It is a linkage to our inner beings and through the belief of God to dedicate our lives in helping others and in the pursuit of self happiness. As noted by Parvati Raghuram "For many, religion relates primarily to belief systems with a commitment to some normative values and some social order" (Skeleton & Allen, 1999) . Religion offers a structure that facilitates honourable thinking and encourages individuals to act sincerely in a formidable
Religious faith is the only determiner of humanity since, through faith, the true self of a person is widely identified (Williams 114). It is an individual effort and life-work that God will use to judge each person for eternity. This clearly indicates that the roles and values of religious faith are basically more important than any other value in the world. The responsibility of man according to Kierkegaard is to lead in the ways and make choices which will ultimately be the determiners of damnation. Faith is not supposed to be a one-time thing, but should always be renewed through quality means of repeated avowals.
For the cause of humanity and for the cause of peace, let us hope that all our religious leaders will stretch out their hands in friendship to one another and to all people irrespective of race or creed or religion with a genuine feeling of love and brotherhood to work for a peaceful world and to work for humanity and most importantly to work for each other. In the previous years the world had been subject to various conflicts and disturbance, using religion as a weapon. Various Anti-state actors, in the name of religion have taken many lives and caused destruction in the world. 26/11 Mumbai attacks in the year 2008 is the apt example. The government should punish those who cause violence in the name of religion and hinder
Religion is one of the most intricate topics ever to exist, and the meaning of it tends to vary from person to person. No single definition of religion seems to be concrete. Something which needs to be emphasized to anyone trying to study the subject. To some, religion may be a staple in their lives and have a substantial impact on nearly every decision they make. Whereas, to others, religion may have little meaning or importance.
More than that religion has a euphoric function that serves to counteract feelings of frustration and loss of faith by reestablishing the believers' sense of well-being, their sense of the essential rightness of the moral world of which they are a part. By countering the sense of loss, which, as in the case of death, may be experienced on both the individual and the collective level, religion helps to re-establish the balance of private and public confidence. Finally, religion as a social institution serves to give meaning to man's existential predicaments by tying the individual to that supra-individual sphere of transcendent values (Durkheim
Religion has assumed an essential part in human culture for a long time and families, thus, have advanced and save religious convictions and customs. For a long time considers have inspected the way religion has influenced human connections, especially families. An examination distributed in the Journal Developmental Psychology found that more religious guardians had more strong family connections. The exploration likewise demonstrated that religious guardians had less clashes in their marriage and youthful offspring of religious families dealt with their feelings and activities better. One conceivable motivation behind why religion advances familial agreement, is that it urges individuals to take after a typical arrangement of qualities.
However, I have changed my opinion based on the various examples and explanations provided by the book. Religion is a system of symbols, which means that, it includes not only one specific religion but all the others as a whole, as an unique group with its own personal followers. It establishes motivation for people in life and they usually are based on four pillars ( discourse, practice, community, and institution) that sustain and help it continue spreading its concept. Culture, in
Religion is the belief in a god or gods and the activities that are connected with this belief, such as praying or worshipping in a building such as a church or a temple. (Collins Dictionary). Nearly all of the major religions have evolved over the centuries into what they are today. I my opinion religion has been the basic foundation of life, permeating all aspects of human existence. My religious beliefs have passed on from my parents.
Religion is pursuing God by our moral efforts. Jesus is God pursuing us despite our moral efforts. Religious people kill for what they believe. Jesus followers die for what they believe.” Jefferson Bethke (2014), wrote this momentous excerpt from his book entitled, Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good enough. His words delineate how Religion never gets to the heart of the matter and never brings peace to mankind.