This chapter takes a detailed look at the religious beliefs of U. Americans cannot build their future without drawing on the strengths that come to them from the practice of their religious beliefs. In a 1985 study of young girls aged between 9 and 17, less than 10 percent of those who reported attending religious services weekl y or more often indicated any drug or alcohol use, compared with 38 percent of all those studied. But in the dark, the eye sees nothing. The focus will be on the types of religious beliefs and religious leaders, especially in small-scale societies. All religions are a foundation for morals and beliefs; it helps shape us and determine what we see as right and wrong.
In the business field, there is considerable anecdotal literature of the testimonial genre which recounts the effect of religious belief or conversion on work capacity and outcomes; in the academic literature, however, there seems to be little or none. The Hindus lay great stress on spiritual progress than on material progress. Answer: Peace cannot be attained without adhering to the teachings of the true religion. It seems apparent that for a great number of people, religion provides the strength and help necessary to deal with persistent troubles or misfortunes. In both 2007 and 2014, roughly two-thirds of people who believe in God said they think of God as a person, while just under three-in-ten see God as an impersonal force. Belief in heaven also is widely held by evangelical Protestants 88% , Catholics 85% , Orthodox Christians 81% and mainline Protestants 80%.
From many other areas of social science research -- family dynamics, group dynamics, marital dynamics -- positive reciprocal relationships with others are known to be powerful across a host of areas similar to those reviewed in this paper: stress, ability to relate with others in general, productivity, and learning, to name just a few. God desires a relationship with him, just to speak to him and honor him and acknowledge him and thank him for all he does. It significantly affects educational and job attainment and reduces the incidence of such major social problems as out-of-wedlock births, drug and alcohol addiction, crime, and delinquency. Religious Studies provides the opportunity to understand, with depth and nuance, the many beliefs and rituals that move persons to appreciate the alternative world of the religious reality. The dead king would be with Atum as he traversed the underworld in a boat fighting his archenemy Apophis, the serpent like creature. Thus, the findings on religion fit with the general corpus of what is known about relationships from the existing body of social science research. But to be a blessing to others and love your enemies, and lay your life down for others.
Fewer Jews, Buddhists and Hindus say religion is very important to them, but most members of those groups indicate that religion is at least somewhat important in their lives. There are certain beliefs like 'work is worship', 'duty is divine', 'result in predestined' etc. People need connection to god so that they feel secured amidst all the insecurities existing in the world. Aided by this sense and these principles, an individual can avoid the unnecessary suffering that stems from bad choices and attain the benefits that flow from good choices followed steadily through life. Most Muslims 84% are absolutely certain that God exists, but far fewer Hindus 41% , Jews 37% or Buddhists 29% are certain there is a God or universal spirit. Religiously, the mother was far more involved than her husband, the difference in regular religious participation between the addict's parents being twice that for the control's parents.
Belief in hell is most common among members of historically black Protestant churches 82% and evangelical Protestant churches 82%. Conclusion Thus, from the discussion we know that religion is the central element in the life of civilization. Therefore, we must now abandon these imitations and seek the foundation of the divine teachings; and inasmuch as the foundation is one reality, the divergent religionists must agree in it so that love and unity will be established among all people and denominations 7 Religion is the strongest fort, but it must be the cause of harmony not the cause of hatred and animosity, and if it causes hate and hostility, it is useless. In the Hebrew calendar Tammuz is stll recognised, as the tenth month of the civil year and the fourth month of the ecclesiastical year. You are commanded to stone people and learn that some people are evil. The ancient Egyptians were not naive or primitive in thought.
About one-in-ten Christians express no opinion or provide other views on these matters. On the other we have the Prophet Moses as. I think that religion is overlooked, and not taught enough. Religion has also shaped our state Constitution and government system. It is a beautiful thing to see how we have grown.
When man is at the point of being broken down in the face of frustrations, mental tensions, and quarrels, religion removes fear and inspire him with a motivational force which helps him to behave in a socially acceptable manner. For example, the eye has a relationship with the sun, the ear with the atmosphere. This is the significance of the statement that if religion becomes the cause of warfare and bloodshed, irreligion and the absence of religion are preferable among mankind. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. It should be noted that the same pattern appears to hold for African-American families: Parents who attended church frequently cited the significance of religion in rearing their children and in providing moral guidelines.
Religious practice can and should be factored into the planning and debate on the nation's urgent social problems. Similarly the followers of Hud as , Saleh as and other prophets enjoyed every kind of peace. Religion can be a very effective and rewarding tool in the hands of shrewd individuals. This belief was also held by Mesoamerican cultures other than the Maya such as the and Tarascan. Is this mode of thinking not in need of rectification? Prophecies made by the Prophet saw of Islam are, to this day, still being fulfilled.
In other words we should be just, benevolent and compassionate; we should avoid indecency, blatant evil and transgression and we should save others from falling prey to these evils. In the view of this author, that tension arises from the effort of the social sciences to contain religion within the canons of the social sciences. Not only can you see the events, but it also allows the younger students of the church to understand the events. Something we can all recognize. This proves the need for a religion. The Egyptian Creation Myth is similar to the beginning of the Mesopotamian story in that originally there was only chaotic, slow-swirling waters.