Culture And Religion Term Paper

Length: 2 pages Subject: Mythology - Religion Type: Term Paper Paper: #22211111 Related Topics: Culture, Noble Truth, Human Culture, Meditation
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Culture & Religion

Roman Catholic: The Roman Catholic religion believes in the Holy Trinity of a creator God the Father; Jesus Christ, His Son; and the Holy Spirit. Other beliefs that characterize the religion are the original sin; the forgiveness of sin; the second coming of the Lord; and life after death (CIM, 49). Given its belief in sin, the religion offers the hope of salvation through its sacraments and baptism. Infant baptism is encouraged to erase the original sin and as a start to a spiritual life through the Church. In addition, the Roman Catholic Church holds that the mass is a continuation of the sacrifice made by Christ and thus teaches the


Generally, the religion has no dietary restrictions. However, it advocates abstaining from meat and meat products on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of the month of Lent. Roman Catholicism places a heavy emphasis on regular daily prayer and visits to the Church. The only impact the religion has on health care is in its prohibition of birth control and direct abortion. The religion places a great deal of importance on the Priest visiting dying patients to receive communion (University of Virginia, 1998-2004).

Christian Scientist: The religion believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ; in the Bible as a sufficient guide to eternal life; in God's forgiveness of sin in the destruction of sin and the spiritual understanding that casts out evil as unreal; in eternal life and the allness of Soul, Spirit, and the nothingness of matter; and in watching and praying for The Divine Mind in human beings. The religion places a…

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