Marriage in Religion Essay
Marriage is a three-ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.
It is important that we realize that religion is just like people, they are different, in that we must realize that it is not “normal” for us however it is life to others. In this paper I will discuss some major and minor traditions, similarities and differences between marriages in the Christian faith as well as those same key points in the Islam faith. There are many comparable aspects along with several distinctions. First it is imperative for me to describe a little about each religion.
Christians are monotheistic, in that they believe in God, as their supreme ruler. God sent his one and only son down as a being to be on earth with us and to die for our sins. When Jesus died he joined with the Holy Father, thus formulating the holy trilogy “In the name of the father the son and the holy spirit”. Jesus told his disciples that upon his death they would receive a special gift. This gift is the Holy Spirit that will dwell in all believers (Found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Their Holy Book is the Bible and it contains many things such as stories, proverbs, futuristic details, and the following of God in the beginning (Genesis), through out the birth of his son by the Virgin Mary. The place of worship where they meet for mass is known as a church, and it is a gathering place for those to receive the word of God through priests, deacons, and bishops. The entire family is equally involved in the praise and it is a common occurrence in the Christian household for the family to go to church together. In addition, they should live their lives very closely guided by the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-21). (Thou shall not steal, kill, covet my neighbors wife, praise any other God, use God’s name in vain, etc. ) However, if you find yourself in violation of one of the commandments you are allowed to go to Confession which allows you to state yours sins in front of God, to a Priest who will give you some suggestions of what to do to repent.