ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Comfort of Religion

Updated on July 23, 2012

We live in a world of mystery and wonder. In this world, there are some things that humans will never be able to comprehend. Religion is the attempt to give some reason to the unexplainable.

Religious institutions are amongst the most powerful organizations in the world. Throughout history, they have often had equal if not more influence than the world’s most powerful governments. People give them this power in response to a fear of the unknown. It is evident in our ever advancing society that humans desire to continually improve themselves and their knowledge of the world they live in. Advances in science have answered some of life’s mysteries, but this has not come close to putting our minds at ease. When logic and reasoning can no longer provide an answer, we still need to give some explanation. This explanation is reached through religion.

Understandably so, different cultures have come to varying strains of beliefs. Religion gives people another way to associate and group with fellow human beings. The differences resulting from various religious beliefs, though apparent, are often not quite as extreme as it would first appear. Religion offers people some sort of moral guidance and reasoning behind the world.

People do not like it when something is out of their hands because we thrive off of control over our own lives. Religion provides comfort because then some of life is controlled by some higher power or purpose. People put their trust in religion as a defense mechanism against total incomprehension of the world.

We seek to give life some sort of meaning or significance. Religion can offer an answer to why we are here. The world and its complexities are vast and people will likely never have the answers to many of life’s questions, but religion gives us the opportunity to relax and enjoy the world with utter bewilderment.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ro-jo-yo profile image


      6 years ago

      People cling to some religion because they don't want to seek the truth for themselves. They let their religion lead them to God instead of seeking God themselves. And by doing so, a lot of people believe that Jesus Christ is God and others believe Allah is God. But we were given the true name of the Almighty and his name is Yehowah, and the true Hebrew name of the Messiah is Yehowshuwa. This truth is not hard to find if someone were to look.

      We have all been brainwashed by the lies , the Devil is father of it. All the organized churches and governments are under the Devil himself.

      Everyone that loves not the truth shall believe a delusion and a lie.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)