Many seminars, conferences and lecture halls have been filled with intellectual individuals giving explanations to the meaning of religion, its contribution in the society and also how to it came to existence and became part of a man’s life. The teachings are often quite exciting especially if you’ve never set foot in a social science class that involves religion and historical human life but is still inquisitive.
Well, religion is essentially a strong belief to the supernatural power that has authority over man’s fate. There’s no human anywhere across the world that can predict his own fate or anyone else for that thing and that is why religion existed to maintain 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 fundamental principles of religion is equality. Human beings living under the sun were intended to be equal since basically at the end of the day bled the same color of blood and so were also still mortal to anything which could take their life away. It’s through such kind of teachings that brought sense to the members of society and many historical injustices such as slavery and racism came to a stop and for once, there was harmony and peaceful coexistence. Consequently, through religion there has also become a spirit of forgiveness in burying the last misunderstanding and healing wounds and providing more attention to the future.
Other than that, the principle of selfless service also cuts across all of the principal religions as members are encouraged to get sympathy towards others and extend selfless service without expecting any reward of any sort in return to boost their ego. Not only does it promote unity but also humility in people’s lives. It’s through such teachings that there are a significant 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. Keep in mind that such toxins are those which give rise to the lifestyle disorders like heart related ailments and high blood pressure not to mention obesity which we experience now.
The emotional health is also an additional advantage which can’t be ignored as people have a tendency to be stronger than ever as soon as they know that somebody is always watching over them and their barriers are just mere life challenges that they’ll soon succeed over.