But is that all wrong? People would rather use faith because they do not want to be apart of a religion. The mentality that people have is that all religions are the same this is why faith prevails. People think that if they are to accept god into your life you must accept religion first because without religion there is no God which is as well not the case Faith is what more people want to use than religion. There are many reasons why.
Defining Religion The most fundamental question when examining a religion is "what is religion?" That is a distinctly hard question to answer considering that what is ordinarily considered to be religion is not all it is, and what many consider not to be religion may be near religious (i.e. sports). The truth is that there are no genuine answers to the question of "what is religion". Definitions of religion tend to suffer from one of two problems: they are either too narrow and exclude many of the belief systems which most people will agree are religious, or they are too vague and ambiguous, leading one to conclude that just about any and everything is actually a religion.
I believe the phrase, "deep down," can be a term often misused by a person who doesn 't understand the teachings or indifferent to religion in general. I wouldn 't judge anyone who thinks all religions are the same but rather enlighten them. Let them know that there 's more to it and guide them in a path of success not necessarily to a specific religion. I feel more comfortable having a conversation about religion more now than before. Usually this is a topic I wouldn 't discuss with others unless it 's about my own religion, just in avoidance of an awkward
Well many of them believe in this definition, in-fact most do. But do any believe that even though they don't believe in religion themselves, does it serve a bigger picture other than what the definition says. Yes! Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Karl Marx all have theories on why religion is more than just god’s and rituals. Emile Durkheim defined religion as having a few necessary components, which are that it is a unified structure of beliefs with organized practices that is built around beliefs which are sacred to its followers.
Many of those who practice religion believe that there is no need to understand why their religion believes in particular morals because all they need to know is what God says is morally correct. It doesn’t matter to them the reasoning behind why certain things are morally good, while other things are bad. This rejection of critical reasoning, however may prevent those who feel this way from truly understanding all the particulars of their own religion. The three most predominant religions of our culture- Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, all have commandments or principles that they provide to their followers or believers. These commandments or... ... middle of paper ... ...alues, judging other people’s actions, and questioning the righteousness of our own morals.
When I ponder the word “faith” I think of something that supports a purpose either in a negative or positive way. In Western society, the statement “I have faith in you” means a different thing for everybody. My definition of faith does not match anybody else because no person shares the same cognitive set up from one another and everyone has a different way of supporting something to gain a sense of “happiness”. This is where faith can be more personalized with the open mind than with religious practices. For example, if a Christian went to church and tried to enhance beliefs inside the religion to fit personal needs, they would be considered “unholy” or a sinner.
Despite the fact that each person is impacted in one way or another through religion; Novak believed that religion was not an "addition" to human qualities, but rather a unifying idea of all of human nature. The idea that religion is everywhere and affecting everyone allows an individual to understand what they (personally) expect from their own religious drives. Of course there are a few questions that arise in the thoughts of almost everyone; Who am I? What am I doing with my life? Are my actions right or wrong?
Wuthnow believes that certain things are taken for granted by inclusivists, diving into two of his reasons. First, on one hand, being inclusivist implies taking for granted having a uniquely special relation to the truth. On the other, they believe that it does not matter who you worship, or what religion you belong to. Therefore, being an inclusivist often makes a contradiction. Simply put, believing you are the only right church, but that everyone is right too (131).
But this takes us into the realms of "Religious Studies" -- something which, it could be said, is not within the parameters of the question which has been set here. Most religious people are devout, serious, honest and trustworthy. If they carry these attributes into their study of religion then surely their work on religion will be all the more worthwhile and respected. With faith in their own religion in particular, and understanding of religious concepts in general, not only can they better study and appreciate their own religion but will bring to the study of other religions an insight and perception that might not be the case with a non religious person studying religion.
So many of our principals and morals are based off of our religions that I’m not sure if people would be able to live without a religion. Going back to the idea I keep bringing up, people want an answer to those big questions and I am just not quite sure if people are just able to sit back and not give any thought to it. If there were no religions I believe the world would be sort of similar to today. It might be more violent and hostile with more differing views as there would be another thing that a person could not connect with others. There would be many disagreements, as every person believes their own thing.