Why Is Religion so Important?
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been religion. I remember my uncle discussing about the importance of a person being faithful to his religion, and at that time I really didn’t argue or discuss with him about religion so I just dropped the topic. Lately, the issue has caught more eye again. I know that many people feel that religion is just not important is just something that you are raised and born into believing. From what I have heard, religion has caused many problems between countries and people. For example, I heard that the crusades during time of the Roman Empire was mainly caused by religion.
One thing that I know for sure about religion is that there are many types of religions all over the world. Now, I’ve studied my fair share of religion and I believe religion has its goods and its bads. The reason why I say this is because religion may bring a person from a sad mood to a happy mood it may also change a person’s life from worse to good, but may also be bad because of the controversies between different religions, and whose religion’s history is valid. Personally, it’s funny to me how people could criticize other religions’ validness while they don’t know if for sure their religion’s history is truly valid.
Religion was not very important to me in the past because I thought religion is just believing in a God and believing that my God is the Saviour of the world.
Being that I didn’t have a lot of background information on religion, I chose to do some research on the topic. As I searched for blogs and news articles on Google, I came across this one blog: “Why religion is so important in our lives” http://www.india-forums.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=1230321 .
This blog provided a lot of information and opinions on religion. Some people felt that religion was the key element to running countries and societies. “These days the amount of faith a person has, in his own religion, has led to inhuman behavior, to help hypocrites utilize it to make money and to be in power.” This statement didn’t really surprise me all that much, but it did make me feel sad. It made me sad because I believe this statement is true because when a person has little faith in his own religion, that person tries everything in his power to exploit his own religion to make money and to become famous.
In another article there was this one statement that made me nod my head in agreement with Ajay Bhatt. It was “Religion can help youth generation to become moral, disciplined and socialized citizens of society.” This is so true because I think if religion is applied to every youth’s life there will be more kids finishing school, and more kids getting out of trouble with the cops.
All of this makes me think that religion is important because people could rely on it when they are feeling down, religion can also help turn a person from doing bad into doing something that will benefit him or herself in the future.