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Religion Essay

539 words - 3 pages

Religion refers to a set of beliefs of people regarding the cause, the character and the purpose of the universe, containing moral codes that govern the behaviors of human beings. It can also be termed to as a set of human beliefs and practices that are agreed upon a group of people (Haught, 1990). There are many religions in planet earth such as Christian religion, Islam religion, Buddhism and Hinduism. All these religions are different in terms of what they believe and practice. These disparities cause conflicts among the religions as each religion believes that it is the best. It is with this observation that I decided to undertake a keen study of these human beings to understand the role of their different religions in their lives. ...view middle of the document...

It was also noted that people from poorer nations considered religion important than those from richer nations (Hansen, 2011). Generally, each religion has a different behaviors and practices which make them unique. For instance, some diets such as pork are not allowed in Islamic but are allowed in Christianity. When someone dies, in Christian religion, he or she is buried, in Islam, he or she is wrapped in a white cloth and put in a tomb. In Hindu religion, he or she is cremated after being wrapped with a cloth. Christian religion believes in Jesus Christ who was the son of God (Ausloos & Petroni, 2008). Islamic religion believes in Allah, the creator of everything. Different religions have different places of worship; Churches for Christians, Mosques for Muslims, and Temples or Shrines for Hindus. The followers of these religions worship a Supreme Being on different days of the week. I was amazed by the level of dedication these earthly beings to their religious beliefs. Earth is a religious planet, and there are many religions. These include Christianity, Islamic, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhist among others (Haught,1990). Generally, all religions of the people of planet earth serve the function of helping people grow spiritually by molding them to fit in the society. This is so as each religion is guided by a set of written scriptures (rules), which must be followed by a member of that religion. In conclusion, religions in planet earth are manmade. These are founded upon deep beliefs by the earth beings. Religion serves to ensure that the earthly beings co-exist harmoniously and live morally. My research found out that most of these religions emphasized on virtues such as peace, empathy, mercy, kindness, and love, all which ensured unity among the followers of the religion. I conclude by confessing that indeed religious life on planet earth is an interesting phenomenon that needs to be studied further.

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