The geographical terrain, vegetation and population density have a direct impact on the cultural and social life of humans which indirectly shapes their religious school of thought. Diversity in language, skin color, body shape and the male dominance seem to influence religious indoctrination, which is enforced on their offspring’s. There seem to be some pockets of populations’ on the planet who seem to be atheists but still believe in a culture of work for living, which indirectly translates into a religion itself i.e. their dedication to work for existence is fanatical to the degree of being labeled as religion. On closer observation, one comes to know that such category of societies on earth call themselves socialists. On closer observation, one can see that majority of the populations’ on Earth visualize God as a manifestation of the human form itself, as most of the worshipped entities have human shape. Christians believe in Jesus as the Son of God, Muslims believe that Muhammad was a messiah who brought the message of God to the planet while Hindus worship nature and its powers like fire, water, wind and earth which are depicted by demigods in human shape, who might possess either sex. Christians, Muslim and Sikh religions are heavily oriented towards believing that God’s manifestation is exclusively in the male form, which is the dominant sex in human society on the planet. Sub religions have emerged on the planet out of the above religions with deviants claiming superiority of their respective gods and beliefs. Surprisingly, the human population is greatly divided due to respective faiths’ and does not resist temptation to go to war with each other to prove one’s superiority over the other. Subtle activities to lure people from one religion to the other have been going on the planet once populations’ have migrated from one geographical location to the other en-masse. People on earth have built facilities and buildings exclusively for the practice of their respective religions and such buildings have exclusive architecture, are intricately designed and decorated, and revered highly to the point that people having allegiance to a particular faith bow in submission while passing across these masses of concrete. Christians’ have Churches and cathedrals, Muslims have mosques and the Hindus and Buddhists have temples. They regularly hold congregations on days earmarked as holy in their respective religions and spread the word amongst each other as well as to their young ones reproaching them not to deviate from the established doctrines. Any deviant or revolutionary behavior is highly condemned and the culprit is punished severely or ostracized from within the precincts of the religious society one represents. Religious scriptures have been maintained by all religions on the Earth in written forms’ and are revered as Holy Books by respective religious bodies and societies. Some humans are considered more religious than others as they shun public life and devout their whole life exclusively in the service of religion. Such persons are labeled as priests with hierarchical designations which increase their stature in society. The function of religion on Earth seems to be to tame individuals into following predefined norms in social life which are conducive for survival in group living. As lower forms of animals survive simply by their physical superiority to have an edge on others representing their species, humans
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From my perspective, people on this earth have strayed away from religion since the advent of the modern century. The progress in the modern century of technology and science continues to be the one of the most essential factors. When determining if people are religious, many parameters are examined (Edwards 10).
Interestingly, all of the planet’s religious beliefs are basically reflection of the world’s social, geographic, and linguistic differences planet Earth possesses. I certainly understand the complexity of understanding what these religions are and what they do to people and to the planet in totality.
In the recent past, religion has become a topic of discussion for several decades. In fact, most individuals do not understand why it is beyond the scope of the intellect capacity of human beings. Recent research asserts that religion has been studied by scholars and scientists among other qualified professionals, however; they find it quite fascinating as to why most human beings consider religion as a vital aspect in their livelihood.
Evidently, it is inherent within humankind to practice religion through the development of a belief pattern. Consequently, the best way to determine the practice of religion on Earth and its nature is through examining the basic characteristics of religion which may exhibit mutual connection with other belief system but holistically constitute a religious distinct.
The concept of religion is understood to encompass a set of beliefs in relation to the nature, cause, and purpose of the universe (Swatos & Kivisto, 998). This is more so when the creation of the universe is attributed to a supernatural entity or entities, and reverence is accorded through ritual activities.
To determine the religious nature of the Earthly beings, various criteria were used. These criteria seek to find out if the earthly beings are religious, seek to determine what they believe could be the cause, purpose, and nature of the universe as guided by the way they undertake their rituals and their lives based on the moral codes determined by religion.
The nature of religion as practiced on earth is more complex that it may be assumed. While religion maybe perceived to comprise of going to church and performing or submitting to church procedures, its scope is far much extensive and affects almost