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An Analysis Of Religion By An Athiest

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     The person as a whole, mind and body, is a very complex and unique organism that can be easily influenced by society. Since people are so easily susceptible to be influenced by others, each person must rely on their beliefs in order to make a judgment that is morally and ethically pleasing through their knowledge and experiences. A person’s morals and ethics are formed through their religious beliefs and practices. Morals and ethics allow one to make a knowledgeable and responsible decision. One’s religious and spiritual beliefs shapes and molds the mind, body, and spirit of the person. Each religion has its own unique principles, a list of do’s and don’ts that set the foundation for their moral and ethical beliefs. Everyday people are presented with situations in which that person must arrive at the solution through weighing each possible option morally and ethically. When one is confronted with a situation in which they must use their personal knowledge, experience, spiritual beliefs and practices to weigh each option morally and ethically and choose that which best suits their religious beliefs. In order for a person to be able to correctly analyze and weigh each option he or she should have full knowledge of each available option and their outcomes. To weigh each solution properly, a person must use his or her religious beliefs and knowledge to evaluate every aspect of the option. In religion, there are four main factors that make it possible for a religiously enlightened person to decipher between the morally and ethically correct and wrong decision. People are educated through the teachings and beliefs of their God to acknowledge what “the beautiful” and “the sacred and transcendent” are and how to decipher between what is good and what is evil. A religion’s depiction of what “the beautiful”, sacred, and transcendent” are creates one’s basis for their moral and ethical beliefs. Through one’s spiritual knowledge and understanding of “the beautiful”, sacred, and transcendent” allows one to distinguish between “the good” and “the evil.” In order for a person to choose the best decision he or she has to have a firm grasp, intellectually and spiritually, on the concepts of “the beautiful”, “the sacred and transcendent”, “the good”, and “the evil”. The concepts of each of the factors must be fully understood by him or her to decide which solution is that which is morally and ethically pleasing to his or her God, and does not result in a sinful act. The concepts of “the sacred and the transcendent” are depicted in religious scriptures worldwide, and create the foundation to the beliefs and practices of that religion. “The sacred and transcendent” is defined, as that of which is “otherworldly.” It is the mystical world, the supernatural. In Christian terms, “the sacred and transcendent” is the realm of the world outside of creation. Heaven and hell are two elements that are regarded as being “the sacred and...

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