My Beliefs About Text And Scripture Essay

1961 Words Nov 24th, 2015 8 Pages
I was born and grew up in Vietnam, in which Buddhism is dominated in my culture. I sometimes question about my beliefs by asking myself why I am doing this instead of that, or why I think doing this is right and doing that is wrong. I gradually realize that my actions and thoughts are profoundly shaped by a set of core beliefs, which are influenced by my family, culture, and especially religion. In this paper, I will discuss my beliefs about text and scripture in religion, moral actions and consequences, life after death, helping people, and loving our parents.
First of all, I believe that it is helpful, but not required to know the text and scripture in order to believe in a religion. One does not need to be an expert in a religion to believe in it. The scripture is the tool that helps people to know more about the religion, but not necessarily a requirement for people’s beliefs. As I recall, I grew up believing in my family’s beliefs. My family believes in Buddhism, so I somehow find myself believe in it, or at least practice Buddhism even though I am not a follower. I do not go to the temple on a regular basis or read any scripture. When I was young, my mother took me to the temple to pray for a happy and blissful year. Today, I still go the temple occasionally to pray for my family and my beloved ones a happy and healthy life. I can not remember exactly when I started doing many things that Buddhists do. For example, I do not kill any living things, even a fish or a…

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