Most of the developments are science based and proven. Technology has gone to great heights including but not limited to scientific methods of life creation and support thereby challenging the role and scopes of religion. Moreover, arguments have been put forward indicating that technological discoveries and advancements in the modern word have made the modern world more comfortable, something religion has not achieved. In my opinion, this should not be the case. Technology exists on the pillars of religion.
In bruce's words “when we have tried every cure for cancer, some of us pray”. With religious beliefs now sitting on the edge in society. Issues such as divorce,sex outside marriage and gay marriage are no longer considered so heavily taboo.This shows that traditional religious teachings and morals are no longer swaying people in society. Not all evidence points to the fact that secularization is the main feature of UK society.
Both types of utilitarianism wanted a secular theory to which everyone could use. This is the main reason as to why utilitarianism is not compatible with religion. Another reason as to why act utilitarianism is not compatible with a religious approach to decision making is that it has the potential to justify any act as long as it generates the most happiness for the greatest number even if the act is very wrong. It reduces morality to simple maths when using the hedonic calculus. It doesn’t value human life as highly as religions, such as Christianity does.
However, in the New Testament God heals and individual who is blind and lets others die. A strength of Maurice Wiles argument is that it appeals to educated believers of God and scientific laws. This I because Wiles says that the concept of miracles can exist as it is "logically impossible" to prove miracle wrong scientifically. By saying this, Wiles is allowing religious people to also uphold their beliefs in scientific laws. A second strength of Maurice Wile's argument against miracles is that it allows a re-interpretation of miracle.
Therefore they would not question their role. Marxist also believe religion is ‘the opium of the people’ it provides false promises to the subject class for the afterlife, they believe if they complete this life fully with no complaints they will be rewarded in heaven. Feminists also believe religion is a conservative force, but unlike Marxist who say it keeps the ruling class in power they believe it contributes to maintaining patriarchy. Christianity provides evidence of how religion is maintaining patriarchy, God is traditionally a man ‘our father’, and Eve was created as a ‘helpmate’ for Adam, each of these two examples are telling us that women were not seen as important and they are showing that women are inferior to men. Functionalist
Another person who also criticized some of the religious views was Pierre Bayle. Bayle argued that religion and morality were not necessarily linked. The Enlightenment also developed around the belief that scientific thought and expression should be free from religious interference and that the foundations of society should be human reason and logic. The Enlightenment’s relationship with God and the individual was more rational and distant leading to the idea of Deism. Deism became very popular in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries during the Enlightenment.
As a result of this these are precisely the people whom secularisation theory predicts will be the first to abandon religion in favour of a secular worldview. The relationship between globalisation and religion differs depending on the country. In the UK it’s clear that people have come away from traditional religion causing secularisation due to globalisation and modernity. There is now so much technology it’s easier to spiritual shop and change religions when a more fashionable one comes out. People can now take on a religion more
The Development of Relationship between Catholicism and Natural Science Lei Xu How does the complex relationship between Religion and Natural Science come? The different concern and understanding of the world: Natural science uses hypothesis, experiment, and logical reasoning etc. methods to study the reality of the world while religion uses the methods of imagination, metaphor, intuition, experience, enlightenment to realize God’s will. Four stages of this relationship in history: * When Catholicism first time met natural science in 17th century (the Renaissance), their relationship presented friendliness. * In 18th century, most of scientists still believed in the God who created the universe; however, they no longer believed in a personified God who actively involved in human life.
Today the situation is the other way round. In the secular India of our times, it is the land that determines the role of religion in the society, and it is the judiciary that determines what the laws on this aspect of life say mean and require. The law in the secular India of our times respects religious beliefs and practices, ensures religious liberty but keeps it within internationally recognized limits; prohibits abuse and misuse of religion; religious sensitivities and provides laws; statutory mechanisms for controlling , managing specific religious and the religion related affairs. Through this paper, I present the important reasons which have brought about the change namely religio-legal pluralism, class and caste secularism and causes of the evolution, growth and condition of the current secularism. INTRODUCTION The traditional definition of secularism is “the neutrality of government and all public services in matters relating to one or more religions”.
WHAT SHOULD INDIA STRIVE FOR – WESTERNIZATION OR MODERNIZATION? What should India strive for – modernization or westernization? Definitely modernization………… The people of India feel that IN ORDER TO BE MODERN they have to be westernized. IT IS COMPLETELY WRONG! As we can see majority of people they are adopting western culture just to show that they are modern but we have never analyzed about westernization and modernization.