All human beings seek to be rational in what they do. Yes, science does provide a method of justifying rationality but God is the other part of the spectrum that science cannot explain. God is also another figure that provides rationality to someone who does not understand science the only path to salvation and to rationality is through religion. If this form of God takes 1000 different shapes across many religions, it does not make God untrue, it is just a manifestation. The biggest contradictory idea against the motion would be that of whether God can be proven empirically.
And if it is religion how come those from different religions have different opinions? And what are the similarities and differences between one religion moral viewpoints and another’s? Firstly let’s explore Judaism. Judaism, like all other God- believing religions, turns to God and their holy writings to tell them how to live their lives and tell them what is right and wrong. Like Sikhism and Hinduism they pray and read their holy books regularly in order to try and grasp the real meaning of life.
While Patricia’s faith was strong prior to her revelation, Oscar’s faith was a response to revelation. Oscar’s experience is representative of the New Awareness model of revelation. Through active participation, like his participation in the movement to defend worker’s rights, he began to see himself and the world in a new light. In this new perspective he recognizes that the world is extremely divided by racism, however, God has come to represent his own desire for a world with social justice. He finds salvation in in the image of universal reconciliation that religion offers, and reassurance that social justice can be achieved.
Religious development is absolutely significant for developmentalist, psychologist, religious representatives and theorist all across the world. They emphasize with great efforts about the necessity for a society with not only growing spiritual formation but also moral formation. Though they look very similar to the simple eye, the reality is that it is a lot more complex than that, however, once the exact meaning of it is cleared and understood, the concept of spiritual versus moral becomes now logical and a lot more easy to balance. Humans are in a constant search for something deeper than what eyes can see. “Spiritual formation involves Christians growing in their relationship with God and living lives
The ego is the part of the mind which is shaped by what Freud called ‘external influences’ such as life experiences like traumas and education. Freud argued that religion provides away to satisfy people desire for example that the world will be in order and that life will be meaningful. The answers that religion provides are appealing and that if we life a good life we will be awarded for it after death Freud used the word obsessional neurosis Freud used this to indicate that religious people use this faith in god because it answers their desires, such as life after
With the passing of time, many question if religion is still a relavant institution in the modern world. Indeed, in the age of science, many religions have lost their central role in the lives of people. At times, conflicts have even arisen due to the "irrelevance" of religion. Darwin, in his pursuit of science, was forced by the church to cease his support of the theory of evolution which tries to explain how all organisms evolved from simplistic ancestors over time. Inter-religious conflicts dominate the headlines and casts doubts on the positive role of religion.
So we’ll have to escape the sufferings ourselves. Buddhists follow Buddha’s teachings and Buddha said he only teaches what causes suffering and how to free oneself from it. Thus whether there is a higher power is not relavent to Buddhism. Another reason why Buddhist don’t believe in soul (god) is because they think only they can save themselves from suffering. They reject the idea of human sacrifices and animal sacrifices in Hinduism and how by doing that god would help release them from suffering.
I believe religion is a very important part of the American society but should GOD have to compete with evolution if every dollar has God on it why is evolution being taught in schools and religion being short changed most of the time now. Evolution is a type of religion in a way more of a theory of life though I believe scientist who think way too much about each and every detail of life god made everything from the air you breathe to the things you see including you and me. God gave us the ability to make our own choices which I believe has led to people overthinking life and making up theories of it like “Evolution”. People these days have found ways to divert the rule of god by having more of an explanation towards why things happen. Religion is becoming a backdrop in today’s society.
Religion within society has a huge impact on the structure of social control. There are two definitions of what religion is, the belief in a supernatural being (Weber), and the separation of the sacred from the profane (Durkheim), these definitions are called substantive definitions of religion; what religion is. In religions there are specific functions and rules each member must follow these are the functional definitions of religion; what religion does in society. Each of these definitions contribute to whether religion is either a conservative force or a radical force. Does religion discourage social change and maintains things the way they are?