Essay on When I Visited Planet Earth

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Report on the Religious life of Planet Earth Joan C. Mercieca Strayer University
Religion 212 – World Religions
Dr. Lawrence Ruddell
April 28, 2012

I recently traveled to the planet called Earth to ascertain if people and the planet are religious and what they practice in the aspects of religion. I will give you examples of behavior or beliefs I observed during my visit on Earth. The first thing that I saw was that Earth and its people are separated by many religions and variations of religions. What I mean by this is currently Earth has about forty three hundred belief systems and within these beliefs there are many different sects (Fisher, 2011). According to Barrett (2000), I looked at
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Their God also expects them to live in his own divine view of justice and love. The Christians use a book called the Bible as their guide (Fisher, 2011). Hinduism is formed of diverse traditions and has no single founder. Hinduism is the predominant religion of the Indian subcontinent and of its one indigenous religions. Hinduism is a religion that emphasis freedom from the material world through purification of desires and elimination of personal identity. Hinduism requires that the followers observe life rituals. Hindu has sixteen rites that performed thought out a person’s life for purification and sanctification
(Fisher, 2011). Additionally, Hindus followers are believers of Karma and reincarnation, because of these believes, they must live by a strict and moral conduct. If they do not adhere to the moral code, they will never reach Nirvana (Fisher, 2011). Nearly all practicing Hindus they seek a place at the feet of the spiritual teacher who they call “guru” These gurus do not represent themselves as teachers; people are drawn to them because they have achieved spiritual status to which the seeker aspires. Gurus are often regarded as enlighten or fully realized individuals. A
Guru does not provide academic instructions. Rather he or she gives advice,

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