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.
Religion takes place in almost every home throughout the world. Religion is what people believe in and helps people with daily life. Whether it comes to Gods, Goddesses, mythological creatures, or natural forces, almost every religion has some type of supernatural importance. In the Christian Holy text, The Bible, there are fractions that suggest that supernatural aspects. They mention things like messenger angels and devious demons.
Religion makes a virtue out of faith. This is the final word. When science and technology is taking over the territory once held by religion, ancient traditional orthodox religious beliefs require strong defense against open and modern information, which is a threat to the belief. To stay the course, religion provides commendable teaching and vigorous training to the believers to practice self-deception, not to accept contradictory information, and just trust religious authorities, and more importantly, not to think but only to believe . Religion teaches
Many religions use the same objects, however, the definition of that object depends on the religion and its history and/ or story. Many of the attitudes and beliefs that are formed towards certain animals, clothing, colors, and so forth are due to the adoption of moral and religious beliefs that have been passed down through generations. An individual’s religious background plays an outstanding role in their perception and definition of many objects. The use of symbols can be seen throughout all of the World religions. Religious ideas have created many of the symbols; and in turn the symbols themselves help to communicate and strengthen the religious ideas, (Mbiti, 1975).Take, for instance, Christianity, the cross is a symbol of salvation, love and justice.
Obviously, man has created God in his own image to produce organized religion for his own ends. That is why all organized religions by their very nature produce so many problems for mankind, they all basically demand faith in manmade artifacts and fairy tales which the followers of each religion believing they are right and the others doomed. That creates a fertile ground for
And, now that we are here, how shall we live? Religion was set into place to answer these concerns, sometimes leaving logic out of the picture, as stated within the article, “it has also become plain that every religious story ever told about how we got here is quite simply wrong. This, finally, is what all religions have in common. They didn 't get it right” (Rushdie). Religion is an example of group-thinking, the practice of thinking or making decisions as a group in a way that discourages creativity or individual responsibility finally it is a way of control via fear.
Elementary Forms of Religious Life is an attempt made by Durkheim to explain the most primitive religion known to man. His work focuses on his methodology, the role of rituals and belief and how primitive societies are helpful in understanding the most primitive religion. A religion is considered to be primitive, if it meets the following two conditions: first, if it is found in a society whose organizations is surpassed by no other in simplicity; secondly if it can be explained without making use of any element taken from a previous religion. The study of such a primitive society gives us the assurance that it is present in reality. In reality there are no religions which are seen as false, and all are true in their own way.
Religion can be classified as a set of beliefs or principles that influence the motive or thinking of it 's follower. It affects a person’s understanding of the ultimate reality, shapes his/her worldview of the nature of life and is a solution for humanity 's problem. The quest for meaning begins with the human search for God and the idea of truth. The outcome of this search is the birth of religion, in which there are so many theories seeking the exact origin of a religion. I do not intend this writing to be on the history of religion but I wish to comment that throughout the history of civilisation, religion has played a prominent role in many societies.
Culture and Religion seem to be working hand in hand in society, when looking at culture we look at characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, food, social habits (things that are done natural e.g. saying please and thank you), music and arts. With religion people often use the word to mean the worship of a god or gods. However, some religions do not have gods. One thing that all religions have in common is that they help their believers to find meaning and comfort in the world by using some aspects from that particular religion.
Faith is a term that can be applied to a large variety of conditions, yet in religion it seems to have a very strict meaning. This was until Tilley wrote about the large phenomena which is the growth of people who maintain faith in science or a subject which the person believes in rather than strictly a monotheistic or polytheistic view of the world. Many philosophers and theologists prior to Tilley represented faith as one's belief in a God or gods rather than in a subject. Although, with the writing of Tilley along with the furthering of scientific knowledge, those who previously had been a minority have gained a large following in new type of faith relationships. As society has progressed religion has become a far less important figure among