Role of Religion in the society
Religion as a sector in our society defines the beliefs of the people. This is because religion is a strong belief of existence of divine power that is able to control human actions or conduct. This brings the introduction of God as the only being that is able to control all the actions of human beings. This is with the connection that man was created by God and hence this makes man to respect and adore God. There are many different types of religions in the world resulting from human perception about God. In addition, many people have come up with books that define the origin of religion basing their argument on the divine power they believe in. For instance, different books including the bible have been written with reference to the Divine power. The bible contains the commandments and the rules that God set so that human beings who believe in his existence could follow. The action of believing comes from the hope of the existence of the divine power. This is because people have not seen the God but they believe in his existence due to the manifestation of his deeds. Therefore, due to the divine power character of God people respect and obey his goodwill that promotes good deeds among people.
Region has greatly formed the greatest form of the societal way of living due to its influence that has been attached to the behavior of human beings. It is also important to recognize religion for it has played many roles in the building of our society norms and activities. Commonly, religion is responsible for bringing cohesion between people of different regions of the world. For instance, the Catholic Church which is the mother of all churches in the world has the greatest number of believers or followers. Thus, the religious message is distributed among many believers hence having great impact in the society. Much emphasis of many religions is about doing good deeds as the key role of enhancing relationship between the deity and the relationship between human beings. This is with much influence to the fact that, the nature of human beings is sinful and thus not perfect. Sequentially, the presence of the religion in the society helps in the act of correcting the actions and behavior of human beings.
Religion is believed to have the power of transforming completely the life of human beings. The conversion is associated with the behavioral change and the perception of human being towards others. Consequently, the behavior change is important in the flexibility and adaptability character of human beings. The conduct of many people has been rated through their activeness in the religious activities. In many instances, it is believed that people who mostly participate in the religious activities do well to others thus recognizing religion to have good influence to the actions of the people. For instance, people who were termed as the rejects in the society were alleged to have disrespected their religion hence indulging in evil doing. Therefore, there was the need of people to review their evil ways and in order for them to be accepted in the society. The acceptance ceremony was prepared by the rejects through the shading of blood for which it was a sacrifice made in order to cleanse the evil character and the sins associated with the rejected person. The cleansing ceremony was also an encouragement to other evil doers in the society to change their ways for them to be accepted in the society.
The religious books contain the written rules and the will of the deity that helps in the governing or controlling the conduct of the human beings. This book is respected for it is a symbol of the presence of the divine power in lives of people. The leaders used to gather people in the temples and in other places of worship in order to read the word of God to the people. This gathering was important in enhancing peace among the believers and everyone is always delighted to be associated to certain religious group. This association facilitates the adherence to the religious norms hence facilitating good conduct of the people. The words that have been written in the religious book demands adherence of which contrary there is bad consequences to them that disobey. Therefore, many people obey the commandments f their religion consecutively to evade the punishment that is associated with disobedience. Many bad happenings in the society are perceived to be punishment that has people receive for their evil doings. Therefore, the religious book is important for it monitors the behavior of human beings thus enhancing harmony and peace.
The quote that states “do unto others what you expect them to do to you”, (Sacks 2003) is an encouraging phrase that monitors the behavior of the people. This is because you cannot do evil to others and expect them to do good to you. Consequently, people who do evil receive evil and on the other side those who do good receive good. Therefore, in order to receive the good that the society wants, people are encouraged to do well unto others. Hence, the use of religious books is important in monitoring and correcting the behavior of human beings.
The belief of the existence of the supernatural being brings about the concept of religion in our society. In addition, the respect that is reserved towards the divine power makes the people to obey the rules of the religion. The act of obeying is important because people receive favor and blessings from God. However, punishment is administered to people who do not obey the rules of God that are written in the religious books Much emphasis of many religions is about doing good deeds as the key role of enhancing relationship between the deity and also the relationship between human beings. This is with much influence to the fact that, the nature of human beings is sinful and thus not perfect. Sequentially, the presence of the religion in the society helps in the act of correcting the actions and behavior of human beings. Therefore, religion has played key role in the society thorough encouraging people to do well. The action of doing good to others enhances good relations in the society which promotes love and unity among the people.
Sacks, J. (2003). The dignity of difference [review]. (Jewish Affairs, v. 58, no. 4, Chanukah 2003, pp. 29-32.)