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HUM C421

COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Tathagato Chakraborty
Instructor in Charge Department of Humanistic Studies Birla Institute of Technology and Science

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RELIGION
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Fundamental questions we can put forward What does it mean? How did it evolve? What purposes does it serve? How do people look at it? How many in Number?

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WHAT IS RELIGION: DEFINITIONSand worshiping Dictionary definition belief


God Whereas, many other understanding can be possible. Pre-Historic time: a theological understanding Historic Past: Theology+intellect(cause and effect) Modern Era: Reasoning = day to day practice Idea of Religion is diffusing constantly.

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DIFFUSION OF RELIGION
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Construct of Religion is diffusing Religious practices are not incumbent and one can perform it depending on his choice Inter-religion mixing is expanding (socio-cultural) Transformation from mere rituals to practical understanding Diffusion of dogmatic behavior Modern society and education negated the old approach. Therefore, living out the old traditional religions, a newer set of religion have set innamely Humanism. What is your religion?

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FIND OUT THE RELIGIONS.


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Swami Vivekanada : Humanism

Albert Einstein: Science


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Mother Teresa : Help and Char

FIND OUT THE RELIGIONS.


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Hitler and Bose : Patriotism

Gandhi : Ahimsa

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EVOLUTION OF RELIGION.
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Environmental Determinism Pre historic : from fear; identification; theology and theism positivism Historic : past evidence + new experience + cause and effect relationship individualism Modern : Logical practice Till so far, the traditional meaning of religion has been discarded and a new dimension has been set in.
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PURPOSE OF RELIGION.
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Two generic purpose : Ethical / Moral and Practical /Realistic A set of questions ascertain the purpose of religion 1. Who am I? 2. What is life and death 3. What is there after life? 4. What is there before life? 5. How this universe has come into being? 6. What is my relationship with the world? 7. Am I accountable for my deeds, if so to whom? 8. Am I individual or whole; what is my form? 9. Am I separate or attached to the immediate environment? 10. Am I eternal or momentary 11. Is everything illusion or static? 12. Is there God?

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PERSPECTIVE ON RELIGION
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NEGATIVE viz-a-viz POSITIVE

And here comes the necessity of having a COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS.


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WORLD RELIGIONS.
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CONFUSED RELIGION.
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