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What is the most appealing part or aspect of religion?

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ladyc60 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted September 17, 2013 at 4:07 AM via web

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What is the most appealing part or aspect of religion?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 17, 2013 at 4:22 AM (Answer #1)

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This is, of course, a matter of personal opinion.  My own view is that the most appealing aspect of religion is the fact that it can move people to be extremely kind and charitable towards others. 

Having said that, it is important to realize that religion is not the only force that can impel people to treat others with kindness and charity.  There are plenty of people who are not religious but are very good to others.  However, religion can be particularly good at encouraging people to feel this way.

I would say that the reason for this is that religious people feel that kindness and generosity are mandated by almighty God.  This makes them much more likely to follow through and to actually be kind and generous than they would be if they simply thought that good people ought to be kind and generous.  If you believe that the being that created the universe wants you to be kind and generous, you are surely likely to do so.  When I see religious people being inspired by their religion to go and help the poor or to go personally to help comfort someone who is grieving, I feel that religion is a very good thing.  This is the most appealing aspect of religion in my mind. 

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ahmad1989 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 17, 2013 at 7:19 PM (Answer #3)

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if religion make an appal about all aspects of life then its best

it must contains our purpose of cause, it must discuss nature or the whole universe

almost all religions are in present in symbols which changed with the passage of time , and only one is unchangeable , you should search that one which is more appalant towards life's reality , and which is unchangeable since many centuries passed . i hope u got the point what u r searching for . thank you

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hermy27 | Student, College Senior | TA | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted November 9, 2013 at 5:49 AM (Answer #4)

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Again, this is simply a matter of perspective, but I would say that the most appealing aspect of religion is the sense of comfort it gives to people during times of difficulty, grief, and loss.  It can be a pleasant feeling to believe that someone is watching out for you or that you have a peaceful place awaiting you after death.

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Snag | Student, Graduate | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted December 30, 2013 at 8:25 PM (Answer #5)

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My own experience has taught me that the aspect I most enjoy about religion is the sense of community it effortlessly brings about, as people congregate to celebrate a feeling of belonging - to a set of beliefs, to one another, to common ideals, to shared sentiments of loving, caring and believing. And when it serves as a vehicle for one's spiritual growth, it can bring about a sense of communion with the world around and Nature.

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acompanioninthetardis | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted June 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM (Answer #6)

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In my opinion its how it affects people and how people respond to different actions and how it plays a role on daily life of the people

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