Nancy Alanis
Arjun Subedi
Overview
 Definition of the Supernatural
 Stories about every religion with interpretation
 Explanation to why there is...
Supernatural
 Definitions of the Supernatural:
 The spiritual realm beyond human existence that is
  thought to control ...
Religions
 Hinduism
• Christianity
• Buddhism
• Islam
Hinduism

 Gods
                                    Saraswoti

                 Hanuman




   Lord Vishnu             Su...
Demons




                         Danab   Ravan
Mahishasura
              Kali GOD
Lord Vishnu and his
Reincarnations
   Vishnu as matsya (fish)
   Vishnu as Kurma (Tortoise)
   Vishnu as Bahara (Boar)
...
Supernatural in Hindu religion
 Incarnation and evolution- Comparision
 Adam’s Bridge
   Hindu epic Ramayana:- Monkey g...
Adam’s Bridge


Archeological finding suggests it is a man made
 bride and was made approximately 1,750,000
              ...
Archeological Findings
 Ancient port city
  Dvaraka (15th -16thBc)
 Birth place of Lord Krishna
 Dvaraka mentioned in M...
Mahabharata War: Did it really
happen?
 Kurukshetra, the scene of the great Mahabharata war,
  Iron arrows and spearheads...
Christianity
 The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
 Prophecy


 Savior of sins


 Physical body would resurrect


 Soldie...
Importance of the
Resurrection
 They knew he had resurrected because
 his body was gone and he appeared to
 his apostles ...
Opposing views
 Critics of the Resurrection have some theories:
 There is no evidence besides scriptures to say it was t...
Interpretation
 Human’s ask questions and need
  answers

 This answers the question of
  where we end up and that God l...
Buddhism
Birth of Buddha- Supernatural
 9th incarnation of God Vishnu
Buddha was born in the garden from Queen Mayadevi
Queen and her son (Buddha) were showered with perfumed
blossoms, and two...
Buddha’s Seven steps
 Seven Steps:
  • East
  • West
  • North
  • South
  • Up
  • Down
  • Here
Story of Eagle and Dove
 King gives his own flesh to save the life of Dove from
  Eagle
 He was reincarnated as Buddha

...
Story about blind man and an
elephant
 Four blind men touch different part of the elephant and
  interpret elephant diffe...
Islam
 Two Stories:


 Muhammad’s Night Journey


 The power of Jin and Iblis
Muhammad’s Night Journey

 Muhammad is the most important prophet to the Islam
    religion. He was the founder.
   Stor...
Interpretation
 Islam considers Muhammad its greatest prophet
 He is the only one who can see Allah out of all the
  pro...
Iblis and the Jin
 Devil, demons, snakes, zombies
 Roam the Earth without being seen
 Cause evil
 Iblis is like the Ch...
Interpretation
 Shows the consequences of what happens if one disobeys
  Allah.
 Shows that one should worship Allah to ...
Why was there more belief
before?
 No Scientific explanations
 Technology
Conclusion
 The brain wants a coherent and unified perception of the
  world
 Feelings are taken way by Science
 Teache...
Work Cited
 Night Journey:
     http://www.geocities.com/alummah2000/NightJourney.html
     http://www.answering-islam....
….Work cited (cont.)
 Buddhism
    http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/buddhaintro.html
    http://books.google.com/books?i...
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  1. 1. Nancy Alanis Arjun Subedi
  2. 2. Overview  Definition of the Supernatural  Stories about every religion with interpretation  Explanation to why there is less belief of the Supernatural in the present time compared to the past  General interpretation of why all the stories were told
  3. 3. Supernatural  Definitions of the Supernatural:  The spiritual realm beyond human existence that is thought to control the natural world  The unusual experiences that lack a scientific explanation or phenomena alleged to be outside of science's current ability to explain or measure
  4. 4. Religions  Hinduism • Christianity • Buddhism • Islam
  5. 5. Hinduism  Gods Saraswoti Hanuman Lord Vishnu Sugriv Lord Rama
  6. 6. Demons Danab Ravan Mahishasura Kali GOD
  7. 7. Lord Vishnu and his Reincarnations  Vishnu as matsya (fish)  Vishnu as Kurma (Tortoise)  Vishnu as Bahara (Boar)  Vishnu as Narshingha (Lion)  Vishnu as Vamana (Dwraf)  Vishnu as Parsurama (Human)  Vishnu as Lord Rama (Human)  Vishnu as Lord Krishna (Human)  Vishnu as Buddha (Human) Founder of Buddhism Vishnu as Kalki (hasn’t occurred yet) 
  8. 8. Supernatural in Hindu religion  Incarnation and evolution- Comparision  Adam’s Bridge  Hindu epic Ramayana:- Monkey god had power that every stone he touched would float.  Created a bridge between Lanka (Now Sir lanka) and India
  9. 9. Adam’s Bridge Archeological finding suggests it is a man made bride and was made approximately 1,750,000 Year old
  10. 10. Archeological Findings  Ancient port city Dvaraka (15th -16thBc)  Birth place of Lord Krishna  Dvaraka mentioned in Mahabharata
  11. 11. Mahabharata War: Did it really happen?  Kurukshetra, the scene of the great Mahabharata war, Iron arrows and spearheads have been excavated and dated by thermoluminence to 2,800 B.C.E., the approximate date of the war given within the Mahabharata itself.
  12. 12. Christianity  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ  Prophecy  Savior of sins  Physical body would resurrect  Soldiers guarded door and removed rock
  13. 13. Importance of the Resurrection  They knew he had resurrected because his body was gone and he appeared to his apostles and mother.  It symbolized that his sacrifice was accepted and therefore our sins would be forgiven and we can live in happiness with God.  If he hadn’t resurrected then it would mean it wasn’t accepted and discredit that Jesus was the son of God.
  14. 14. Opposing views  Critics of the Resurrection have some theories:  There is no evidence besides scriptures to say it was true.  Jesus’ body could have been stolen  It could’ve been removed by his apostle’s to make sure that his prophecy would come true.
  15. 15. Interpretation  Human’s ask questions and need answers  This answers the question of where we end up and that God looks after us and cares about us  Science doesn’t give us an answer after death and Science doesn’t show that anyone cares for us
  16. 16. Buddhism
  17. 17. Birth of Buddha- Supernatural  9th incarnation of God Vishnu
  18. 18. Buddha was born in the garden from Queen Mayadevi Queen and her son (Buddha) were showered with perfumed blossoms, and two streams of sparkling water poured from the sky to bathe them. And the infant stood, and took seven steps, and proclaimed “I alone am the World-Honored One!”
  19. 19. Buddha’s Seven steps  Seven Steps: • East • West • North • South • Up • Down • Here
  20. 20. Story of Eagle and Dove  King gives his own flesh to save the life of Dove from Eagle  He was reincarnated as Buddha  This story teaches us the result of good deeds
  21. 21. Story about blind man and an elephant  Four blind men touch different part of the elephant and interpret elephant differently: Like a rope (tail) 1. 2. Like a Wall (Belly) 3. Like a Cloth (Ear) 4. Like a tree trunk (Legs) Same thing different way of looking – God is also like elephant- one god different way of looking at it. Religious tolerance - Buddhism
  22. 22. Islam  Two Stories:  Muhammad’s Night Journey  The power of Jin and Iblis
  23. 23. Muhammad’s Night Journey  Muhammad is the most important prophet to the Islam religion. He was the founder.  Story: The angel Gabriel came at night and took Muhammad on a journey.  They visited all the past prophets like Abraham and Adam.  Finally he saw Allah where only he could enter, not the other prophets and talk to him.  Allah Muhammad to have his people pray 50 times a day to him. Moses made him negotiate for less (5).
  24. 24. Interpretation  Islam considers Muhammad its greatest prophet  He is the only one who can see Allah out of all the prophets  Their religion isn’t new and that they too honor past prophets that are mentioned in other religions  Explanation of 5 prayers a day.
  25. 25. Iblis and the Jin  Devil, demons, snakes, zombies  Roam the Earth without being seen  Cause evil  Iblis is like the Christian Satan  He and the Jin were created by Allah  They refused to obey his orders  Can’t be seen, only through deeds
  26. 26. Interpretation  Shows the consequences of what happens if one disobeys Allah.  Shows that one should worship Allah to stay away from the evil like Iblis and the Jin.  People have morals unlike the Jin  Gives a reason why there is evil and suffering in the world.
  27. 27. Why was there more belief before?  No Scientific explanations  Technology
  28. 28. Conclusion  The brain wants a coherent and unified perception of the world  Feelings are taken way by Science  Teaches morals and ethics  Gives consequences
  29. 29. Work Cited  Night Journey:  http://www.geocities.com/alummah2000/NightJourney.html  http://www.answering-islam.org/Gilchrist/Vol1/3d.html  Jesus’ Resurrection:  http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12789a.htm  http://www.faithfacts.org/search-for-truth/contemporary-scholarship  Iblis:  http://web.uvic.ca/~rpn/files/iblis.html  Definitions:  http://web.uvic.ca/~rpn/files/iblis.html  Archeological findings (Hindu)  http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/507/1/Migration_Diffusion_6_56.pdf  Adam’s Bridge  http://krishna.org/nasa-images-discover-ancient-bridge-between-india-and-sri-lanka/
  30. 30. ….Work cited (cont.)  Buddhism  http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/buddhaintro.html  http://books.google.com/books?id=etsZSgzVcxoC&pg=PA2 6&lpg=PA26&dq=hindu+religion+reincarnation+science+e volution&source=bl&ots=g4v1O3xqyi&sig=2gne5h4AMfv OCf1fM0- 81IdhsQg&hl=en&ei=GRLJSbXpIZnItgeLgKmfAw&sa=X &oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result#PPA26,M1
  31. 31. Questions?

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