My Personal Belief System

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To describe my personal belief system, I would first start off by stating that I am Catholic. However, on the contrary of being raised in a community of Catholics, I believe my beliefs venture astray from the ones of Catholicism. Therefore, I will discuss what I truly believe in, regardless of its relationship to Catholicism. In that case I will not wrongly speak against my religion. To begin, I will first say that I do believe in God. I believe that there is a God watching over myself and loved ones at all times. I trust that when I pray at night, God is answering my prayers. Although I do not attend church as frequently as I would like to, I still affirm that the church is a holy place where my relationship with God is at its strongest. Moreover, …show more content…
I was not surprised to come about various similarities between the two religions, seeing as I found myself relating to Judaism the most out of the other religions discussed. For starters, prayer is an essential aspect in both Catholicism and Judaism as it is their primary form of Worship. In the Sacred Texts for both religions (The Bible and Pentateuch), it is instructed that both religions engage in prayer every day. In addition, both Catholics and Jews are praying to the same God. Furthermore, the two religions both attend a place of Worship. Catholics and Jews can both pray in solitude every day; however the two religions each have a community that Worship together, and the services for both are held by one specific person. Lastly, as I stated above lightly, there is a similarity between both Sacred Texts for Catholicism and Judaism. For example, the Torah contains five books from the bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Additionally, both texts speak about some similar concepts. The Bible and the Torah both discuss creation in similar ways. For example, Adam and Eve are seen within both texts. As one can see, the similarities between both religions are undeniably apparent. However, I am sure there is also a plethora of differences between the …show more content…
This was interesting to me, as I did not take the Trinity into consideration when comparing Catholicism and Judaism above. However in relation to prayers, although both religions pray every day, the way they go about it differs. For example, Jews typically pray three times a day during specific times: in the morning, at noon, and at sunset. For Catholics, they usually pray at night, or before meals. I know as a Catholic, I only pray once a day and that is at night. Nonetheless, both religions have a designated place of prayer however, these houses of Worship differ in the light of who runs them. For instance, in a Catholic church you will see a Priest or Deacon. In a Synagogue, it is a Rabbi. Therefore, one can note that the separate services will be ran differently. Furthermore, the two religions share many similarities in relation to their Sacred Texts however, the Bible is arranged in a different numbering sequence. Additionally, both texts are translated and written adversely and the content in each deviate from each other. In conclusion, noting the differences between the two religions were more of a challenge than anticipated as they seem to be closely

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