The Path I Choose Striving for enlightenment and the freedom of thought. Buddha always encouraged his followers to analyze his texts but never did he once force his ideals upon his followers. If I were to choose a religion I’d have to follow Buddhism. Buddhism offers a more liberal way of thinking, teaches compassion for all, and mastery of the mind. First, Buddhism is a religion with no dogmas or commandments. It offers freedom in one’s thinking. Buddha only encouraged his followers to analyze his teachings. They were never imposed. The two main pillars in Buddhism, “The Four Noble Truths” and “The Eightfold Path” offer a way for an individual to reach a point of enlightenment and “nirvana”. Buddhism applauds the gain of knowledge. “Buddhism depends more on understanding than faith (White)”. It offers a life that is much more noble, altruistic, and rewarding. The Eightfold Path explains what they strive for. “The Noble 8-fold Path is being moral (through what we say, do and our livelihood), focusing the mind on being fully aware of our thoughts and actions, and developing wisdom by understanding the Four Noble Truths and by developing compassion for others” (White.) Buddhism is regarded as one of the most tranquil religions out there. As a pacifist, my beliefs and Buddhist beliefs correlate well in everyday situations. “Compassion includes qualities of sharing, readiness to give comfort, sympathy, concern, caring. In Buddhism, we can really understand others, when we can really understand ourselves, through wisdom” (White). By acting selflessly an individual can alleviate all suffering.”Reaching the
H World Lit
12 May 2013
Slavery. Dictatorship. Sex trade. These are all examples of one common characteristic; people forcing others into performing actions against their own will. How would you feel if somebody made your decisions for you and there was nothing you could do about it? You most likely would not be happy; in fact you would probably be outraged at some of the decisions that were made. One of the biggest decisions in life that can determine your…
my country that I hold so dear, and take up a new life in her colonies. As a married nobleman with a twelve year old son and a ten year old daughter, and as a devoted member of the Anglican Church, my highest priority in choosing a colony to settle is the toleration of my religion. I also am factoring economic opportunity into my decision. I wasn’t able to get the price I wanted out of my manor due to time constraints, so I need to be able to support my family in some way. After much deliberation…
outcome of our actions with any certainty. Yet, Sartre also tells us that we cannot justify our behavior based on personal values alone. In this essay I will show my support for Sartre’s argument, but maintain that people are better off having a religion to follow than to live their lives with the burden of being solely responsible for everyone in addition to themselves.
We learn “there is no human nature, since there is no God to conceive it.” (Sartre, 622) Man1 is only what he conceives himself…
the free, could be told that they were not allowed to marry the person of their choosing. The ability to marry a loving consenting adult of your choice is not a privilege. Every American should be a given the right to marry anyone of their choosing provided they do not encroach on anybody else’s unalienable rights. Times are changing and society needs to keep the pace.
This country was founded on freedom of religion and the freedom from persecution. Over time these cornerstone rights and foundations…
Abortion from Jewish and United Methodist Perspectives
The controversial topic of abortion has been debated throughout history around the world. There are many different views on abortion based on religious and political affiliations. Different religions and political parties have contrasting views on abortion. There are many extenuating circumstances on abortion, which makes it a more difficult area to discuss. The religious views of Judaism and United Methodist perspectives are very similar on…
premarital sex, and to save it for marriage. For many years that belief was a general understanding for majority of people. As times have change that same standard of waiting is no longer the majority of society. When choosing either option there are several factors to consider, such as; age, religion, society influence and risks. So how does a teen come to the decision to remain abstinent or to fornicate?
“With age comes wisdom”, is a saying everyone has heard but when it comes to intercourse…
(Y.T. Wun et al., pg. 1215)
1. The most important factor for choosing a doctor was proximity to home or workplace, followed by quick relief from the illnesses.
2. Convenient accessibility was the most important factor for the initial choice of primary care doctors by the general public.
3. Some studies on patients’ decision to choose their primary care doctors show that being able to choose their own doctor is associated with increased patient satisfaction, trust in the doctor, staying…
Religious Life of Planet Earth
February 5, 2013
Dr. Daniel Marcelle
Religious Life of Planet Earth
Religious is a word that has been traced back as far as history of man himself. That us what archaeologists and anthropologists tell us. Even among the most “primitive”…
Training Description: This employee training will identify the purpose of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with a focus on discrimination as it relates Religion.
Chick-Fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays in observance of the Sabbath, and to allow its employees to attend the church of their choosing. Recently, a man was hired who was a Seventh Day Adventist. He was unaware of this policy and did not tell the management in his interview that he worships on…
February 18, 2015
Professor Frederick W. ODell
Case Brief – Chapter 2 Religion
Case: Zelman v. Simmons-Harris Citation: 536 U.S. 639 Year: 2002
The case was argued February 20, 2002 and decided June 27, 2002. The Chief justice William Rehnquist delivered the court’s decision, joined by Justice O’Connor, Justice Scalia, Justice Kennedy, and Justice Thomas. Dissents were delivered by Justice Stevens, Souter, and Breyer.
J. Hessler, Clint Bolick, William Mellor, Richard…