By John Morreall
50 nice Myths approximately Religions is an interesting, informative, and sometimes funny creation to a couple of the lengthy status myths that encompass non secular trust. This enticing ebook gets its readers pondering how and why convinced myths have arisen, and their carrying on with impression on our own and collective view of religion.
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Like angels, demons or “evil spirits” are described in the Bible as physical beings. ” The spirits here are clearly physically located, and they change their location from being inside the man to being inside the pigs. Besides God, angels, and demons, as we said, the other thing that Christian theologians have said is spiritual rather than material is the human soul. But that idea is not Biblical, either. In the Bible, the soul is what makes something be alive. The Bible’s words for soul are the Hebrew nefesh and ruah, and the Greek spirē and pneuma.
Until the introduction of that term, Indians identified themselves by any number of criteria − family, trade or profession, or social level, and perhaps the scriptures they followed or the particular deity or deities upon whose care they relied in various contexts or to whom they were devoted. ” Nor were the diverse traditions lumped together under the term “Hinduism” unified by sharing such common features of religion as a single founder, creed, theology, or institutional organization. Perhaps the most salient characteristic they shared − besides the fact that they were from the Indian subcontinent (which is the core meaning of “Hindu”) − was that they were not Jewish, Christian, or Muslim.
Hindus Worship Idols 4. Buddha Is a God for Buddhists 5. The Laughing Buddha (Budai, Ho-Ti) Is Buddha 8 Myths About Nonbelievers Introduction 1. Nonbelievers Are Ignorant about Religion 2. Nonbelievers Have no Basis for Morality 3. Without Religious Belief, Life Has No Purpose 4. Atheism Is Just as Much a Matter of Faith as Religion Is Bonus Myths 1. ” 2. The Bible Forbids Eating Pork Because It Causes Illness 3. The Apocalypse Is the End of the World Foretold in Scripture 4. Satan and His Devils Torture Humans in Hell 5.
50 Great Myths About Religions by John Morreall