The Nature Of Religion

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Religion is a key element of most human societies and has existed since prehistoric times.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Rellgions have existed for centuries as a means for cultures to
    • A. 

      Answer the enduring questions of life: why do I exist? What happens when I die? Why is there suffering in the world?

    • B. 

      Control the people.

    • C. 

      Control nature and the environment.

  • 2. 
    From prehistoric times humans have wanted to
    • A. 

      Hold power over other humans

    • B. 

      Manage their own emotions

    • C. 

      Understand the forces that created and maintained their world

  • 3. 
    Religions that believe there are beings or forces that exist beyond the known universe and ar not subject to the laws of nature are called
    • A. 

      Anthropomorphic religions

    • B. 

      Transcendent religions

    • C. 

      Incandescent religions

  • 4. 
    There are two types of transcendent religions. They are
    • A. 

      Monotheistic and dogmatic

    • B. 

      Atheistic and agnostic

    • C. 

      Polytheistic and monotheistic

  • 5. 
    Polytheistic religions hold that the gods and goddesses have control over nature and their world. In some of these religions. Examples of this type of religion are
    • A. 

      Hinduism and Ancient Greek Religion

    • B. 

      Islam and Christianity

    • C. 

      Judaism and Samaritanism

  • 6. 
    Monotheistic religions believe that there is only one God. Examples of this type of religion are
    • A. 

      Hinduism and Sikhism

    • B. 

      Buddhism and Zorastrianism

    • C. 

      Christianity and Islam

  • 7. 
    Immanent religions hold that
    • A. 

      Gods, godesses or divine spirits live within nature in sacred places such as mountains, streams and forests.

    • B. 

      Gods and goddess live outside the world

    • C. 

      Only the one true god can know the world

  • 8. 
    Pantheism holds that
    • A. 

      God exists independent of the universe.

    • B. 

      The universe is God- God and the universe are one.

    • C. 

      God is dead.

  • 9. 
    For some religions the creation of images of God are not allowed as they suggest idol worship. Two examples of these religions are
    • A. 

      Judaism and Islam

    • B. 

      Christianity and Islam

    • C. 

      Christianity and Judaism.

  • 10. 
    The DVD Chasing God explores how various adherents of religion
    • A. 

      Explain meaning and purpose in life

    • B. 

      Understand the nature of God or powers dwelling within or beyond the universe

    • C. 

      Both meaning and purpose for humanity and the nature of God or powers dwelling within or beyond the universe

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