Religion, religious, religiosity is, at some moments, those words that will quickly throw up some disheartening feelings in the public sphere. When it comes to issues surrounding faith and believe, religion faces the most of attacks. But believing or faith isn’t limited to religion. You see, religion, politics, and science do have a measure of influence over our lives, how we perceive things, and how we appreciate the earthly experience we are undergoing.
The only reality is that of the three, religion is most misrepresented in public discourse, and taken to be quite controversial. The mere mentioning of religion draws a thought of extremism. Religious beliefs are at most times at opposites to conventional theories. And issues of morality further tears society and religion apart.
Religion has been changed to mean “rebellion” by those who don’t buy its viewpoints. Between religion and science, we observe warfare between facts and faith, especially when the place of God is being discussed. “Religion and science are very different things. In science, only natural causes are used to explain natural phenomena, while religion deals with beliefs that are beyond the natural world.” Even the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has drawn some religious concerns, especially as worship centers were affected by the lockdown measure.
Talking about politics, one of the above tripartite strand, it seems to be in the middle. Politics and politicians do rotate what influence that comes to them between science and religion depending on the background of the person involved. But all these mudslingings that am presenting is unnecessary. All that ought to be known and done to limit the contention lies in understanding what religion is.
Without mentioning names, religion is that sense of devotion and commitment to a chosen set of principles and “revelations”. Whether these principles or revelations are indeed true or sacrosanct will be known someday. Religion offers its followers an object of worship and not an opportunity for controversy.
Religious principles may contradict secular standards but it does not in any way imply that its adherents must be antagonistic, religious life and secular life can coexist. And simply put religion is a means to an end; vindication is the aim of religion. Religion will be vindicated in the matter of the existence of God. When that will take place is beyond this literature.