8 aspects of religions
Belief- The belief that there is only one almighty god and he is made up by the holy trinity which is the belief that there is 3 people that makes up one god Stories- in the Christianity religion there is so many stories that tell us as human beings how to live our lives for example of the stories are the story of creation and Noah’s ark all have a moral message that we as humans need to take from it Sacred texts- the sacred texts for Christianity are the bible that is full of stories and messages for us as humans to take from it Rituals- 7 sacraments- baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, confession, anointing the sick, marriage, holy orders Symbols- in this religion there are a lot of symbols that all represent a key term within Christianity for example the pelicansymbolizes the sacrifice of Christ on the cross Social structure-Pope -> Cardinals -> Bishops -> Monsignors -> Parish Priests-> Religious experience-Christian doctrine generally maintains that God dwells in all Christians and that they can experience God directly through belief in Jesus Ethics-the main ethics are the 10 commandments.
Belief-1: Islam is Monotheistic, that is, it believes in only ONE God.Allah sends Prophets to guide humankind. There have been many prophets one of whom was Jesus and another of whom was Muhammad. Muhammad is also God's last prophet in Islamic belief. Stories- a story for this religion is the giant ship engine that failed that shows the message that Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference. Knowledge in Islam is highly valued. Knowledge will benefit us in this world and in the hereafter. Sacred texts There are two main sacred texts in Islam: the Qur'an (or Koran) and the Hadith (or Hadeeth). The Qur'an is the most sacred text, as it is believed to be the literal word of God as revealed to Muhammad. The Hadith is a secondary text that records sayings of Muhammad and his...
...Love is something that is very popular in today's world. Everyone should be able to love and be loved, to be joined in marriage. But, some people don't get those rights simply because they're gay. Congress combines church and state to make marriage illegal. But, people have different religions, different beliefs, and different views on everything. Banning gay marriage violates a person's constitutional freedom.
The constitute states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion." Church and state are being combined to rule out marriage for gays. Same sex marriage is illegal in all fifty states, and the U.S. Congress has passed a "Defense of Marriage Act" to block recognition of any future same sex marriages. The also have restricted rights to adoption and child raising.(Smith, Haider 14) But yet there is probably a population, small if any, of gays in every state. In 1977 Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to a public office in California. Milk's career was cut short in 1978 when he was assassinated in City Hall on November 27, 1978.(Smith, Haider 129) People were so against Milk being openly gay they stuck back. President Bush indicated he opposes extending legal rights to homosexuals, saying he "believes marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we...
...October 9, 2012
Gay (adj.) merry: happy and carefree; brightly ornamental or colorful; homosexual. (n.) A homosexual. (“gay”)
Gay (syn.) merry, lighthearted, joyful, cheerful, sprightly, jolly, happy, joyous, gleeful, jovial, colorful, bright. (“gay”)
Gay (adj.) unhappy, lacking color, heavyhearted
Because of the literal definition of the word, people that are homosexual are often seen as “colorful” and “cheerful”.
Gay (n) usually male, homosexual. In middle English, it meant “excellent person” “noble lady” “gallant knight” or “something gay or bright”; “ornament or badge” (“gay”)2
Gay (adj.) being homosexual
Two men walking down the street holding hands.
The meaning of the word gayhas changed vastly over time, which today, can be offensive.
October 9, 2012
The definition of the word “gay” has evolved greatly over time. What you consider “gay” today is definitely not what was considered “gay” 200 years ago, or even 50 years ago. 200 years ago, the word was used as a term of promiscuity. It was also used as a slang term to call someone a “young hobo.”...
Hello Teacher and Classmate,
I want to talk to you about gay marriage I am a pro-gay marriage person.
Some people feel as though gay marriage is fine and some people feel as is it the worst thing to do. Gay people aren’t hurting people they go about their business just like everybody else, Then again I understand why people are against gay marriage they don’t want their kids growing up thinking it’s okay to be dating the same sex.
If a person is in love with someone then they can’t control it, they are showing
their love and affection to the one they love like a man and a woman would. Although a man and a man or a women or women can’t reproduce that is a problem cause they world was made to reproduce but some people don’t want kids or let alone some people cannot have kids so it wouldn’t really make a differences. Listen to this is it’s been said that when a women has a lot of sons the youngest baby boy will have more of a chance of being gay because when in the mother’s womb the body produces Antigens. The body is so use to having boys so it starts giving and gives the baby female hormones. Another reason a person might be gay is because the absent of the father and because the mother is overbearing. It’s even said in nature that the animals are sometimes homosexual like zebras, lions, sheep, horses, and cats and many more...
...Meanings of GayGay, a word with multiple meanings: A person who is merry and happy, a person who is a homosexual, something that is lame or stupid, and a word that can be used for degrading. Over time this word has been molded and shaped into different meanings in all sorts of directions. The different meanings honestly have no similarities to each other, which makes it strange to see such a word as happy go to meaning a homosexual. It is strange to see such a word go from meaning happy to a word that can be offensive to someone who is actually homosexual. The word gay doesn’t have just one definition anymore it has three, four and maybe more in other cases. Gay’s most common meanings are happy, homosexuals, stupid, and referring to someone as gay and degrading them.
When the term gay originated in the twelfth century the meaning for it was happy, cheerful and bright. The word gay came from the Old High German word gahi, which means agile and abrupt. The word gahi gave rise to the Middle French word gai, signifying merry and happily excited. That brings the finally product of the term to which means delighted and animated. For English writers back in the day they used it as a good adjective in describing a person and how they were acting or feeling. As for society, throughout the centuries and time the word has started to evaporate the...
...about Gay Marriage in Connecticut. It has been an ongoing process trying to pass the same-sex marriage law, and Connecticut is one of the first 3 states to pass the law.
B. To inform the audience regarding Gay Marriage in Connecticut.
C. I am going to speak about how Gay Marriage became legal in Connecticut, what certain groups believe about Gay Marriage, how people in this world can have their own beliefs and make certain decisions about themselves, and what our own President believes in this issue.
D. Topical Pattern
E. During the surveys, I found out that most of the audience has some type of relation to someone who is of Gay/Lesbian or Bisexual. This is helpful to my speech because this means the audience has some knowledge of what is going on within the Gay community.
Kendall Marquez Informative Speech Outline
A. Legalization in Connecticut
I. Candidates for Same-Sex Marriages
II. Candidates against Same-Sex Marriages
B. Marriage is a basic civil right and people have their own beliefs
I. Marriage is legal and it is of the most basic laws in America
II. People can make their own choices
III. People can have their own beliefs and now they have a choice to do what they’ve always wanted.
C. Certain Religions are believed to be against same-sex marriage.
I. Ancient Definition...
Gay parenting without a doubt is an issue in America. Parenting can be a complex task regardless if the parents are heterosexual or homosexual. If children of gays and lesbians are different it is because it more relates to how they are raised versus the sexual orientation of their parents. Gay parenting should not be considered an ethical issue because gays and lesbians can provide a stable environment for children; they can provide a two parent household and in spite of a parent’s sexual orientation it is unrelated to their ability to raise a child.
David Crary a writer for the Associated Press reports that gay and lesbian families are gaining legal and cultural recognition. These alternative families while still opposed are showing progress in having the same family rights as their counter parts. With the ability to have domestic partnerships gay and lesbian families are able to provide medical, educational and social benefits that heterosexual families are entitled to. E.J Graff author of “Homosexuals Should Have Greater Parental Rights” appearing in The American Prospect 13 reported that homosexual parents need more legal protection in family courts. Graff contends that such inequality in the law is unjustified because gay and lesbian couples raise children that are as well-adjusted as the children of heterosexuals. The American...
...Running head: LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE
Factors In Favor of and Against Legalizing Gay Marriage in the United States
May 28, 2012
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Factors In Favor of and Against Legalizing Gay Marriage in the United States
Gay marriage should be legalized in the United States.
Six Reasons For: Weakest to Strongest
1. Other countries (Denmark, Canada etc.) have legalized gay marriage. (Bidstrup, 2009) The United States prides itself on being the forefront and a leader in all things so they should be leading the way for gay marriage as well.
2. The definition of what a family is has changed significantly in the United States in the last 20 years. There is no such thing as a traditional family anymore. (Hansen, 2006)
3. The institution of marriage is actually strengthened by allowing gay marriage. Living as a married couple creates a stronger family nucleus and commitment for the people involved. Gay couples demonstrate the same values as heterosexual couples such as loyalty and monogamy. (Bidstrup, 2012)
4. Gay marriage is a legal issue, not a religious matter. There should be a separation of church and state where marriage is concerned. A Justice of the Peace can legally marry people, so...
...Topic: Gay Adoption DEJ #: 6
Essential Question: Should gay and lesbian couples be able to adopt?
Works Cited page citations:
Pappas, Stephanie N/A. "Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents." LiveScience.com. LiveScience, 15 Jan. 2012. Web. 15 Feb. 2013.
Cody, Edward. "France’s Lower House Sends Same-sex Marriage,Gay Adoption Bill to Senate." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2013. Web. 15 Feb. 2013.
EVIDENCE: direct quote/data/paraphrases (citation) | ANALYSIS: How could this information be used to answer your essential question? How does this evidence connect to your thesis? |
“Gay parents "tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents," said Abbie Goldberg, a psychologist at Clark University in Massachusetts who researches gay and lesbian parenting. Gays and lesbians rarely become parents by accident, compared with an almost 50 percent accidental pregnancy rate among heterosexuals, Goldberg said. "That translates to greater commitment on average and more involvement”...