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Report on the Degree of Religiousness of Human Beings
Religion and Theology
Pages 3 (753 words)
Report on the Degree of Religiousness of Human Beings The present report is mean to offer insight into the subject of religiousness understood as from the perspective of three major criteria on which I shall focus and which basically embody the meaning of religiousness for all human beings, regardless of their race, gender or nationality.
Secondly, all human beings must praise their deity and seek to evolve spiritually in places of worship . Thirdly, religion promotes peace and urges people to live together in harmony, without resorting to violence or war. The first principle seems to be understood and known by the vast majority of people: their life is an inalienable right and on the other hand, they cannot take somebody else’ s life away. There are many instances, however, in which human beings forget about this principle and commit suicides or murders, get involved in terrorist attacks and do abominable acts. People have also designed laws which encourage abortion which is not seen as a crime as “it destroys only a collection of cells, which could not survive outside the womb before the 24th week of the pregnancy”( Jordan 24). This shows that many humans do not believe in the existence of the human soul right from the moment of conception but only after birth. As a consequence, there are less frequent the cases in which mothers kill their newly-born babies. Quite paradoxically, a very large majority believe in the soul’s immortality as once a person is buried the living family asks a priest to perform ceremonies in order to enable an easy passage of the soul in the afterlife although that person was not a fervent believer in the religious principles. ...
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