Why do we need religion in our society? Is religion really important in our societies? These are some of the questions we ask ourselves because of the world we are living in today. It is characterized by the violence of all levels. People are fighting based on a tribal basis. There is no peace at all, yet the Bible commands us to love our neighbors the same way we love ourselves. The poor are the ones always being oppressed yet we are supposed to help one another.
We do need religion otherwise we will lose all our morals. Prostitution has become the order of the day starting with school girls. This is just because of greed for money. People do not want to accept who they are but just want to live in dreams, and I can say that almost everyone has forgotten God’s commandments because we are breaking them every day of our existence on earth. So what is the importance of religion in society?
The need for religion
Religion is our reminder
Human beings are known to be forgetful this started with our first parents, and so that is why we do need religion so that it can always remind us what is expected of us. Why do you go to church, mosque or temple? Some of us go to hear what the Bible says because we cannot afford one or cannot read the one we have at home. Religious gatherings like the True Parents, that was held on December 27 2010, guide us on what is expected of us by God. Religion reminds us God’s commandments, the beatitudes or sermon on the mountain and that Jesus died to save us from sin. These are some of the things that we are always reminded through our religions.
Faith helps us to achieve a perfect well-being
When you belong to a particular religion, you must be having a supreme being in whom you put your trust. For example, we Christians believe in God, and it is in Him that we put our faith. When we pray, we believe that he is listening and will grant us our wishes. Through this faith, we believe that this is the way to achieve a perfect well-being. Religion is not limited to mosques, churches, temples or synagogues; it is how we live. The morals, values, principles, and aspirations can also be defined as a religion.
Religion influences our health
There are two things in religion that help to influence one’s health, and this is prayer and meditation. When you pray and meditate you activate the brain and stimulate clarity as you do your thinking. Religion is helpful in a human being because it enables her to memorize things. Religion in our lives has the role of clearing our minds and promoting our well-being.
Religion gives us a sense of purpose
Religion helps us to define our lives, and thus we can say it gives meaning to our lives. Religion helps us to deal with the most stressful moments of our lives because it gives us hope to move on. It enables you to avoid depression, and so your life moves more smoothly and in a healthy manner.…