Sacred Journey Discussion
You will then reply to two classmates in this reply you will please address the student by name. Each of these replies are valued at 5 points each.
Apply critical thinking in terms of what about the student’s post peaked your interest? Weather or not you or the classmate had any experience with this religious ritual or know someone who practiced this religion. Or perhaps addressing if this was completely new to you and what value you found in this learning this new information.
Religion relies heavily on rituals because they give followers a way to express and validate their religious beliefs. Communication is one of the fundamental goals of rituals. Rituals help to connect with oneself, others, or their Gods. A significant component of religion is ritual. It aids in developing identity and provides people with a sense of belonging. Yes, I believe power and hierarchy are present, the way these religious ceremonies are performed shows authority and hierarchy. These practices are generally or only ever performed by priests or other individuals who are seen as belonging to a higher authority or social hierarchy. They have power and control over others and religious proceedings thanks to this bestowed or otherwise inherited authority.
The priests who conduct these numerous rituals are the manifestation of this rank order in many religions. From the lowest religious figures to the local leaders among the many religions all the way to top religious leaders in the world. There are numerous symbols for every single different religion plus numerous different religious symbols around the globe. For the most part, I would say that some pieces of art, sculptures, and architecture are just purely symbolic. Even while many of these artifacts today may or may not precisely coincide with the faith they represent, many of them once paid homage in show of pure devoutness to their respective religions by displaying them to the public. These symbols convey the power and influence that religions have over people who practice or accept them and how it is intertwined in every fabric of their lives. Naturally, people will express themselves outwardly in their work.