During this time we have studied some of the major religions and their beliefs. While these religions have most of the same components such as worship, prayer, and holy books, they are very distinct in their rooted beliefs. The process is different for each with one thing in common, treats others like you would like to be treated. Deep down all religions promote peace and unity. 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.
Religion and Personal Faith both involve answering the question of whether or not someone is “spiritual but not religious”. I say this in quotations, because it is ironic in the way that spirituality, is religious in a facet. Religion refers to a community of people who share a similar belief system. Meanwhile, Personal Faith refers to ones own personal beliefs that may or may not be associated with a specific Religion. One might use the terms “Religion” and “Personal Faith” interchangeably, but these terms have two separate definitions.
Religious Life and Its Dependence on Experience Religious life depends on many things including experiences, authoritative teaching and scripture, so depending on a number of factors, I would agree with his view to a certain extent. Religion is something quite hard to pin down, but may often be defined as a set of practices or beliefs which a group of people may follow with a spiritual outlook, rejecting the view of religion as a sociological phenomenon. Religious experience may therefore be defined as a situation or feeling that affects or has affected you, in some spiritual, emotional way that you may have perceived to be received from a greater, ‘divine’ being or force. Religious experience can take many forms and be triggered by things such as depression, prayer, creative arts, or even sex, however different people regard religious experiences differently, so what may affect one person may not even be of any concern to another. In this sense, many people may not have even contemplated a religious experience, but may still lead a religious life.
Some religions believe in the supreme God, some believe in other gods, some do not believe in God or any other god. Religion is such a vast topic that instead of attempting to define the differing philosophies from each specific religion, the definition of religion should be left up to the individual. Instead of trying to limit what religion should be, instead allow each individual the limitless options to define how he or she sees religion. I personally define religion as one’s values and beliefs as predicated by one’s relationship or lack thereof with God, a god, or an entity higher than one’s self. Christians have values and beliefs based on their relationship... ... middle of paper ... ...framework for my opinion that humans are naturally cooperative and good.
A belief system is a set of mutually supportive beliefs. There’s different systems of beliefs which they can be: religious, philosophical, political, ideological or even a combination of them. For most people when we talk about ´´belief´´ we’re talking about religions and etc. Religious belief refers to attitudes towards mythological, supernatural or spiritual aspects of a religion. Religious belief is distinct from religious practice or religious behaviours with some believers not practicing religion and some practitioners not believing in religion.
Thus, religion is a voluntary methodology while spirituality is involuntary. Ultimately, shifting definitions between religion and spirituality have challenged these findings. Despite the word “spirit” dealing with religion, they are two different concepts. Religion means believing in a God or afterlife. Spirituality simply means believing in oneself, one’s efforts, and one’s strengths.
Not all people practicing a religion would agree that they depend on their religion to complete them as a whole. Yes this would be true of most religions but not of all religions. That is why I find it erroneous when it is being used to define a word that has many more options for words of choice than referring to it as being necessary for wholeness, when some people see their religious practices as daily stress reducers and not as completing them as individuals. I believe the feeling of completion in your life is a personal view and to whom that person shares an identity with. This would include close family and religious family.
Others believe that being human means to have faith in religion or a higher being. There is not one certain way to justify what it means to be human since every individual has his or her own beliefs. To be human is to be able to have your own beliefs in spirituality and morals. Spirituality is a major factor for many people when deciding their morals. Spirituality can have various definitions, depending on who is asked.
The Argument for the Existence of God It is an undisputed fact that some people claim to have experienced God. It is these religious experiences that have been used by philosophers to argue for the existence of God. The main way of expressing the argument from religious experience is as follows: P1 Someone experiences an entity C1 The entity exists P2 Someone has experienced God C2 God exists Those who champion the argument seek to differentiate ordinary experiences and religious experiences. The supporters of this argument argue that there are several key differences between the two types of experience: that religious experiences are completely different from what is normal and usual; that it is not usual to be able to describe a religious experience; religious experience cannot usually be checked (i.e. someone else cannot check to see whether it has happened or not); and it gives insight into the unseen.