Paragraph 2 – Does religion cause war? (“Against”) Religion does not naturally/ inherently cause war. Relation/ correlation is not the same as reason/causation. In other words, religion itself does not cause war but it can be RELATED to the cause of the war. Religion is just an easily controllable/ corruptible system that can affect the people who believes in it.
*** Martin Luther was not sudden figure or the first to rise against the church during the Reformation, but he was one of the most noted. In the centuries prior, there had been many Protestant movements or protests against the powerful monolithic Catholic Church that held authority in Europe, but until Martin Luther little success was found. Luther had particular issues with the indulgences that the Catholic Church was selling claiming you could buy salvation. It was from here, where his counterargument to these indulgences blossomed into the political and religious philosophy of a free individual that became Lutheranism, breaking away from the Catholic Church. Martin Luther defined freedom as human condition of a Christian, and that this saving freedom or salvation was something that can only be given and fully attained through an individual faith in and through God, not through externals or good acts.
In the pre-secular past, professionals in the field of psychology labeled religion as incorrect, blasphemous, and even dangerous. This has vastly changed with modernity and secularism and has resulted in the acceptance of diversity in religion and consequently in the culture of psychologist’s cliental. Studies have supported the benefice of spiritual therapies and as people are no longer of one religions faith, it has become more and more vital that therapists educate themselves in a variety of religions and cultures, as these will impact the outcome of therapy. However, in post-secular society, there happens to be a rising population of people with no religious affiliation and to use religion in therapy for these individuals would be impractical.
But the point is both are misunderstood because people has this problem, wherein they want magical solutions to their problems but refuse to believe in magic, and the same goes for science. Scientists are out-casted because they have solutions that are different, because their mind
However secularism as a concept has been used politically across the world to further political gains and hence come under heavy fire from those who have tried to use religious fundamentalism to enhance their political appeal . SUBSTANCE - CONTEXT & COEXISTENCE SECULARISM IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD The purposes of secularism in different parts of the world are diverse. In Europe, as per the French concept of laicism, secularism has been thought of as a movement leaning towards modernization and keeping away from traditional
In North America religion had a greater impact than economy. But then again, economic part of America’s colonies was forcing them to depend on England. The key reason why they had to be determined by England was their wealth and power. Religion formed a decent developing colonial civilisation further on. Whether it would have been agreed or disagreed upon, religion was an enormously large and important part in history of American colonization.
The Gregorian is the current and most widely used calendar based off of its accuracy. This calendar still has its issues when compared to the solar year, but it is widely accepted by everyone with the way it works out to try and be exactly as long the solar year. “This edict declared that the day after Thursday, October 4, 1582, would be Friday, October 15, thus dropping ten days and bringing the calendar in line with the solar year,”(How 1582 Lost Ten Days). The Roman Catholic church didn’t always have scientific proof as to why they changed the calendar, therefore they changed it with the intentions that it would be as close as it could be to the solar
Labeling a country as a “secular society” is something that’s inherently difficult to do. The problem lies within the word secular, and the meaning of secularization. Since there’s no one way of understanding this concept it poses a problem in the decision of what makes a society secular. In terms of Denmark, I think it’s important to first recognize Casanova’s three theories and understand that secularization is conditional upon a person’s interpretation of the word. I personally believe that secularization is a decline of personal beliefs and practices, and by this definition I would describe Denmark as a secular society.
Also, this lack of evidence makes the reader question Milbank’s legitimacy pertaining to this issue, as it begs the question: Does Milbank really know how much sacrifice went into these merely “noble” movements? Does he know how much suffering took place in order for people to fight alongside these movements? From what he presents in the piece, the answer is likely no. Although Milbank’s point might seem agreeable at first glance, the lack of evidence leaves the piece feeling as if it is
2. As a result of distrust of anything that is not verifiable, then this ideology would lead to the multitude of people who will not believe in God, angels, Satan, heaven and hell. Yet such was in the teaching of religion was truth and existence. It is characterized by the time the