Forgiveness is closely allied to this spiritual component of its nature and thus transcends the narrowly religious or denominational beliefs of individual religions. Thus, forgiveness is of profound spiritual and moral relevance to all, regardless of whether they hold more specifically religious beliefs. “Forgiveness is a matter of a strong-willed change of heart, the greatest blessing in human being, the successful result of an active endeavor to replace bad thoughts with good, bitterness, and anger with compassion and affection” (North, 1998; Scott Peck, 1992). Similarly, conversion to the newness of the Gospel entails a daily encounter with the Lord in prayer. “Jesus Christ is the son of God, our Savior, our high priest who brings us mercy, grace and help in all our needs (Hebrew 4:14-16)”.
These basic freedoms enable people to share their opinions without worry of the consequences. Many freedoms such as, “...freedom to change his religion of belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance,” are expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (D). One of the most important freedoms an individual can have is freedom of religion. This Declaration allows anyone to practice any religion they wish, and does not force people to conform to one religion. This is essential to democracy because religion fortifies the spirit of people.
Faith and reason are thought to be foundations of defense for religious beliefs, having the same purpose many theologians and philosophers argue their relationship. Many believing that reason relies on faith while others think that just because you do not believe in one you are going to believe in the other, Karen Armstrong would agree since she suggests that they are not like political parties. Many theorists believe that reason is more on the logical side of the spectrum while faith is directed towards your beliefs and understandings of religious and theological claims. While scientists have argued they are not compatible because reason by itself gives us the answers to human life and faith is not a reliable source to provide us with those answers. Terry Eagleton suggests that they are one in the same and rely on each other.
A common questioning of a higher power beyond the physical realm lingers in society: Who and what is God?. However, many of these theological questions cannot be answered until we, of course, die. Due to human’s innate curiosity to understand the forces beyond their own, especially in terms of religion, humans find their own reasons to believe in God in the process of discovery. Religion is a sense of belief and worship to praise a higher power (God), and it provides a guide for human beings to have the opportunity to come together and live as one image of God’s children. “Imagine There’s No Heaven” is an article in which Salman Rushdie, the author, presents an atheistic view where religion is pointless, and a higher being is non-existent.
This is a challenge in life that we should not escape. Life could be better from the status quo, and the religious doctrines, systems, and practices could be reformed and the institutions could be renovated to serve human purposes. Religions of the world and individual denominations or traditions within the religions teach very different beliefs about the existence of God, Gods, the Goddess, and Goddesses etc. They have different views on the nature of deity, humanity, and the universe. But almost all share one belief, which is that they alone have the fullness of truth, and that every other religion in the world is wrong.
RELIGION CAUSES MORE HAARM THAN GOOD TO SOCIETY Religion according to the oxford dictionary is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power especially a personal God or gods. Every human being in one way or the other belongs to a particular religion. Since religion makes us worship one God then it should be binding all of us. Actually it is not, it rather tears people apart day in and day out .It is true that religion has influenced society positively in diverse ways, but the bad outweighs the good. Thus I think religion causes more harm than good to the society.
The conflict between morality and religion. After having those arguments and discussions, I learnt to respond them in a proper way. No matter which of the religion or morality they stand for, we should respect and stand on their shoes. We would found that we share so many common values, if we open our mind to them. Self-leadership Self-leadership is one of my weaknesses.
It is important to uphold your role as a person and follower of God. Every person has a life and are all entitled to having dignity. Life and dignity of a human person is the idea that all life is sacred and important, and are worthy of honor and respect. An example of the
Faith is grouped among gifts and virtues. It is presented as something that can grow (2 Cor.10:15) Faith is mentioned among gifts that edify believers in the church. Faith in the Old Testament rests on a foundation that the person or object of trust, belief, or confidence is reliable. Faith is a central theological
I guess that I could say that I am one of those typical “Christians” who attend church every Sunday, has grown up in a religious family, and has been involved with many different things within the church. I also believe in the basic concepts of Christianity: following the Ten Commandments, that heaven and hell are real, Jesus is our savior, etc. I think that having a faith is important because it gives you guidance and hope. In my opinion, it is better to have some sort of faith than to not have it at all. At this point in my life, I am hoping to grow my faith and to become more devoted to it.