Religion and Traditional Beliefs

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Religion and traditions beliefs are part and parcel of human life. Naturally, human beings grow up believing in a superior being. Mostly, this being is believed to have more power than human beings. That being is believed to be responsible for the presence of objects found in the environment. Religion tries to explain the origin of those objects. It also tries to help people to discover their purpose in life and tries to account for life after death.
Religion instills certain values in human beings. Religion attempts to build correlations between people and divinities, sacred time, sacred space (natural world) and with one another. This paper seeks to illustrate how religious beliefs contribute to and promote these relationships.
Most religions such as Christianity, Islam and Hindu believe in a divinity world. This can be one genuine God, several gods, objects in the environment, the living dead, spirits and ancestors. For instance, Christians believe in God, Muslims in Mohammed, and Buddhists in Buddha and Hindus in Brahma. Religion is responsible for creating a link between its members and the world of divinities. To some, this relationship can appear to be unreal whereas others believe that it is a real experience. Performance of rituals is a major way of connecting people and divinities. For Christians, taking part in the Holy Communion is a way of promoting this relationship. This was performed by Jesus and His apostles during the last supper. Jesus required of his apostles that they should do so often “in remembrance of Him”. This is still being practiced today worldwide. Christians take wine which symbolizes the blood that He shed for them and unleavened bread which is a symbol of His body which was given for them. Celebrating the Holy Communion is a sign that Christians have faith in Jesus and reverence for His sacrifice.
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