Intro to World Religions.ppt

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Paint by French artist Paul Gauguin Title: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?  Reasons why religion exists: 1. It serves many human needs. One primary need is having a means to deal with our mortality. ã Religion can help us cope with death, and religious rituals can offer us comfort. 2. It helps us to respond to our natural wonder about ourselves and the cosmos 3. It’s a human attempt to fe
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   Paint by French artist Paul Gauguin  Title: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?   Reasons why religion exists: 1.It serves many human needs. One primary need is having a means to deal with our mortality. ã Religion can help us cope with death, and religious rituals can offer us comfort.2.It helps us to respond to our natural wonder about ourselves and the cosmos3. It’s a human attempt to feel more secure in an unfeeling universe.4.It grows out of psychological needs5.It is a way of life founded upon the apprehension of sacredness in existence  1.Religion must provide answers to the great questions that people ask: ã What should be our relationship to the world of nature? Why do human beings exist? How do we reach fulfillment, transformation, or salvation? Why is there suffering in the world, and how should we deal with it? What happens when we die? What should we hold as sacred? THE QUESTIONS DO NOT VARY, BUT THE ANSWERS DO.
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