What is religion of man? Has humanism any relation with it?What is religion of man? Has humanism any relation with it?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Human beings are capable of more sophisticated mental functions than animals. One of our most important traits is curiosity, and this results in us asking questions about who we are and where we come from. We also have the capacity for conscience, so we wonder about the right and wrong ways to live our lives. The result of the two is organized religion.
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ask996 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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I don’t know anything about Hindu religious ideology, but sense it seems as if those discussing this do have knowledge, I have a question. Is Hindu more religion oriented or spiritual oriented? It seems that many people can practice religion but have little spirituality.

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subrataray | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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The definition of character may be summed up as "Habit after habit , after habit ..."I don't believe religion in the sense that it should be religion .The touughts of the Vedas are the revelations of the truths .They wait to be experienced in the body's laboratory .The culture of the ancient India came out by the sides of the In dues , and on that point it is called Hindu .

The question of spirituality depends on purity , and sacrifice of a man .For this , the question of belonging to a particular race is not tenable .One may belong to , Christian , Muslim , Hindu ,etc .

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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In my post # 2, I have stated:

There in no formal common religion of the entire humanity. However, some people do describe honest, ethical and humane behavior as the religion of entire humanity.

Views expressed by Subrataray in post # 3, about nature of religion of man is is a good example of such views of human religion held by individuals.

Post # 4 of Subrataray, provides additional illustration of my statement that:

This concept of the basic religion of humanity is based on the logic that  developing such behavior among all is the primary and real objective of all major religions of the world .

Subrataray, in this post, is really stating that his concept of religion of man is entirely in line with Hindu Religion.

Like Subrataray, I also believe in Hindu religion, and I am not constrained by any " time-ridden reason" to express my belief or admiration for it, and in claiming that it aims to promote welfare and happiness of entire humanity. However, I  do not equate Hindu religion with religion of man.

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In my first answer , for some time-ridden reason I could not , mention certain points :Hindu religion is based on the religion of man . It is knowing the self .The Vedas and the Upanishads do not deal with any deity .Sri Ramakrishna , and his loving follower,-Vivekananda  teach the world the religion of man .

This , I think is the most important question in our present crisis .Our religion is certainly the development of spirit , and that we can achieve through , truthfulness , goodness , purity of mind and body .The hardship of the reformation of habits and desires enable us to wash away the stains of our evil desires .

 

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subrataray | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I can not agree with the answer given by Mr. K . agrawala .

According to me religion of man is the manifestation of the innate qualities of man .It aims to develop the super-mind , super-sense , super-feeling , and super-consciousness , that wait within man to be reveled . It is the communism of the heart , and soul .The apparent animal-man with the base instincts , as , impulse of sex , envy , hatred ,ego , cunning , desire of hoarding wealth , finding faults with others , - are the resultant of libido . Beneath these evils ,there remain dormant , the qualities of feeling oneness , that truly evoke in man the searching of his identity with this great universe .

His help to his fellow -friends then  does not come as sympathy , it comes as empathy .It is due to the enhancement of his inner being .

The question of deities does not rise .One , while answering a question , must not employ his imaginary wanderings .I suggest the reader to go through Tagore's essay on this topic .

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krishna-agrawala | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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Religion refers primarily to organized system of belief and practices that centers around the concept of one or more gods, and attempts to moulds people's conduct and life according to what is believed to be wishes of such gods. The religion may involve some ritualistic behavior including some defined forms of worship. The god or gods of different religions may be considered to have some physical form, or may be considered to be some kind of entity or power without physical form.

Though religion is primarily a form of group behavior, some people may follow their personal religion based on what they believe to be the nature of god and the wishes of god.

Thus to have a common religion we will need to have a common system of belief and practices based on a common concept of god and wishes of god. Though there are many similarities in different religions of the world, and many people believe that all major religions represent different interpretation of the same common reality, we are still far off from developing a system of religious belief accepted by all or even majority of people. Thus there in no formal common religion of the entire humanity. However, some people do describe honest, ethical and humane behavior as the religion of entire humanity. This concept of the basic religion of humanity is based on the logic that  developing such behavior among all is the primary and real objective of all major religions of the world .

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