If you only read one thing this week…


A Nation of Religious Illiterates? by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
March 14, 2007, 11:06 pm
Filed under: Articles, Book reviews, If you only have 15 mins, Megatrend


* Getting to Know the Basics of World Religion – if you only have 30 seconds each, what should you know about the world’s ‘big five’?

* Linking Faiths: Common Experiences in the Scriptures – what do the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — have in common?

* Gaining an Overview of Islamic Origins – a little bit about the origins of Islam, the major groups, and the sources of faith.

* Reviewing the Starting Points for Islamic Ethics – a summary of the Qur’anic and traditional sources for ethics within Islam and Getting to Know Famous Commentators of the Koran – since the death of the Prophet Muhammad, Muslims have had questions that couldn’t be answered directly by God through the Prophet – this is a brief summary of the major commentators who have sought to understand the Koran.

* Understanding Jesus’ Sermons – what do the sermons of Christ mean to Christians?

* Influential women in the Bible – introducing some of the more notable women from the Christian holy text.

* Understanding the Basics of Judaism – Judaism isn’t a race or even a particular culture or ethnic group, it obviously isn’t “a nation.”, and many Jews don’t believe in God or practice Jewish observances, so, what is Judaism?

* More on Jewish religious beliefs – a primer on the world’s oldest monotheistic religion.

* Realizing the Four Stages on the Path to Nirvana – Understanding Buddhist spiritual goals.

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