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Biomedicine and Islam

Biomedicine itself has long been in conflict with religion. Although they intersect at key points – such as preserving life and maintaining health, biomedicine and religion are built on different foundations, and thus approach controversial topics from different standpoints. This paper will focus on the fundamental differences that biomedicine and Islam are based on, and … Read more

Child marriage within Islamic teaching

Child marriages have long been the subject of international concern for human rights organisations. Various attempts have been made to ban marriages between minors, in many countries. In Islamic countries, difficulties in this area arise from tensions between international treaty commitments, and traditional and critical interpretations of religious sources. A marriage contract is valid only … Read more

What Are The Main Strengths and Weaknesses of The Rational Choice Approach To Religions Behavior?

One of the pioneers of the rational choice theory has been Gary Becker. He states that this approach can be applied to all human behaviour, including religion. This approach has three assumptions. It assumes that people engage in maximising behaviour. When applying this approach to religion we are not concerned with money. We are concerned … Read more

Exodus 34: 1-10

Part 1: Exegetical Essay Throughout the Old Testament, the Lord plays many roles and can be characterized in many different ways based on the relationships and the ways in which he interacts with the people Ancient Israel. Ancient Israel was chosen by the Lord to be His people and to live out the words and … Read more

The importance of the “body”

The importance of the “body” has been transformed along with the formation of a disciplinary society. Throughout history, the society’s disciplines have changed from social “quarantine,” to an indef¬initely generalizable mechanism of “panopticism” (206). According to Foucault, discipline is a unitary technique that increases the economic efficiency of the body and decreases its political obedience. … Read more

‘Ram Ke Naam’ Documentary

‘Ram Ke Naam’ is a documentary that shows the destructive effects of the campaign executed by Hindu-nationalists that emphasized building a Ram temple on the grounds of the Babri Mosque. The documentary explores religious beliefs in India and how politics come into play to create tension between Hindus and Muslims. Since the mid-1900’s, India was … Read more

The Hebrew Scriptures

The Hebrew Scriptures involve many stories of God and his interactions with the Israelites. These scriptures depict an almighty God, who is merciful towards his people, but also capable of destruction. There are three passages in particular that display similar interactions and themes. The passages are Exodus 3:1-21, Isaiah 6:1-13, and 1 Kings 19:1-19. In … Read more

Religion and Cigarettes

Religion is not only a moral campus for humans but also an unbelievably ironic remedy that enriches our mortal soul. Over the years, the existence and the attributes of God have been brought under scrutiny by the clergy and scientists. The existence of a supernatural being has often been viewed as some sort of slavery. … Read more

Three Characteristics of Religion

“A personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices” (Mariam Webster). Religion is having faith in a God of your choice, meaning believing in this god and having loyalty to them. It is trusting God to guide you through life and believing God is responsible for everything that happens to you. Religion … Read more