Like Buddhism, Christians had to adhere to a certain rules to be allowed a pleasant afterlife. They did this by giving tax to the church, obeying the word of the pope, and restating their belief of Jesus. After completing all the duties as a Christian, access to heaven was available which is the similar to the Buddhist’s nirvana. However even with the afterlife being attractive, they were both also appealing and fair for almost all groups. Buddhism and Christianity were also attractive to different group and social classes.
They say it is conservative and when a community is cooperating such as practising worship together in church it creates a social harmony among everybody. Religion often promotes love and peace, these are positive attributes that would create a good society when practised. It works by religion helping people choose the right moral decisions. An example derived from Christianity would be when followers look into the accounts from the holy Bible where they can read passages from Jesus’ teachings and access guidance “ What would Jesus do?” Jesus did good things, so the people that follow him will create a social harmony. Religions such as Christianity offer social norms and rules with the “10 commandments” such rules as “do not steal” have become universal.
People living in different world regions created different religions, which correspond the best with their needs and their lifestyle. At first there were many gods for different phenomena, but nowadays there is only one for each of almost all primary religions. People prayed to their god to believe that he will help them to survive disasters and other difficulties in their lives. This is the better point of religion, when it serves for people giving them hope and sense of life. However, in our world everything has also the weaker point.
Why Meaningful Prayers Involve More Than Words (Ps. 145:18; Matt 22:37) You know that the basis of any real friendship is good communication. Being able to share your thoughts, concerns and feelings with a close friend, parent or spouse. The stronger our friendship, the more meaningful our communication is. Through prayer we are able communicate the same with our loving father, Jehovah.
Our focus as believers, for ourselves, is to love and worship God, to uplift Him in everything we do, to glorify Him in our lives, to love those around us, to be a light in a dark world, and to share God’s love with everyone around us. It ultimately comes back to us serving God and pleasing Him (Crabb, 1977, p. 21). As Psalm 144:15 states, “Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord”. Rather than seeking happiness, one should focus their efforts on seeking God. From there, true happiness will emerge.
One inescapable fact of being human is our mortality; when it is our time to leave this world, all of us must face death. Yet, what comes after we leave behind our earthly bonds? Do our souls travel to a new place? We humans are not good at dealing with things that we cannot explain, and we are always searching for ways to make sense of our surroundings and existence. Different cultures around the world have tried to give death a meaning, and a reason; giving afterlife a sense of peace, so that it does not sound so intimidating.
What do you do to make yourself happy, achieving the only thing that you really need in life? I suppose the answer to life is different for everyone. Some look to God, some follow His rules and guidelines and let that create a path for you. Some just do things on the impulse without planning and just hope for their own sake that everything turns out alright. Others plan, they try to figure out what they think they want and do what they think will make that possible.
“Immigrants chose to come to the United States for various reasons, such as to live in freedom, to practice their religion freely, to escape poverty or oppression, and to make better lives for themselves and their children. Simply put the desire for a better life somewhere other than the current residence. And this country offers that better life they wish for.” (Arizaga) For foreigners to risk their lives just to come here and experience our freedom should tell you that we are
Inter-religious conflicts dominate the headlines and casts doubts on the positive role of religion. With such problems prevalent in society, it is truly justified that some question if religion has a place in modern society. Religion, though flawed, has its roles. For instance, the preachings of certain religions actually teach followers to take on selfless roles in society to aid the less fortunate. It is also due to the strong backing of religion that organisations such as the YMCA Youth For Causes are formed to benefit society.
So religion could be a big family and share their stress together, and they will not be lonely when they have friends or even intimate friends. Also Religion could be a shelter for people, and for people to relax, because people can share their feeling of something that they feel good or bad. When people do not have house because of some disasters, churches would provide places for them to sleep and food for them to eat. In the negative side, religion usually challenge and do stuffs against to the scientist. Because they persist to trust that there is God in the world, God made everything in here.