Faith And Magic Essay

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I believe that religion has to do with spirituality and having faith. On the other hand, magic is a practice and is sometimes used for good like healing people and bad, causing someone harm. Whether or not people believe in it is there choice but to me, one wouldn’t exist with out the other. Religion and magic are both very similar in some aspects but they differ in other ways too. Some people may argue that they are more similar than different since they rely on one another so much and sometimes religion can act as the foundation of magic.
Magic is the practice of a religion. The “hands on” part of the religion one example is when Buddhist meditates otherwise known as yoga. Where one performs body movements in order to separate the body from the soul and connect with Mother Nature. Another example is a person becoming possessed by a spirit that can be good or a demonic spirit. In some cultures, people become possessed by animals and act like the animal such as a horse or a hen. In the western culture we always hear about these films about demonic possessions and even though Hollywood over exaggerates and creates a drama, it is true. Many people become possessed by evil entities and a priest or a ghost hunter liberates the human from the demonic entity. These are all examples of magic. To me magic is something you can hear, see, and touch which is way different from just religion and belief.
Religion is the belief of gods or one god. Every religion is different and people have all sorts of beliefs whether it is having faith in Jesus or believing in the Kinich Ahau, the mayan sun god. To me there is no physical activity when someone believes or has faith in someone or something and that is the difference. I was raised a catholic Christian and to this day I still don’t know what the difference is between Christian and Catholicism. To me we both believe in God and the practices are very similar. For example, every 24th of December, Jesus Christ is born and my family attends a mass (or watch it on t.v.) and thanks the Lord for Jesus because he is our savior. On the other hand Christians celebrate it the...

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