Many seminars, conferences and lecture halls have been filled with intellectual people giving rationalizations regarding the meaning of religion, its contribution in the society and also how to it came to presence and became part of a man’s life. The teachings tend to be quite exciting especially if you have never set foot in a social science course that involves faith and historic human life but is still curious.
Well, religion is basically a strong belief to the supernatural power that has authority over man’s destiny. There is no human anywhere across the globe that can predict his own destiny or anyone else for that matter and that is why religion existed to keep our faith in check and give us hope for a better tomorrow. In as much as it has also been an excuse for war and persecution, but in its pure nature it has also brought quite a number of benefits in the society and promoting ethics is just one of them.
One of the basic principles of faith is equality. Human beings living under the sun were meant to be equivalent since essentially at the end of the day bled the same color of blood and so were still deadly to anything which could take their life away. It’s through such sort of teachings that attracted awareness to the members of society and many historical injustices like slavery and racism came to a halt and for once, there was harmony and peaceful coexistence. Consequently, through religion there has also been a spirit of forgiveness in burying the past misunderstanding and healing wounds and giving more focus to the future.
Other than that, the principle of selfless service also cuts across all the main religions as associates are invited to have sympathy towards other people and extend selfless service without expecting any reward of any kind in return to boost their self. Not only does it promote unity but also humility in people’s lives. It’s through such teachings that there are quite a number of organizations involved in charitable activities.
People’s general health be it physical or mental is also improved through religion. Certain activities such as fasting might help in strengthening your religion to your manufacturer but also very beneficial in providing your body time to get rid of the toxins which you could be filled in it throughout the daily junk food that people consume on daily basis. Remember that such toxins are the ones that give rise to the lifestyle diseases such as heart related diseases and high blood pressure not to mention obesity that we experience now.
The psychological health is also another benefit that cannot be ignored as people tend to be stronger than ever once they know that someone is always watching over them and their obstacles are just mere life challenges that they will soon triumph over.