Religion Essay Topics

New England and Chesapeake Regions

Although New England and the Chesapeake regions were both settle largely by people of English origin, the two regions developed differently. Certainly they eventually evolved into similar modern societies. However in their early years, they were very different. Thus, by 1700, the New England and Chesapeake regions had developed into two separate and distinct societies… View Article

Salvation by Langston Hughes

After reading the excerpt from Langston Hughes’s autobiography, “Salvation”, I pondered the many factors of religion and what makes a person believe in god or not believe in god. I believe that religion is a form of individual expression, and that each person should have the freedom to conform his or her identity to whatever… View Article

Comparison/Contrast Between American Indians

Over 400 years ago, the Powhatan Indians inhabited a place called Jamestown, Virginia. Their every-day life was disrupted, though, when, in 1607, a ship carrying men from England came to claim their land, making Jamestown their new capital. This could have been seen as a bright opportunity for both parties: the Powhatan Indians could have… View Article

Themes of “The Lowest Animal”

In the essay “The Lowest Animal” Mark Twain paints a picture sarcastically of humans being inferior to every animal except for Frenchmen. Twain exhibits his mastery of humoristic writing. There are three themes that are used throughout the essay: religion, differences between higher and lower animals, and the ability of humans to encompass morality. First,… View Article

Reflection on the book “Night” by Ellie Wiesel

“I know it’s terrible, trying to have any faith… when people are doing such horrible things. But you know what I sometimes think? I think the world may be going through a phase… it’ll all pass, maybe not for hundreds of years but someday. I still believe in spite of everything that people are really… View Article

Hinduism and Buddhism vs. Confucianism and Taoism

Hinduism is, some would say, the world’s most ancient and sprawling religion. Its scriptures and teachings are voluminous and wide-ranging, addressing everything from science and history to philosophy, art and, of course, spirituality. Comparatively speaking, the Hindu teachings are uniquely inclusive rather than exclusive. One of its early Vedas openly recognizes the universality of the… View Article

Culture: Influence In Everyday Life

Culture is a way of life for people, and it helps construct the foundation for people’s values, beliefs, and choices in life. Culture makes societies unique, making it an essential element in influencing our everyday lives. As it’s carried from generation to generation, people will adapt to new technology and changes, but the principals remain… View Article

“Summer Lightning” by Olive Senior

“The child’s eye view is not childlike. It is a clear vision through which the irrationalities of adults [and] the inequities in society … are expressed.” Olive Senior, in her collection of short stories Summer Lightning, uses child protagonists to highlight and criticize many aspects of the society they are raised in, and the destructive… View Article

Non Conformity and Society

Even though an overwhelming number of people believe that law and its implementation is the decisive factor that determines the success of a society. But is this generalization justified? Tim Li explores whether this idea is reality or just another myth. A society is based on a system of rules and regulations which all individuals… View Article

Culture and Social Structure

Culture is a difficult thing to strictly define. Such a large variety of societal aspects fall under its realm, that it’s sometimes complicated to draw a line between what is part of a culture and what is not. To put it in extremely vague terms, culture is a way of life. All the traits that… View Article

Analyzation of a quote from Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

In Things Fall Apart, Achebe focuses on differences in culture and society. In the quote, “The world has no end, and what is good among one people is an abomination with others.” Uchendu is discussing with Okonkwo and Obierka the massacre in Abame. I agree with the quotation. Many people have their own ways of… View Article

Why should animals be treated with respect?

Human beings and animals always had an important relationship. Animals were created to provide us with food and guide us when we had problems. In that story the animals help the man find the food and he has to share it with them in return. They also helped him find his way in the forest…. View Article

Reflection Paper for Philosophy of Religion

Religion has been as part of society as far as its beginnings. All ancient human civilization had some sort of belief in a God or the transcendent. Beliefs have always been an issue within any human society. The belief of the transcendent gives humans a chance or hope for eternal happiness for people who abide… View Article

Greek Gods Research Paper

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature,”… View Article

“The Star” by Arthur Clarke

The main theme of “The Star” by Arthur C. Clarke deals with faith. Clarke defines faith as having belief and trust in God with strong conviction. Clarke believes that one must have faith not only during blissful times, such as during the time of creation, but also during time of anguish, such as when destruction… View Article