Whatever the case, misconception of religious aspects have elicited debates which tend to prove or disapprove practices that do not conform to the perceived beliefs. The concern is not to discredit the practices observed, but to contend to factors that led to such practices. Recent development in the religious circle indicates a practice, which does not seek to find the truth, but creates competition among the religionists. The suspicions that a given group of religionist directs towards others does not portray the intention of religion in humanity. The aim of this paper is critique Buddhist understanding of the God served by Christians. Christian Understanding Christianity is a religion that traces its foundation from the teaching, death and life of Jesus Christ. The focus on Jesus Christ by Christians point to the God they serve. History of Christianity points various incidents when God revealed Himself to men. Understanding the concept of Christian faith necessitate the understanding of nature of God they serve. Christians profess to serve a God who is monotheist and posses qualities such as ever presence, exercises control over nature and has the ability of redeeming humankind from its predicament.Human beings feel that it is wrong to commit ill against a fellow human being. Religionists contend that perception professed in religious faiths tend to promote harmony in humanity. Pointing at the Christian understanding, human beings co exists as a family whose head is God. The teaching of Christianity project evil deeds as influences, which distract the moral will of God. Humankind has thus been lost because of the practices, which they do. The road to redemption from this lose is through Jesus Christ. Redemption from the evils in the concept of Christian understanding is to focus on Jesus Christ whose misery in death and resurrection redeemed humankind from all sin3. The concept of Christian faith has the following elements punishment for sins, redemption, forgiveness and new birth. Christians’ belief observes sin as a factor that separate human beings from divinity of God. God is a divine creature above other creatures. The explanation of Gods existence transcends thought which argue on His visibility. Redemption is relevant to Christians because of the separation created by sin4. The point in the Christian tradition is to serve a God that redeems humankind from the ills of sin. Forgiveness element bring a Christian back to the fold of God since the stain of sin would no longer influence relationship between human beings and God. Forgiveness of sin can only happen when a person believe in the teaching of Jesus and profess the same faith to others. Not until then, human beings have no power over sin. The concept of new birth differentiates a Christian from other human beings who do not profess the same faith. The nature of God that Christians serve is unique in the sense that God respect life, project love, natural order, and harmony. These aspects influence Christians to develop attitudes, which promote the teachings of Jesus Christ. Respect for human life eliminates all manner of evils that a person would be intending to do to the other fellow. Christian doctrines define life and penalty of sin as death with a meaning that the whole idea behind Christianity is life5. Human life is precious or valuable above all other things. The giver of life is thus creature above ot
Religionists contend that they work towards a course of enlightenment.Truth is what gears religious people towards enlightenment.Religious practices observed in the world conform to some believes which call for disputes among other religions…
The identity which many carry toward homosexuality is one which continues to be controversial. The problems which arise are based on the understanding of being gay, what this means in terms of lifestyle and leads to conflicts which many have in terms of contradicting lifestyles.
Ludwig Feuerbach was precisely what he espoused in his philosophy: a product of his environment, and of the Zeitgeist that characterized mid-19th-century Europe. The Prussian state in which he lived, and under which he developed his materialistic interpretation of society and man’s conception of God, was one of the most reactionary governments in Europe.
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However, the understanding of God’s gender has resulted into a lot of disagreements with respects to the biblical, scriptures and their interpretation. Certain philosophers have most of the time rejected the argument that God’s gender is male since God is referred to in the bible as He in several occasions.
According to Hume, all our simple ideas are derived from simple impressions, which correspond to them and which they exactly represent (Hume 14). In other words, where there is no impression the idea is meaningless (Lavine 156). He uses this empirical theory as his empiricist principle, which will serve as his foundational or first principle for understanding human nature.2 Herein, I take Hume's empiricist principle to mean that true knowledge must be derived from sensory experience alone.
While the evidences of its physical or routine manifestation plagued everyone within the close proximities of the church or of Christian celebrations, its essence sits nowhere near these believers. In fact, it was observed how Christian worshippers have grown to pray on lip-service than on living the faith itself.
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