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In week six I will be covering the most important moments and insights that I took from this weeks lecture. The principles of Religion rely on 3 key areas which are storytelling, ritual and ecstasy ( Transcendental experience). On the other, the progression of Smai Taui are listening, reflection and meditation. The types of recurring myths are as follows: 1. Creation 2 Heros 3. Moral-Teaching, Parables- Proverbs. The biggest common principles are supreme being, lesser beings and humans imperfect (Ideal to discern God). In African Spirituality the core belief is that God and the Universe are one. All the religions all lead to the central myth to God. In Orthodox religions the only things that are explored are the myth and rituals. Most common principles in religion are myths, rituals and mysticism which was suppressed when the official sect of Christianity was established by the council and enforced by the Romans. The certain types of Christian religions that were practiced were Roman Catholic, Coptic (Cairo) and Byzantine (Turkey). There were originally 3 different Popes before the Roman Catholics saw this as an issue which were from Rome, Constantinople, Cairo Pope. The truth can not be quantified because its your experience. Mysticism is when a person has a transcendental experience in becoming one with their creator. An interesting point made was that more people have died for religious reasons than anything else in history. There are two different forms of ritual which are formal (ceremonies) and informal ( action). Greek culture is the basis for western culture of rhetoric or confusion speech and ignores the central issue rather than questioning why something has occurred. Human beings are the highest potential expression divinity and could be the lowest expression.
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