This paper hopes to explain the distinctions between a religious belief system and a secular belief system. Within a religious belief system I will describe person, objects, time and or space telling how those things fit in a religious belief system dating back to ancient Rome to the modern day Christianity. .
In this paper I will hope to answer two fundamental questions, (1) Describe these sacred-like qualities. (2) what is lacking in these things that prevents them from being truly sacred, according to the definition of the sacred in the Cunningham and Kelsay Text. .
After reading and examining the scared meaning of a religious belief system and the differences between secular belief systems I can draw from many examples in my life and not just only from my work place. Honestly, I have not worked in a place that drew any comparisons either to a religious belief system or a secular belief system. I have worked with many individuals that had their own belief system, customs and ways to worship. Most of those ways were not practiced in the workplace but there have been some that have expressed those beliefs, customs and ways of worship in the workplace or in other work related settings. I don't believe that work is the appropriate place to express your religious beliefs but I am sure many people would disagree with my opinion regarding places to display those beliefs. .
From what I have read and understand, a religious belief system refers to a belief in, or the worship of god or gods or the service and worship of god or the supernatural. Of course that definition would apply to just about every organized religious group in the world. I can remember studying Greek mythology and stories that were related to them. The stories of a god named Zeus, king of the gods and the ruler of Mount Olympus. He is also the god of the sky, the weather, thunder, lighting, the laws that govern other gods and humans.