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Importance of religion in one's life Why is religion important in our life? How is it important? What will happen if we will have no religion? What is importance of religion in our social life?

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I think the third question is interesting to ponder. I believe that if we have no religion, other ideologies will take the place of religion. We can look historically at states that have tried to ban religion, and in many of these cases a kind of non-theistic "state religion" took over, in which the head of state was revered and deified just like a god would be in a traditional religion. Also, many non religious people have strong attachments to on ideology or another (environmentalism, secular humanism, objectivism, materialism, etc.). Ideologies help create community and give people a sense of purpose and order. I think that in the absence of religion, people will find other conceptual frameworks in which to ground their lives.

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Unfortunately, one aspect of religion in the life of the world has involved conflicts between religions -- conflicts of the sort that are still very relevant in the world today, particularly in the middle east as well as on the Indian subcontinent. It is not at all unlikely that some kind of atomic warfare may eventually break out because of fundamentally religious tensions.

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I think today there is actually a difference in the terms "religion" and "faith."  In this question, I'm taking your word, religion, to mean faith in something outside of this world, as an explanation for things we cannot see or understand.  Therefore, like post 2, I think religion serves as a means of explaining the unexplainable.  Out of the hundreds, possibly thousands, of different faiths and religions, all of them provide an answer for how we got here, where we go when we die, and why we are here.  Therefore, generally speaking religion gives humans purpose in life.

Common religious beliefs or faith also provide natural boundaries for communities to develop.  People who live within the social confines of one specific belief tend to accept others who are in agreement and help each other out.  Many faiths preach that serving and helping others regardless of their personal...

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i think the purpose of religion is to provide us with a greater perception of life. To give us a greater aspiration or goal and puts things in accordance. there are so many people out there who perform acts of kindness and show selflessness yet religion wasnt their focal point of these actions, its honourable that they do that..but what of those who dont have these morals to equip them with their travels in life? dont you think that perhaps having a greater, omniscient being..a king or governing body keeps things in check

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Importance of religion in one's life

Why is religion important in our life?

How is it important?

What will happen if we will have no religion?

What is importance of religion in our social life?

You asked, "What will happen if we will have no religion?"

I believe that religion stops people from thinking clearly and from taking resopsibility for their own moral choices. Religions tell their believers what to believe and what is right or wrong. I think this is very very dangerous because these religious instructions were written 1000s of years ago and do not relect modern values.

I think if we had no religion then we could grow up as a global community. Religion is an anchor which is holding us back from developing emotionally and socially.

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thinkming | Student
Religion is important because humans are still kids and try to rely on somebody for confort or support. If you believe you will go to Heaven otherwise you will go to Nowhere. They will give you human love but in the name of a super power. They try to answer all of your doubts with one book only. So make your life simple. If you do not have a religion you will have the freedom to understand all kind of religions and be independent or get lost in human jungle of different of thoughts. I don't have a religion but I have all religions' goods and reject bads. I am happy everyday.
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