A lot of physical. mental and spiritual benefits you may get.
Physically you become clean and ends up having a clean & neat life.
Mentally you become pious which leads you to a positive life and magnetize all the positiveness around you.
Spiritually you become strong which opens up your mind and increase it's percentage of usage. Like a normal human can use upto 3% f it's mind according to researches, but being religious, your mind captures energy and sometimes open it up to 5%. By which you can make wonders in your life.
Only social integration I'd say.
Religions are man-made and I believe sometimes it is used as an excuse for not taking life in your own hands and blaming "destiny", "fate" etc. I'm more of a science believer but I always keep an open door for spirituality as well
how can u say that religions are man made do u have any proof ?
All "holy" religious books are written by men/women. Even if they say that they are "inspired" by gods, they are still written and interpreted by mankind. No god has ever actually presented itself to humanity that can be proven.
Khawaja, I think 38,000 different denominations of Christianity should prove that. Could God just not make up his mind? Or did humans just make up stuff, and pretend that they got instructions directly from God? Which is more likely, huh?
Austinstar I think you should check other holy scripture also it would be great for you
A great question, really and each person can answer it in his/her personal way depending upon the beliefs, religious views, life position, views etc. It seems to me that being religious is a nice choice in life, because only a religious person can behave correspondingly. People who really believe in God are never ready to abuse or cheat on somebody. They are always ready to sacrifice and help other people. Those, who are very religious, follow the rules written in the Bible and live according to those life principles they consider the most important and significant. So, I’m sure that being a religious means being honest, responsible, truthful, kind-hearted, generous, even though is may be complicated sometimes – especially in the world we are living today!
I agree.. A religious person will always be afraid of doing wrong things eventually leading him to be a kind human being
Unfortunately there are just as many unkind, unethical religious people as there are unkind, unethical atheists (actually, probably more given most people follow some religion). It's certainly no guarantee.
actually it depends on individual also.d one who blindly follows religion will follow the standards others have set and may go to any extent to follow those rules without considereing the pain of others.One should have faith in God and humanity also
The benefits of having a religion and belief in God, is that you are able to rely on Him for help; and He will only help if it is good for you. Sometimes things can be out of an individual's reach or sphere of influence, such as praying for the recovery of a terminally ill patient whereby reliance is on medication and God. The belief in God brings comfort and hope that the medication may work. A belief in God also brings purpose to life by putting things into perspective?
Lastly, those that are genuinely religious, do not consider themselves to be religious.
As far back as there is evidence of human beings, there have been humans who understood the spiritual world. Tribes in South America who have been discovered and never had contact with the outside world had a sense of good and evil as well as the spiritual world. Being religious is too broad an identification. Religions approach the subject in very different ways. Being religious tells me you understand there is a spiritual world. Choosing a religion benefits you in feeling you are in touch with the reality of the spiritual world. It puts the time in this world into perspective. In many cases, it makes people better accept the eventuality of death and be at peace with their time in this world.
When I identified as a Christian I got comfort in thinking that there was more than this life. I've always been afraid of death and losing my loved ones, so it was nice to believe that death here doesn't really mean the end. I know that my religious family members and friends feel the same way.
One of my good friends is a Christian and she's very active in her church, in Christian camps, etc. and I know she gets a lot of joy out of meeting new people and being part of something she believes in. Though I don't think that religion is necessarily the only thing that can give you those opportunities.
It's also nice to feel like you always have someone looking out for you. There's comfort in thinking that there's a greater power that has your best interests in mind.
I actually found life a lot easier when I believed in God, I had sort of convinced myself that everything was going to turn out okay. But eventually it just wasn't real for me. In a way I do envy people who have some sort of faith.
On the other hand, I do think there are just as many risks/drawbacks to being religious and I experienced some of those myself as well.
I am happy for people who let religion turn them into a more positive, caring, loving person. Though in a lot of cases I think those people were pretty positive, caring, loving people to begin with so it was easy for them to use religion that way. Unfortunately I think a lot of people use religion as a crutch to help them be judgmental, arrogant, and disrespectful people.
being a religious person may give you peace and tranquility because you think by praying and serving your god, you feel that you are doing something which pleases him and in return you feel light and peaceful. meanwhile atheists like me believe that being scientific and rational may help you lead a better life
"Kindness is a mark of faith, whoever is not kind has no faith"
This being said, a religion that is based on humanitarians and postive outcomes leads to a better life.
If there is no faith, people will have no restrictions, no duty to act, nor have kindness for one another.
by Tim Mitchell 12 months ago
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