Is Religion important in life?

Philippines
December 16, 2006 10:36pm CST
Do you have a religion? Is it important to have one? How about the atheists? They don't believe in any right?
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48 responses
• Philippines
18 Dec 06
I think religion is like a business .... what i believe in is my personal relationship with my Saviour
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@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
17 Dec 06
Hi...i do feel the religion is as important as emotions...
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
Both of these things are important. But religion is not only based on emotions. It is based on one's faith in God and doing good to others.
@drrahul44 (1152)
• India
17 Dec 06
religion - religion
no..i don't think its important...in this generation all the religions are the same..
• Philippines
17 Dec 06
I do think that religion is important in our lives. It guides a person to a better path. It is the basis of most of our moral standards.
• 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.
@jilcruz (373)
• Philippines
22 Feb 07
Yes, religion is important to us because religions has different doctrines and practices.
• United States
20 Feb 07
Ya I am a Muslim. I can't think to live without my religion because religion set the ways of our life and guide us in better way. We should follow the religion does'nt matter which religion u belong.
@bindishah (2063)
• India
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.
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
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[1]. 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.
@hmike_d (1529)
• Philippines
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.
• Bangladesh
28 Dec 06
yes this is very importent for life.
@kuest1986 (484)
• India
28 Dec 06
yes in life everyone needs stability.and religion provides stability.thats why religion is important.whatever religion you follow be good to everyone.
@abednego7 (1060)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
It depends on how you interpret religion. For me it is a way of serving GOD. Unless you don't need GOD then you don't need religion.
@ravikum (28)
• India
28 Dec 06
no,it's not important.
• India
28 Dec 06
yes i think religion is important.
@ravenz (423)
• India
28 Dec 06
yes very to go to heaven we need to have faith in jesus
• Pakistan
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.
• India
28 Dec 06
No there is no need of religion in our life.In my view religion is the useless one,why people should divide into religion,we all are one there is no religion needed.
• India
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.
• India
28 Dec 06
I dont think religion is that important... Every religion says the same thing that "Love all.. Hate None... forgive all... Think good for everybody " If an atheist also follows these then he is also a religious person :)
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
25 Dec 06
Yes, religion is very important. We need to know, love, and to serve God. The Bible is God's roadmap for our lives.