God is worshipped in many different ways according to each church and sometimes the denomination. Christian A.C.C churches genuinely worship God with loud, upbeat music. Where as a Catholic church would look down on that. Catholics look at God in a way like he’s too holy to have a personal relationship with, like he’s this big God in the sky who only talks to the Priest. So their form of worship if very strict and old school, meaning they sing hymns and usually use an old organ as their form of music.
Modern day Christianity doesn’t quiet portray the sacred and profane of having a personal relationship with God, but not nearly as strict as the traditional churches do. Personally I believe that each person should have their own personal way in connecting with God. I don’t think people should judge people on how they worship God. If someone’s way of worshiping is through loud music they should be allowed to do so, just as long as there is meaning behind the music. Church should be a place where you have fun and enjoy being there, but should also be a place where you learn more about God and strengthen your personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Every culture and nationality has a thing called sacred space. For example Ireland have many cathedrals that they use and call sacred space, Samoan people use huts made out of palm leaves which they call fale’s and Roman people use many temples for sacred space. The Aboriginal people however have one main sacred space that they protect and treasure is the famous Mount Uluru. The Aboriginals use the words ‘The Dream Time’ or ‘The Dreaming’ to describe the differences in spiritual, natural and moral elements in their surrounding and in the world. Uluru to the Aboriginals is a very important and sacred space, so important that every crack dent and hole has a significant meaning and story behind it.
Uluru is also known as Ayers rock. There are many significant factors on Uluru, many of which the aboriginals call Dreamtime which are stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. These stories are based more often than most on stories of a war battle between an Aboriginal warrior and a raiding party or two animals. The cracks and holes are often told as wounds or hits that they receive from fighting one another.
Placed right at the entrance of Ayers Rock is a clear sign telling people to respect the indigenous people’s request and not climb their sacred rock. That being said, 65% of the visitors they have each day chose to climb the rock anyway. There is often much controversy over whether or not the Aboriginal people should legally own Ayers Rock meaning many people would no longer be able to climb the rock which, over the years, has become one of Australia’s main attraction and a significant landmark in Australia’s history.
Personally, i believe that the Aboriginal people should have the right to do whatever they want with Ayers rock. We as a nation only want to have power over it because it attracts tourist, we have millions of other attractions they can come see. The Aboriginals should have sole custody of Uluru because they would no more about it than we ever did. And to us Ayers rock has no significant meaning other than the fact that it draws tourists. Whereas the Indigenous people hold tightly to their rock and to them it signifies many things, every dent tells a story.