extent your religious beliefs fall into this pattern. Do some elements have more weight than others? If you do not have a belief system, interview someone who does and examine their belief system. Provide enough details to support your answer.
Then examine one of the "new religions" or alternative paths that are seen in today's world and apply the same analysis to their beliefs. Do some elements have more weight than others? Are some totally absent? Provide enough details to support your answer. Please limit your analysis to no more than three elements for each section.
New Religious Movements: Scientology, Falun Gong, Cao Dai, Wicca and Druidism, the Yoruba Tradition (Santería, Voodoo, and Candomblé), Rastafarianism, etc. Feel free to choose among one of these alternatives or another approved by your instructor.
This essay should be 3 pages in length (1050 words). [Note the addition of word count to clarify how long the paper should be if formatted properly in APA.]
This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.Belief system commonly known as worldview is group of believes coming together to have a mental representation of the meaning or significance of the human existence and its synchronization with world around. For a group of people living in a particular area, they shared thoughts and the most comforting to an ultimate standard of perfection idea is followed by that particular group. In this we are going to discuss the belief system persistence in my religion as well as some new religion across the World.
Central legendary tales that are unique examples of holy philosophy of a group that come into force again and again are generally known as myths by researchers. Myths is a traditional story of early history which are core of a religion; it is an illustration of natural event which leads to the evolution of supernatural being, who is responsible for bringing changes in the world. Several stories are illustration of central myths for different religions; it may be the illumination episode of Lord Buddha; mission and actions of lord Krishna in Mahabharata; the reincarnation of Jesus in holy Bible; the...