Compare and Contrast: Religious and Spiritual Systems of Belief
This question is fairly open ended in order to shed light into an important methodology in cultural anthropology: comparative methods. Choose one system of belief (organized religion or spiritual system) that you are not familiar with and compare it to your own system(s) of belief. What are the similarities you notice between the two? What are the differences? Be specific.
Finally, provide a link to a short video of an appropriate ceremony or event from the system of belief you researched or your own that you think the class would find interesting.
Keep in mind that systems of belief do not have to be organized religions, but they usually contain components like episodic material, ethical components, values, concern for the existence of supernatural entities, an agreed-upon system of symbols, etc.
Use one of the six commonly noted world religions if you need help starting your comparison: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, and Judaism.