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Why Studying World Religions is Important

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Why Studying World Religions is Important The study of World Religion is important because it will lead us through a series of thinking experiences that will allow us to function more beneficially in today's modern culture. It will emphasis on method issues, perspectives, and critical thinking. This course also engages students in the activity of self-examination through encounters with different cultural viewpoints on issues of a fundamental human concern. Respect is a very important aspect of class discipline. Respect towards peers, property, and the teacher all lead to the student in being the best student they can be. If the student does not respect anything in the classroom, the students hamper the learning process themselves; they are the ones without respect, therefore they do not want to learn and are totally responsible for the grade they are given. ...read more.


This depends on the degree of effort, if the effort is high, and the student is somewhat oriented towards attaining a good grade, a high grade of effort will be presented. Effort is the best way in determining a student's will to learn. The course of religion consists of many different units, some of them concerning what we believe in, why we believe in it, and what can be observed in the future. The religion course encourages us to explore our heritage and our beliefs, something we may never had fully understood. The course helps us to fully understand why we go to a catholic school, for one thing. ...read more.


According to the Encarta World Dictionary, religion is people's beliefs and opinions concerning the existence, nature, and worship of a deity or deities and divine involvement in the universe and human life. The definitions of the word "religion" vary from dictionary to dictionary, country to country and from person to person. In my opinion, the meaning of the word religion is so interchanging that one single definition is not the exact or even accurate meaning for everyone. Everyone has his or her own individual interpretation of the word religion. For instance: strict Catholic Christian's individual beliefs differ in spite of the Catholic Doctrine. One example of this is that in the Catholic Doctrine it states that birth control is immoral, still many Catholics choose to use it and don't think it is wrong. ...read more.

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