Religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world view
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Religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and/or to explain the origin of life or the Universe.
For this assignment, you will read the article at the link below that discusses religion versus mythology. Next, you will visit the weblink below on unusual religions. Pick one religion and discuss what makes it a religion based on the 8 characteristics. Next, you will find a myth associated with the selected religion.
https://www.deseret.com/2014/8/14/20546494/15-interesting-religions-you-may-not-know-about#blurred-people-in-cathedral (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
8 characteristics of a religion
Belief. Explains one’s place in the world.
Community. A place where beliefs are shared and practiced.
Central Myths/Narratives. A way of expressing belief- usually from a text; can be orally transmitted.
Characteristic Emotional Experiences. Material Expressions. Sacredness. Look-up the above terms if you are unfamiliar with them.
Write a paper that discusses the religion you chose from the above link, what makes it a religion based on the eight characteristics, then identify one myth associated with the religion.
Please, use 12-point font, 1.5 spaced and indent the first line of each paragraph. Your paper should include a Works Cited page. DO NOT put a heading on each page as a way to take up space or you will lose points. Your final paper should be at least two pages not including the Works Cited page.