Traditional Religious Tradition

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The belief system of religion is complex. It provides a framework by which to interpret and respond to the world. The belief in the unseen, powerful, world of Gods, is one of the more common and important religious beliefs. Believing in sacred people, Buddha and Jesus, is another common type of religious belief. Human beings, in some religions, who have reached the highest possible spiritual state or have been specially inspired, are seen as these. However in other religions, it is believed that a God has taken the form of a human (Crotty, Crotty, Habel, Moore & O’Donoghue, 2003, p. 7). Christianity believes in the unseen and powerful, having the belief in God and his kingdom, heaven. While one of the branches of Buddhism do not view Buddha as a God, but as a man who achieved self enlightenment. This aspect of beliefs assists in creating a thriving religious tradition. Rituals and ceremonies are stem off of beliefs and believers.

Rituals are considered of importance in some religions because once carried out it holds significance and signs of respect, while holding minimum significance in others. However, rituals and ceremonies focus on the sacred, customary traditional way of commemorating a culture or religion. A beginning, middle and an
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Ethics, providing moral conduct codes within every religion, sacred text and writings, supplying an understanding of the particular religion. Beliefs and believers are the framework of the religious world, rituals and ceremonies focus on the way a religion is commemorating the customary traditional and sacred way. These four aspects are interpreted differently with each different religion, Christianity values each aspect while Buddhism does not value rituals and ceremonies as overly significant. Together, these aspects provide an explanation for the creation and formation of existence and a response to the purpose of

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