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Religion Milestone Project
By: Princess-Diamonds J. Harris
Princess-Diamonds J. Harris
Mrs. Stone
APHG
Milestone Project
December 12, 2014
Which question from the list did you select to answer in your position paper?

Does every religion have the potential to become a global religion? Or are some religions destined to remain local?

Why did you select your chosen research question?

Out of the options given, this question was most intriguing to me. I really wanted to learn more information upon this topic. Furthermore, I felt that this was a good topic to write my essay on.

K-W-L Chart
What Do You Know about Your Topic? What Do You Want to Know about Your Topic? What Did You Learn about Your Topic?
Project Milestone 1
Write a working thesis statement for your position paper topic in the space provided below. A working thesis statement is one that is likely to change as you learn and research more about a topic.

Working Thesis Statement:

Not all religions have the potential to be globalized; what makes a religion thrive is one that is relevant, modest, easily acceptable and one that brings hope and belonging to all.

Globalization does not define the success of a religion; some religions are meant to be globalized while some are meant to be local, in ether case the religion is successful.

Since top religions such as Christianity and Islam are global, and are reside in every continent, it can be hard for all religions to be on a global scale.


Thesis Statement
"The Big Religion Chart." The Big Religion Comparison Chart: Compare
World Religions. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.

"Religion." Religion. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.

Basinger, David. "Religious Diversity (Pluralism)." Stanford University.
Stanford University, 25 May 2004. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.

"New Theory Suggests People Are Attracted To Religion For 16 Reasons."
New Theory Suggests People Are Attracted To Religion For 16
Reasons. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

"But Why Do Some Religions Become More Popular." But Why Do Some
Religions Become More Popular. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

"Religion Among the Millennials." Pew Research Centers Religion Public
Life Project RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

"Monotheism vs. Polytheism." Monotheism vs Polytheism. N.p., n.d. Web.
11 Dec. 2014.

"What's the Difference Between Polytheism and Monotheism?" Education
Portal. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.



Bibliography : Milestone 4
Check My Work Links
Milestone 2-3:
https://api.turnitin.com/dv?u=1024824133&lang=en_us&session-id=cbbcd78ce7cf0071eb048cfbbff261cd&student_user=1&s=1&o=490066180
Milestone 4
https://api.turnitin.com/dv?u=1024824133&lang=en_us&session-id=3916103f5980da708c636c9ca5642331&student_user=1&s=1&o=490094823
Milestone 5
https://api.turnitin.com/dv?u=1024824133&lang=en_us&session-id=615642b749f15ed447e6cc03b9ce8f77&student_user=1&s=1&o=490182179
Milestone 6
https://api.turnitin.com/dv?u=1024824133&lang=en_us&session-id=d80101e7e49acd53a9c7683fb8e70f20&student_user=1&s=1&o=491049027
Milestone 7
https://api.turnitin.com/dv?u=1024824133&lang=en_us&session-id=d80101e7e49acd53a9c7683fb8e70f20&student_user=1&s=1&o=491047839
Source 1: religiousfacts.org

This site is a chart comparing key components of a vast array of religions; it includes both popular and non-popular religions. Also, this website will help me compare global and non-global religions. This will really help me understand what the secret components are to make a religion thrive and globalized.

Source 2: pewforum.org

This source is very valuable for my essay because it is an impeccable break down of religion. It shows the statistics of religions from the past centuries and centuries. This is a breakdown by race, age, gender, years, countries and more. Furthermore, this resource also provides elements to different religions and their practices that I required for each religion. I believe that religions that are simple and have less, not so complex rituals are preferable to people.

Source 3: andrea65.tripod.com

Source three is a comparison of the top main religions (Christianity and Islam) and what makes them more appealing to people. Basically, this source analyzes why these religions are the top and most popular and globalized. Christianity and Islam are the two most globalized religions. They both have a few things in common such as they are monotheists, they have few simple rituals, they go one day per week religious service, and they share similar core beliefs.


Outline: Milestone 5
Is it possible?

I. Introduction
a) Does every religion have the potential to become a global religion? Or are some religions destined to remain local?
b) The most well known religions are : Christianity and Islam
c) There are about 4,200 known religions
d) Not all religions have the potential to be globalized; what makes a religion thrive is one that is relevant, modest, easily acceptable and one that brings hope and belonging.
II. Not all religions can be globalized
a) Since there are over 4,200 religions, the likelihood of them all becoming global is low. When you have such a vast amount of religions, the potential for them all to be globalized is almost impossible.
b) We also have to take in account that not all religions want to become globalized.
• Some religions want to stay within their culture and some religions like folk culture religions keep their religions within their small groups and pass it down from generation to generation. Because of this not all religion can become globalized.
III. What repels people from religion? What appeals to them?
a) Repel: several rituals, violent beliefs and acts, and witchcraft.
b) Appeal: a religion that include the following tend to be more appealing to people: a religion that is relevant, easily applicable to modern life, simple regimen, modest values, one that offers hope and belonging.
IV. What makes a successful religion? Christianity and Islam share key factors that make them so successful and appealing.
a) 31.5% of the world are Christians and 23.25% of the population are Muslims.
b) Characteristics in common: believe their is only one God/Allah, weekly religious service, simple rituals (Christianity: read the bible and pray daily. Islam: daily prayer and meditation), serve and obey your God.
c) Throughout history, Christianity was spread in copious ways. When the Europeans came to America they had spread the Christian religion to the natives and to the African slaves and the workers and slaves in South American areas. As they traveled to different areas for different reasons such as trade they would spread their religion. In Christianity, evangelism is a big part, so as the followers moved throughout the world they would spread their faith and still do today. This surely had a big impact on making Christianity global.
V. Conclusion
a) Not all religions have the potential to be globalized; what makes a religion thrive is one that is relevant, modest, easily acceptable and one that brings hope and belonging to all people.
b) There are over 2,400 religions, such a vast amount of religions limits the possibility of globalization.
c) Not all religions wish to be global.
d) Not all religions are appealing to the masses of the human population.
e) There are key factors that seem to make certain religions most well-known and global.

Bibliography:

"The Big Religion Chart." The Big Religion Comparison Chart: Compare
World Religions. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.

"Religion." Religion. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.

Basinger, David. "Religious Diversity (Pluralism)." Stanford University.
Stanford University, 25 May 2004. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.

"New Theory Suggests People Are Attracted To Religion For 16 Reasons."
New Theory Suggests People Are Attracted To Religion For 16
Reasons. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

"But Why Do Some Religions Become More Popular." But Why Do Some
Religions Become More Popular. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

"Religion Among the Millennials." Pew Research Centers Religion Public
Life Project RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

"Monotheism vs. Polytheism." Monotheism vs Polytheism. N.p., n.d. Web.
11 Dec. 2014.

"What's the Difference Between Polytheism and Monotheism?" Education
Portal. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.


Milestone 6: Argument and Audience

1. Who is your audience?
The people who will read my essay is a group of people who want to know about what makes a religion worldwide. The will have deep interests in theology. They will all come from a vast array of religious backgrounds.
2. Where is your audience from?
The audience lives in the United States.
3. When will your audience read your paper?
They will read this in current society, today.
4. What does your audience believe?
My audience will have split beliefs. Some will believe that all religions can become global; the other half will not believe that all religions can be globalized.
5. Why does your audience believe this?
Everyone has the right to believe anything they please. Some people believe that every religion has the potential to become globalized; others do not feel as though this could happen.
6. How can your audience be convinced to accept your position?
Once they read my position, the evidence to support it, and think logically, they will see why my thesis is right.

Is it possible?
I. Introduction
a) Does every religion have the potential to become a global religion? Or are some religions destined to remain local?
b) The most well known religions are : Christianity and Islam
c) There are about 4,200 known religions
d) Not all religions have the potential to be globalized. What makes a religion thrive is one that is relevant, modest, easily acceptable and one that brings hope and belonging.
II. Not all religions can be globalized
a) Since there are over 4,200 religions, the likelihood of them all becoming global is low. When you have such a vast amount of religions, the potential for them all to be globalized is almost impossible.
b) We also have to take in account that not all religions want to become globalized.
• Some religions want to stay within their culture and some religions like folk culture religions keep their religions within their small groups and pass it down from generation to generation. Because of this not all religion cane become globalized.
c) Counter argument: What if all religions decide to spread their religions to make them known around the world, causing a mass religious movement.
• The likelihood of this happening is rather low. We have to understand it is not in the intentions for all religions to be global. Some religions (ex: folk religion) enjoy the idea of remaining within culture and just passing down their traditions to their following generations.
d) Counter argument: After the holocaust, the Judaism was nearly depleted, yet it is in the top 3 global religions in the world.
• Christianity and Islam are the top two globalized and accepted religions in the world. This is most definitely a big factor that makes the chance rather low for all 4,200 known religions to become global. It can be a discouragement to other less known religions; therefore they just might feel better remaining local.
e) Counter argument: Immigration levels are quite high. People from different countries are transferring to other countries bringing their cultures and religion; this has the potential to raise religious globalization.
• This is true that immigration has the potential to transfer different cultures and religions to other countries, but in this current day immigration is in decline. It is not so easy just to migrate to other countries; it is a very intricate process. Since, immigration is in a decline it is quite low for that to bring forth such an impact to globalized copious religions. Also, what must be taken into account is when people migrated often times they adapt to the current cultures and religions, which is not beneficial to less popular religions.
III. What repels people from religion? What appeals to them?
a) Repel: several rituals, violent beliefs and acts, and witchcraft.
b) Appeal: Religions that include the following tend to be more appealing to people: a religion that is relevant, easily applicable to modern life, simple regimen, modest values, one that offers hope and belonging.
IV. What makes a successful religion? Christianity and Islam share key factors that make them so successful and appealing.
a) 31.5% of the world are Christians and 23.25 of the population are Muslims.
b) Characteristics in common: believe there is only one God/Allah, weekly religious service, simple rituals (Christianity: read the bible and pray daily. Islam: daily prayer and meditation), serve and obey your God.
c) Thorough history, Christianity was spread in several ways. When the Europeans came to America they had spread the Christian religion to the natives and to the slaves were from Africa and South America areas. As they traveled to different areas for different reasons such as trade they would spread their religion. In Christianity evangelism is a big part, so as the followers moved throughout the world they would spread their faith and still do today. This surely had a big impact on making Christianity global.
V. Conclusion
a) Not all religions have the potential to be globalized. What makes a religion thrive is one that is relevant, modest, easily acceptable and one that brings hope and belonging.
b) There are over 2,400 religions; such a vast amount of religions limits the possibility of globalization.
c) Not all religions wish to be global.
d) Not all religions are appealing to the masses of the human population.
e) There are key factors that seem to make certain religions most well-known and global.



Milestone 7 : Final Outline
Bibliography:

"The Big Religion Chart." The Big Religion Comparison Chart: Compare
World Religions. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.

"Religion." Religion. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2014.

Basinger, David. "Religious Diversity (Pluralism)." Stanford University.
Stanford University, 25 May 2004. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.

"New Theory Suggests People Are Attracted To Religion For 16 Reasons."
New Theory Suggests People Are Attracted To Religion For 16
Reasons. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

"But Why Do Some Religions Become More Popular." But Why Do Some
Religions Become More Popular. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

"Religion Among the Millennials." Pew Research Centers Religion Public
Life Project RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

"Monotheism vs. Polytheism." Monotheism vs Polytheism. N.p., n.d. Web.
11 Dec. 2014.

"What's the Difference Between Polytheism and Monotheism?" Education
Portal. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2014.

"The UN Population Division on Replacement Migration." Population and
Development Review 26.2 (2000): 413-17. Http://www.oecd.org/. Web.
15 Dec. 2014.

"URI Kids :: World Religions." URI Kids :: World Religions. N.p., n.d. Web.
15 Dec. 2014.

"The Global Religious Landscape." Pew Research Centers Religion Public
Life Project RSS. N.p., 17 Dec. 2012. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.

"URI Kids :: World Religions." URI Kids :: World Religions. N.p., n.d. Web.
15 Dec. 2014.
Can All Religions Globalize?


There have been a vast amount of disputes upon whether or not religions can or cannot become globalized. Are some religions destined to be local? Are some meant to be on a global scale? Not all religions have the potential to be globalized; some are destined to be on a global scale while others choose to be or are destined to be local. There are several factors that must be considered before we say all religions have the potential to be global for example : some religions are cultural religions, some religions are heavy in evangelism, it all varies upon the specific religions and their beliefs. One argument that I have heard is "What if all religions decide to spread their religions to make them known around the world, causing a mass global religious movement." In this case, what we have to realize is likelihood of this happening is rather low. We have to understand it is not in the intentions for all religions to be global. Some religions (ex: folk religions) enjoy the idea of remaining within culture and just passing down their traditions to their following generations. Furthermore, another argument is that "After the holocaust, the Jews race and religion was nearly depleted, yet it is in the top three global religions in the world on this very day." What I have to say to this comment is that Christianity and Islam are the top two globalized and accepted religions in the world. This is most definitely a big factor that makes the chance rather low for all 4,200 known religions to become global. It can be a discouragement to other less known religions; therefore they just might feel better remaining local. Lastly, the third argument I will answer is "Immigration levels are quite high. People from different countries are transferring to other countries bringing their cultures and religion; this has the potential to raise religious globalization." This is true that immigration has the potential to transfer different cultures and religions to other countries, but in this current day immigration is in decline. It is not so easy just to migrate to other countries; it is a very intricate process. Since, immigration is in a decline it is quite low for that to bring forth such an impact to globalized copious religions. Also, what must be taken into account is when people migrated often times they adapt to the current cultures and religions, which is not beneficial to less popular religions.

Sources:
"The UN Population Division on Replacement Migration." Population and
Development Review 26.2 (2000): 413-17. Http://www.oecd.org/. Web.
15 Dec. 2014.
"URI Kids :: World Religions." URI Kids :: World Religions. N.p., n.d. Web.
15 Dec. 2014.
"The Global Religious Landscape." Pew Research Centers Religion Public
Life Project RSS. N.p., 17 Dec. 2012. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.
"URI Kids :: World Religions." URI Kids :: World Religions. N.p., n.d. Web.
15 Dec. 2014.
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