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Topic 3: Looking for meaning

1  THEIST

·Evidence in Holy Books

·Religious experiences

·Miracles

·Freewill

2   ATHEIST

·No physical evidence/proof

·Scientific evidence

·Evil and suffering in the world

·Upbringing

3  RELIGION IN SECULAR SOCIETY – YES  

·Provides stability and community

·Answers challenging questions

·Provides support and guidance

·Gives morals on how to act

4    RELIGION IN SECULAR SOCIETY – NO

·More interested in other things

·Science explains the world not religion

·Which religion is ‘right’?

·Many ignore the rules of religion

5  HOW DO PEOPLE EXPERIENCE GOD?

·Holy Books/sacred texts

·Natural world

·Religious teachings

·Prayer/worship

·Religious experiences/miracles

6    HOW DO PEOPLE RESPOND TO GOD?

·Vocation – vicar/monk/nun

·Worship/prayer

·Change lifestyle – commitment/dedication

·Preaching/teaching

·Pilgrimage

7   CHRISTIAN TRINITY (MONOTHEISTIC)

·3 in 1 – understood in 3 forms

·God as Father – spiritual

·God as Jesus – human

·God as Holy Spirit – acting in the world

8 HINDU TRIMURTI

·Brahman – God/supreme spirit

·    Trimurti – 3 main gods to understand Brahman (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva)

·Murtis – statues/images of gods

9  MUSLIM GOD – ALLAH (MONOTHEISTIC)

·Tawhid – belief in oneness of God

·99 names – help to understand Allah

·    Subhahs – string of prayer beads to help remember the 99 names

10  DEATH AND AFTERLIFE - Christianity

·    Funerals – cremation/burial, Church service, hymns, prayers, committal, “ashes to ashes, dust to dust”

·    Heaven/Hell/Purgatory

11  DEATH AND AFTERLIFE – Hinduism

·    Funeral – 24 hours, body washed and prepared, eldest son, priest, cremation, ashes scattered in running water

·    Reincarnation – atman, Moksha, many lives

12   DEATH AND AFTERLIFE – Islam

·    Funerals - prayers from Qur’an, Shahdah, washing of the body, shroud, 24 hours, only men, Mosque, Imam, brief period of

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