My Views On Religion And Religion Essay

1028 Words Dec 14th, 2016 5 Pages
This class was precisely as I had suspected it to be, in that we would touch on various religions, their origins, their beliefs, and the philosophy behind these beliefs. I selected this class in the hope that I would broaden my frame of reference philosophically rather than religiously. And to be quite frank I dispensed with any curious thoughts about religious practices and their origins even before the class started. I make no claims to be an atheist or agnostic, I exist in pretty much the same way animals and trees do - oblivious to any spiritual dimensions in their existence. If anything I was much more akin to learn more philosophy from religion, more logic if you will. Even more I had a vested interest in Eastern philosophies, only because I was brought up catholic and I’m rather familiar with their philosophical ways and practices.
Gods’, deities, prophets, and their miracles were of no significance to me considering I’m impervious to their existence. Needless to say, despite my bias not to learn about the aforementioned necessities of religion, I in fact reluctantly learnt quite a bit in reference to eastern religion and their religious practices thanks to the weekly video clips and power points displayed in class.
Anyhow, having mentioned that I had a vested interest in Eastern philosophy, then it goes without saying that the trip to the Hindu temple was rather nice and informative. I was especially interested in Sri Durga, the goddess of strength and power was a…

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