If you were God, could you come up with better Ten Commandments?
When God won’t help starving children, but you think he will magically intervene to get you a parking spot.
- The time has come to recognize over 200,000 New Yorkers of the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain faiths who celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights,” Rajkumar, who introduced legislation to recognize Diwali, said in the press conference. She called Anniversary Day “an obscure and antiquated day,” as compared to Diwali, which is celebrated by a “growing number of New Yorkers.”
QUESTION: As children become more and more acquainted with the diversity of RELIGIOUS points of view on life, will the understanding grow that a particular religion is just one voice among many?
You may not think you have very much in common with a little ant. Read the meme below and think about what you might have in common with an insect:
Shared by Darwin
- “Why does being made in the image of God automatically make us valuable? My sketch of a bejewelled crown is worth no more than my sketch of a dungheap. My plasticine replica of the Space Shuttle is no more valuable than my model of my dining room table.” (Stephen Law)
Do you ever wonder whether people actually read the religious texts they believe in?
Have you ever thought what a problem it is to think someone can be horrible like Hitler, and if they apologize and believe in God they go to heaven, while someone can be wonderful and moral, but end up in hell because they don’t believe?
Question: Can you force yourself to believe? Can you make yourself like the taste of Brussels Sprouts, or a certain movie? Can you force yourself to feel love for someone?
Many students find it easier to understand a graphic organizer rather than the text of an article. Try making a graphic organizer outlining some of the potential pitfalls of a religious upbringing. For example