Is Religion important in life?
• United States
22 Feb 07
I am Pentecostal, but I don't always agree with my religion on many issues. But, I feel God is the most important thing in my life. I can't imagine life without Him. For some people, it's important to practice a religion. It helps them with their issues with God and the afterlife. A lot of people enjoy the rituals and fellowship of it. But, for me, God is more important than religion I often wonder what atheists use for the center of their life. Most of them are good people who do a lot of great things just like Christians. I just wonder what motivates them? I hope I didn't already answer this question. lol.
2 Feb 07
I dont think any particular religion is important in life or even belonging to one. What is important is that you believe in one god and if you are greatful to him for life then you dont really need to worry about religion. Religion just teaches us to believe in particular gods and belief but I believe a more universal approach is what is needed.
2 Feb 07
Yes ,I am a christian.It is important.The importance of religion lies primarily in the moral and socio-moral aspect of man’s existence. We know that one of the most significant differences between man and other living beings is the moral and the socio-moral aspect of man’s existence. Man is not merely a physical being. On the contrary, man has a strong moral aspect to his existence. This moral and socio-moral aspect of man’s existence is the foundation on which the legal and social structures that we see in all the societies have evolved overtime. It is in fact the acceptance, appreciation and realization of mutual rights and responsibilities, which has resulted in the strong bonds of family, friendship, tribe and society. The whole corpus of religion is, in fact, based upon the realization, recognition and acceptance of our part of the relationship between ourselves and our unseen Creator and Provider. After realizing the existence of an unseen Creator and benefiting from the extra-ordinary blessings of the Merciful Provider, it becomes our moral obligation to show our gratefulness and gratitude for all the blessings that we enjoy; to seek and realize the purpose for which God has created us; and to find out if God has given us any information of His likes and dislikes and then to try to live a life, which is in agreement with this purpose of life and with the likes and dislikes of our Creator. For a better understanding, we may roughly compare ‘religion’ to an employment or a job. In a job, an employer promises to provide the employee with certain benefits and privileges in return for the employee’s services. Now, obviously, an effective and a useful employee would only be the one, who fully appreciates the purpose of his employment, the work that his employer expects from him and then tries his best to fulfill the purpose of his job and the expectations of his employer. Thus, continuing with our analogy between ‘religion’ and ‘employment’, we may derive that, from a strictly moral perspective, the significance and importance of religion in man’s life, in general, is comparable to the significance of his understanding of the purpose and the description of his employment in an organization, in his economic life. Just as an employee is not likely to be effective (or successful) without realizing and fulfilling the expectations that his employers have from him, man is also not likely to live a life, which is coherent with the moral aspect of his existence, without ‘religion’. In essence, therefore, ‘religion’ holds significance in man’s life because man knows himself to be morally obliged to acknowledge and respond, in the most appropriate and befitting manner, to the great bounties and privileges that God has bestowed upon him. I hope this helps.
2 Feb 07
I am Christian Catholic and i believe religion is quite important. It is in such a way a mere means that guides and nurtures us to be more better than good. It's like shepherd that always keeps track of all the sheeps so that no one will get lost.
28 Dec 06
Yes,I do have a religion.I am a Muslim,thanks to Allah Almighty.Religion is vital to our existance as it provides us with a framework that enables us to know how we are to act and live our lives.It tells us our parameters within which we are to live.Moreover, religion makes us organised and civilized .It enables us to know and analyse ourselves by telling us about the One who created us all.Faith gives us law and unites people in a way or other.For those who do not believe in any religion,well everyone got their own view points and we are to respect them and to correct them where we think they are wrong.We can't impose ourselves on others.It's totally on them,they are free to believe or not to believe.But according to me atheist live a disorganized lives by not joining any religion.It is similiar to living a lawless life.
28 Dec 06
yes religion is very important to life but it should be in a way that it should help others to come up in life. people should not be seperated on the basis of religion. it should not become a barrier for the development. we should not consider religion as a qualifying factor for anything. also love marriages should be allowed and people should not encourage marriages on their own religion. only people ahouls be given importance and not religion.