• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

This project is based on 'the importance of God in modern society'. In this project, we discuss why we need God, what can he do for us, why we believe in God.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

This project is based on 'the importance of God in modern society'. In this project, we discuss why we need God, what can he do for us, why we believe in God, why do we believe in religious festivals and some information on the values of certain religions. We need God as a person to follow as an example, to think well, to do good, to speak well and to do no evil. He is there to guide us through to the right path of life. He is there to enlighten us with knowledge and wisdom. We need God to visualise our senses at certain times and to control our mind, especially as our mind is very dangerous if used in the wrong ways. We human beings go through many obstacles and problems within the time we are alive, and a lot of the time, the only way to get your answer, is to offer your prayers to God. Once doing this, everything will be clear. We need God to help us throughout our daily life and to give us memory to remember things that we have to like when a student studies hard for exams and gets brilliant marks because we done the work needed to gain the knowledge, and if you do your prayers, God will make sure you remember what to write. God was the one who created the universe and civilisation. ...read more.

Middle

It is when you would see an image of God right in front of you as people would depict God to look like. I think we do have to believe in festivals because of many miracles and auspicious days. It is to celebrate things that God has done for us and in a way, to thank him for it. Some festivals are based on the cultural ground, to remember who you are and to keep up traditions throughout many generations. Some festivals are based on God fighting evil and ending victorious. Some festivals are to remark the birthdays of the incarnations of Gods such as Rama, Krishna, etc. Diwali Diwali is the time when Rama returned home from fourteen years in exile with Sita and Laxman in which when he killed a devil called Ravana. Rama is one of Vishnu's incarnations on this planet. Vishnu could have easily killed him without having to come to Earth, but he came to teach people values and been spread wisdom to people. Diwali is known as the festival of light, because when he returned, all his followers in his kingdom had lit diva's to commemorate this joyous moment and people have doing that for many years on this time and now, fireworks as well. Janmashthami This day commemorates the birth of Krishna, one of Vishnu's incarnations on this planet. He purpose to come on Earth was to kill Kansa. ...read more.

Conclusion

The other is ritual, prayers with specific words and positions that has to be done five times a day; at dawn, midday, midafternoon, sunset and before going to bed. Before praying, you have to wash your hands, feet and face. A person called the muezzin calls all the people for prayers and chants on a platform at a mosque. They would then line up in rows and pray. During the prayers, they have to do three different postures including standing, kneeling and prostrate. When the posture of the person is changed, 'God is great' is recited by him. They believe that God has no image and do not have any statue to pray to. Every Muslim is expected to make a pilgrimage called a hajj, which takes place every year. They have to take it at least once in there life. It takes place in the last moth of the Arabic calendar. Thousands of Muslims gather in the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to visit the holy shrine of the Kaaba in the Great Mosque. They believe that it was sent by Abraham, considered by Islam, Judaism and Christianity to be a prophet of the faith. It is done to rectify the time when Mohammad made a pilgrimage from Mecca to Medina in 622. In the second chapter of the Koran, it says that fasting is what you have to do because it had been done by people before you. They have to fast for a whole month, from dawn to dusk. The fast breaks when the Arabic new year begins. 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Existence of God section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Existence of God essays

  1. Good and Evil

    Lastly I think that as humans were given free will, everything had been left up to humans, a lot of the suffering going on in the world has be caused by humans, if God took away suffering then he would have to take away free will.

  2. Blake: Milton was of the devils party without knowing it, Discuss.

    However, this is not to say that Milton does not show Satan in a negative light. He opens with a request to God that he may be given a muse to aid him in his work to "justify the ways of God to men" and first describes him as He

  1. Living In a Plural Society.

    and the afterlife Morals Worship These are just a few of the many thousands of issues which affect religion. I am going to be highlighting the opinions of the following religions concerning the above issues: Buddhism Hinduism Christianity Islam The general topic of the investigation is BELIEFS, which plays an important part in a plural society, especially in Britain today.

  2. Explain the Christian idea of God. How is this idea of God reflected in ...

    There are some other evidences in the Bible that assume God has a human like physical body (e.g. there are references to God's throne). This also builds the image of the triune as it may be referring to Jesus, the king of kings.

  1. Free essay

    why is there a need for world development

    Many lives are lost each day as a result of this. Development aid can be used to set up programmes providing home based care and raising awareness of disease in the poorest communities and pre-and post-HIV test counseling. This will help to prevent the spread of AIDS and will enable people living with the disease to live a full life.

  2. The Nature of God Religious Studies Coursework. I am going to explain, discuss and ...

    ourselves such as the words 'intelligent', 'powerful' and 'forgiving' which are all words that are used to describe both people and God. Hume also names the contents of our minds perceptions and further divides them into two types: impressions and ideas.

  1. There is No Way of Knowing What God is like

    God could have programmed our conscience so that we always choose to do good over evil, but that would have been equally limiting like it would be more evil on God's part if he controlled or limited our free will in order to contain the evil because then we wouldn't

  2. Where was God during 9/11

    Another man was saved because it was his turn to buy donuts! 50, 000 people worked at that centre but 20, 000 were present when the jets hit. All these little inconveniences which saved people's lives would have most likely frustrated them and upset them at the time but it seemed that God had His plan.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work