Abrahamic Religion Reflection

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In this course, as well as normal life, I base my values primarily on absolute personal freedom and secondarily on treating others as I would want to be treated. I was raised in an extraordinarily Christian family and consequently I possess a thorough knowledge of biblical text, church history, and the typical views of Southern Baptist. It is, however, my in-depth study of Christianity that has led me to conclusion that there is either no god or if there is a god it certainly is not worthy of worship. My view of the world is based solely on what can be consistently proven and verified. While my belief is that we, as humans, are responsible to improve this world in any way possible for future generations. In this course, I strive to maintain …show more content…
One of the most valuable parts of those experiences was all the time I spent one on one with people from incredibly different backgrounds than my own. Where the typical American’s religious background is limited to their own views and possibly a light overview of the Abrahamic Religions, I’ve gotten the privilege to speak personally with those of much less typical beliefs. After spending a summer in Peru and two separate trips to Guatemala I can say I have decent understanding of South American Catholicism as well as certain branches of Wicca. My experience with primitive tribal faiths is not exceptionally different from my experience with the faith of Christians. Generally, both religions are largely based on feelings and blind faith. Whenever faced with conflicting beliefs each religion would utilize the same arguments. Usually god had at some point proven himself real, perhaps the tribe Amazon had prayed and received a bountiful harvest or the Christian’s mother had been healed of cancer. Often times the religious could feel god within themselves even if they could not externally prove their god’s existence. In short, my experience with different belief systems has shown me how similar the world’s religions can be and how unlikely that there would be ‘one true

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