Before a genuine dialogue begins, each religion must first set aside their exclusivist attitudes- but not setting aside all their beliefs- and be open to what others believe and through this, each religion will not only understand the faith of others but they can also have a deeper understanding of their faith. They must recognize the fact that their dissimilarities has rooted in their differences of culture which contributed in their differences of accepting, understanding and interpreting God’s revelation, they must recognize the fact that “in our less-than-perfect world even the religious community inspired by belief in the incarnate Word of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit remains far from the state of eschatological perfection”. Since these revealed religions are works, not only of God but also of man, one religion cannot be identified as the only source of truth. The researcher has stated earlier in this chapter the special case of Christianity- due to the fact that the unfathomable God was made known through his son Jesus Christ. It is for this reason, the researcher contends, that the Church is the main advocator of interreligious dialogue; it might seem that this is an exclusivist claim but the researcher does not aim in stressing the primacy of Christianity.
I believe it to be the gateway to becoming devoted religiously as it is usually one of the first religious experiences a person encounters. This encounter sets them up for the rest of their religious encounters. It seems like a great way to begin believing. Someone who has a similar view is Alexander Campbell. Campbell believes that baptism is a gateway to devotion.
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
The Christian belief brings people together because God call all of his followers to love above all. Also, this belief gives life a purpose knowing humans are here to help with God’s plan and that there will be salvation from God’s free grace for those who believe (CWV-101 Lecture 5, n.d). However, there are some troubling things about Christianity. One troublesome topic is that God has never been seen and Christians are to have faith in Him and to believe without physically seeing. Additionally, many people do not believe in God because they see all the bad in the world and think that there could not possibly be a God.
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)”.
It is associated with inner conviction and hope for the existence and reality of the Supreme Personality, which is related to the person, his life, his society. Therefore, faith is something personal, irrevocable, but something important public importance. Freedom of religion is another kind of category - it is a political opportunity and public 's faith to be realized in society. If I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, is important for me to be able to talk about it publicly, write books and to distribute them and to win followers of these my convictions. An
However, there are new religions and new gods being brought up quite frequently. A specific religion is christianity. Christianity was very unlike other religions, particularly because of their monotheistic views. Christians were seen as threat to the Romans at this time prior to around 381, which is around when Christianity became a common religion. Although Christians were good citizens, and people who wanted to follow Jesus, they were constantly impacted by aspects of the Roman culture.
People’s values, norms, statues, roles and many things that a religion provides affect them greatly as a symbol just represents everything that one believes in. Reality construction affects this by worshiping their Religion and if not than you may go to Hell if not worshiped like many other’s do daily or weekly. Dramaturgy affects this when it is time for everyone to come together and worship their Religion. For example, Catholics would meet in the morning at Church and hear from the Pastor on Sundays. Exchange theory would affect this by giving time from yourself to your God in return for peace in the after life, and go to a Heaven as the Pastor
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.
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