Religion and Politics Essay

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RELIGION AND POLITICS 1

Religion and politics are quite interwoven into society both in the developed world as well as in the developing world. In this paper, I will discuss the major religions of Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism and how these faiths interrelate to politics of nations. Islam has always been a very mixed within state and society as a whole, with no true line between church and state. Islam began in the Arabia by the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century, and is the second largest religion in the world today. Muslims are the followers of the Islam and believe in only on God, or Allah. Muslims base their beliefs on their holy book the Koran and the Sunnah. The Sunnah provides the five basic
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While the ruler is a servant of the people, as elected by them, all are accountable for their individual actions at judgment time. 5. Independence of judiciary. This states that all are independent and anyone can be called to justice regardless of postion. 6. Equality before the law. This simply stated is that all citizens are equal before the law. (http://www.angelfire.com/bc3/johnsonuk/eng/dawa/politic.html) It is clear that Islam has no great boundaries between church and state. In fact, the religion is the cornerstone for their government rule. They live by the directives of the Koran and the Sunnah. With this, many Islamic states have developed with each sect taking a different interpretation of what Allah wants, and what the Koran says is the difficulty is having one true Islamic state. Christianity is the world's biggest religion, with about 2.1 billion followers worldwide. It is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ who lived in the Holy Land 2,000 years ago. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/) Christianity developed out of Judaism in the first century. It is based on the followers of the life and teachings and death of Jesus Christ. It has several branches that all have their own beliefs and ideas and practices. The main three branches are Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestants. It is the largest religion in the world and its sacred text is the Bible. Christians

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