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Definition of human condition
the essential nature of someone, the question whether we are endowed with spiritual essence.
A great debate
How is human condition communicated?
Through the religion's account of human origins
garden of eden
What is spiritual perfection?
- can be attained in this life
- can't be
- with most religions they acknowledge "near" perfection, not an all or nothing thing
Many different ideas
What is ethical?
- teachings of right and wrong important in many religious traditions
is it essential?
What is transcendence?
Overcoming of the normal limitations imposed by the human condition
eg: Buddhism has tranquility and bliss but still the human condition
limitations
How do we attain salvation?
spiritual perfection is closely linked with it
Well...I dunno.
What is nirvana?
The final liberation, buddhist teaching
NOT the band :)
What is our destiny?
- two possibilities: paradise and hell
- individual destiny linked to spiritual maturity
um.
cosmology
the understanding of the nature of the universe
yeah. not the physics one.
monotheism
one god
idiot
polytheism
belief in many gods
do you love him?
pantheism
divine reality exists in everything
of course you do.
revelation
the supreme being / reality is revealed to humans
should you tell him?
Seven dimensions of religion
experiential, mythic, doctrinal, ethical, ritual, social, material
c'MON
Experiential
religious experience
has to do with faith
in nontheistic religions, takes form of MYSTICISM
I just don't know...
faith
related to experiential
closely related to holy spirit
mysticism
nontheistic religions' version of religious experience
myth
convey important truths
not falsehoods
sources of sacred truth
give meaning to life
sacred stories passed (predominately orally)
tell origins of world
set forth fundamental knowledge regarding nature of things and proper way to live
doctrinal
most obvious and basic aspect of religion
creeds and teachings of a religion
ethical
how are we to act while living in the world?
general principles
e.g. ten commandments
ritual
formal practice of worship