I Introduction. In the modern world, religion still plays a significant role; however, the importance of religion varies depending on certain individuals, societies and states. One adheres to the canons of a strict and closed sect whereas another has the leading secular lifestyle, which is totally indifferent to religion. The same applies to diverse societies and states. Some live by strict religious laws, while others provide their citizens full freedom in matters of faith and do not interfere in the religious sphere, and third keeps religion banned.
Religions are immensely diverse in the types of rituals, myths, and overall beliefs their followers practice. There is bound to be ideas that overlap between these religions. In general it can be hard to pinpoint where some of these ideas come from because of how diverse they ideas truly are. However, the concept of good and evil is consistently mentioned in dozens of religions around the world. While dates are not concrete and we can only go back so far in history, the concept of Heaven and Hell can be traced back to one specific point.
and deals with nature whereas; religion is based upon belief and deals with god. The view of independence between science and religion may be cited by the idea of NOMA (Non-overlapping Magisteria) – a concept brought by Stephen Jay Gould which states that science and religion are two mutually independent realms. More specifically, science occupies the empirical realm of fact and theory whereas, religion deals with ultimate meaning, purpose and moral values (John Loftus, 2006). The USA 's National Academy of Science supports the view that science and religion are independent. Science and religion are based on different aspects of human experience.
In the book Beyond Tractability it says religion serves as a way for people to distinguish themselves from others. Just like the way people use ethnic groups and race to distinguish themselves from others. Religion now serves the same purpose . So now just like the way we have racial discrimination and ethnic discrimination, there is religious discrimination. NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF RELIGION ON SOCIETY Religious groups have had vey bad effects on society; they caused a lot of harm to people and property.
Religion is an almost universal institution in human society and an integral part of our lives. Every religion preaches morality and love for everything around us. Religion teaches compassion and helps to find ourselves. It affects both: on the processes which are taking place within society and on each person in the whole. Many of us consider religion universal and, this means, a significant institution of societies.
Religious life is set in that way that defines appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Religion has played a role on the entire civilization. Its identity is very important in the world, which is shaped between eight major civilizations such as, Western, Confucian, Japanese, Islamic, Hindu, Slavic-Orthodox and Latin America. Strong difference, which lies among this civilization, is religion, where conflicts and violence occur among sates and groups within. In addition, the record of history
The problems within religion and morality can be dated back as far as the Abrahamic faiths and Greek philosophy. Both of them have individual meanings but when linked together can be similar in some senses although causing complications. Using the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, Rudolf Otto and Soren Kierkegaard this essay has analysed the problematic relationship between religion and morality. Although both of them have a close relationship and that their relationship opposes many challenges we can notice that religion is supported by morality because we know that humans have a tendency to be evil. Kant made a clear point that the heart of religion is morality.
A historical overview of the impact of religion in International Relations Why does Religion matter in theorizing IR? Abstract The aim of this paper is to explore the role that religion as an important factor in people’s lives and hence, states, can play in the theoretical framework of conceptualization of International Relations. While for a long time the international relations theory was dominated by the secular Westphalian school of thought, scholars argue that a global revitalization of religion called for a rethinking of the secular dimension of international relations theory and the need for incorporating religion as a part of this theory in order to understand certain phenomena in international issues emerged. Introduction “Three
On the contrary, others provide that religion provides a foundation for moral growth. Family upbringing is also a factor to consider in the realm of morals by questioning if it takes the place or provides superior morals than that of what religion does. When discussing morality, people must also consider if religion and morality are separable. The discussion on if morality needs religion may continue, but for now religion is essential for morality. Some might argue that morality is inessential for the growth of an individual 's morality, but when one considers religion as a guide to morality, the argument for the importance of religion in morality becomes more clear.
Be it the Protestant-Catholic wars, the Crusades, the Kashmir issue, the Israel-Palestine conflict or the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, religion, an institution that serves the purpose of bringing order to society, has surprisingly been a major factor in these historical as well as current conflicts. It plays a significant role in world politics. Hence, addressing and resolving religious conflicts is a matter of utmost importance because it not only hinder the lives of ordinary people but also, pose a threat to a nation’s democracy, sovereignty, and integrity. It can cause instability in a country and loss of communication between individuals and firms, which in turn can result in the stalling of technological innovations and ideas. Thus, hampering economic