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What are the powers attributed to God, or gods? What power is conferred by religious faith? What are the powers of religious leaders? Is religion a force to be reckoned with in our culture? Are there non religious beliefs that have commensurate power?

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What are the powers attributed to God, or gods? What power is conferred by religious faith? What are the powers of religious leaders? Is religion a force to be reckoned with in our culture? Are there non religious beliefs that have commensurate power? Since the onset of large-scale immigration in the 1950's, hundreds of thousands of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims have moved to Britian and often their families here maintained their religious traditions. Temples, mosques can now be found in virtually all large towns The major faiths in the UK under two groupings: Monotheistic religions Christianity, Islam and Judaism all originated in the Middle East and believe in one God. They believe that humans are created by God and live one earthly life. After death they proceed to separate a spiritual life (known in Christian teachings as heaven and hell). Polytheistic religion Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism originated in Asia and believe that there are many gods. They also believe in re-incarnation, either no clear beginning or end to the circle of life. The United Kingdom has been primarily Christian since Saxon times. Following the Reformation in the sixteenth century a range of Protestant have existed' while in the sixteenth century a range of new and sometimes radical Christian sects and groups have come to existence. There have also been followers of other religious living in the UK for centuries. ...read more.


Many religious couples no longer rule out abortion. Capital punishment, The Ten commandments of Christianity and Judaism clearly state 'thou shalt not kill', and Jesus was clear about taking 'an eye for an eye' is not acceptable- but many Christians over the centuries right up to the present day have supported the death penalty. Is the use of force to overcome evil justified? Who defines evil -in world war ll the battle ships of both England and Germany were launched with Christian prayers. A Muslim 'fatwah' -a death imposed by a senor Muslim cleric that any follower of Islam will be blessed for carrying out. People though out all ages have used the name of God to justify all kinds of evil. However many would argue that this represents an abuse of religion- which is, in its self God-given, and which followers believe will lead to eternal life. The role of women in the church today has changed women are now allowed to become priests in the church of England. The Roman Catholic church is still opposed to women priests. St Paul (an early Christian writer who wrote a collection of books telling the young church in the first century AD) speciiffically says that women do not have an active role in the church, that Jesus chose only men to be his followers. The powers attributed to God to have a influence every individual in the UK the laws of the land Ten commandments every citizen has to abide by the law failure to do so may result to a penalty or imprisonment. ...read more.


We come to conform to what is expected of u, but there is more than merely the kind of training you would give a pet dog. As humans we are expected to be given reasons for acting or behaving in a certain way among young children you will frequently the question 'why?. As children get older their parents often say in relation t a action considered to be wrong ' what if everybody did that?', suggesting that this would be a bad thing. Later on they might say to a teenager with increasing sophistication of thought, 'How would you feel if somebody did that to you?' This is a more complicated question because you have to consider both whether you would like to be treated like that, and also whether this in itself contestant as a reason for not doing it to somebody else. When we are confronted with a moral dilemma, and , for example, have to discriminate good from bad, we should be able to give reasons for our decisions. Just because we like something it is not in itself enough for saying it is good- that is merely a statement of personal preference. Moral judgement affect the way we think and act in the world that and act in the world we live in today. Different people will come to different conclusions - often deeply held. Peoples views reflect their background, both in your immediate family and in the predominant culture in which you have been brought up. If everybody is taught this wisdom then maybe the life would be much better. ...read more.

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