Religion - A Gift from God
The seven sacraments are ceremonies instituted by Christ to give humanity grace. For Roman Catholics, these are very important because the ceremonies are occasions of experiencing God’s saving grace. Jesus Christ himself is the sacrament. He gave his life to save man, so that the grace from the Father will flow to mankind. Grace is free and a gift from God and is necessary for man’s own salvation.
The sacraments are called the mysteries and the Roman Catholic religion recognizes all thes ...
Women in Today's Society
Women’s role in today’s society has changed dramatically since 19th Amendment was passed in 1920. This is the law that gave women the right to vote. But as recent surveys show, today’s women still struggle to attain equal footing with men.
One major issue is respect. Women are under valued with regards to their role as homemakers. They need to exert more effort to help their husbands make both ends meet especially in times of economic crisis. Women have to perform a balancing act of mak ...
Dealing with People with Bipolar Disorder
If you are closely associated with a person with bipolar disorder, it is very important that you understand the nature of the condition and how to deal with it.
Bipolar disorder is a mental illness wherein there are periods of excitability (mania) alternating with periods of depression. The "mood swings" between mania and depression can be very abrupt. The cause of this disorder, which is likely to occur more often in people with bipolar relatives, is still known.
Severe bipolar ...
Hinduism - The Basic Ideas
Hinduism is considered as the oldest religion in the world. The Mahabharata - its epic poem was written around 400 B.C. In Hinduism, they call their supreme deity as Brahman. They consider him as the creator of the universe.
One of Hindu people's goals in life is to achieve nirvana - that is the realization of one's union with God; perfect unselfishness and knowledge of the Self; it could also mean the attainment of perfect mental peace and detachment from worldly desires. Such rea ...
Do You Know Of People With Bipolar Disorder?
If you happen to know of people with bipolar disorder, you know that the condition can be serious and disabling. It is a type of mental illness that’s characterized by periods of mania and depression.
People with bipolar disorder may at one time feel euphoric and are extremely optimistic. They also have an inflated self-esteem, but their judgment is often poor, and they usually present with aggressive behavior. Then at another time, they may be sad and depressed with feelings of hopelessne ...