Throughout the course of history, man has looked to religion for answers. Curiosity as to how we got here and why we are have driven people to seek out answers to these somewhat unanswerable questions. Over the past few thousand years, several varying religions have been established, some more prominent than others. Many of them share a similar story of a divine creator who has always been and will always be. In the case of Christianity, whether true or not, it has proven to be beneficial to society as a whole. The Bible set the standard for the moral compass that humans live their lives by to this day. The key fundamental problem with religion, although not the fault of religion, is that man has often used it as a gateway to power and prominence. In the case of the 18th century Gallican church, the French were abusing their religious powers, thus creating vast inequality throughout France, which eventually led to a rebellion against the church, and the eventual destruction of the church within France.
04/25/2014 Religion and Social Life Religion benefits our society in various ways. In this paper, I will be discussing the importance of religion to the society. Religion provides comfort and quells dissatisfaction, it strengthens human community, religion assures us of comic order, it managed conflict in society, and it teaches us morals that helps we the people in the community to follow. Sociologist have highlight various ways society and religion are interconnected, First I discuss Karl Marx’s idea that “religion provides comfort quells dissatisfaction” (Mirola, Emerson & Monahan, 2011 page 5) believed that religion support individual and take people out of oppressive conditions. In other words, religions justify the fact that inequalities, and discrimination, are all something that is not good and we as people should not allow it to come in between us.
Presentation to the United Nations on the Impact of Religion on War and Conflict Leighton Swanson Metropolitan State University Presentation to the United Nations on the Impact of Religion on War and Conflict Throughout history, there has been one factor that has contributed to more war, terrorism, and conflict than any other. This ideal is also one that brings more people in the world together for positive results than any other. I am speaking about the varied global religions and the impact these groups have had on worldwide conflict over many hundreds of years. I believe that all religion is the strongest and most important factor, beginning now and in the future, for the overall prosperity and economic health of all nations that you are here to represent.
Quarrels about organized religion have been the root of many problems in society. Non-believers of early religions were often killed because of their disbelief. The lucky ones lived through the torture or were exiled. Some groups went on crusades and killed other groups because they believed they were wrong. The followers of each believed their group was “right”. These problems have extended through the ages and into modern society. Religious crusades still exist, but the world looks at them differently. They are considered terrorist attacks or gang-related activity, but with the twist of religious freedom to justify the killing.
Religion might seem like a great thing to follow, “[…] but why does it start wars, build huge churches, and fail to feed the poor,” Bethke states. Religion is a crutch people start to lean on only when they are having difficulties or problems, due to the church being more for the broken instead of those who are worthy of religion. Many people believe in Jesus more than religion, due to the fact that he is the work of god, while religion is an idea that was made up by man
In this course I have had the opportunity to learn about new cultures and their religious beliefs that will impact my interactions with others throughout my career. As a psychology major, most of the major contributors to psychology view religion as subjective. For instance Sigmund Freud, father of psychology was an atheist and believed that religion was a form of neurosis. Freud criticizes religion very harshly and I think this is where the misconception of psychology not representing religion stems from. In psychology, there are many perspectives and their sub categories. The main perspectives are psychoanalytic, humanist, behaviorist, and cognitive. Freud was psychoanalytical and during his era there was no way he could prove his theories scientifically. Through these different psychology perspectives there are many reasons for behaviors. I believe it is important to note that all of them have a slightly different view of religion. However, I believe having faith is a significant device to have in one’s life. Having religion to fall back on when times are rough and knowing that some things are out of your control can be therapeutic.
“The lack of conflict between science and religion arises from a lack of overlap between their respective domains of professional expertise—science in the empirical constitution of the universe, and religion in the search for proper ethical values and the spiritual meaning of our lives. The attainment of wisdom in a full life requires extensive attention to both domains—for a great book tells us that the truth can make us free and that we will live in optimal harmony with our fellows when we learn to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly.”
Everyone has a worldview. This may be something we do not think about on the regular, but we all have one. A worldview is our set of beliefs used to understand the world. It shapes our thoughts on how we interpret reality, and forms our moral opinions. Our regular worldview is formed by almost anything secular, jobs, money, family even education. Then there is a Christian’s Worldview which would be our sacred doings.
In conclusion, history has shown that religion and science can interact, and that reli gion has adjusted to the renewing knowledge of science. Therefore, the claim that science and religion are in separate spheres is not solid reasoning to avoid interrelating the two.
Are science and religion mutually exclusive? If not, how do they overlap? The relationship between science and religions has its magnificence and it’s like no other. The necessity of establishing and understanding this relationship is vital to our survival. Religion and science are complement elements to our society. The notion that religion and science should not be merged together, does not mean neglecting to understand the parallel relation between these two concepts and will result in a better understanding of our