Religion and its relation with science, society and human behavior. by Anas Belmadani
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Religion and its relation with science, society and human behavior. by Anas Belmadani Religion and its relation with science, society and human behavior. by Anas Belmadani Presentation Transcript

  • INTRODUCTION: Since the Homo sapiens have been around, they were trying to be unique, interesting, insightful, actually they were trying to find something to believe in, something unbeatable and powerful enough to gather all of them together, they were looking for this bright aura that can quench their spiritual desires, then they finally found it, and named it “Religion”. So, what’s the real definition of religion? And what it has to do with science; society or human behavior?
  • WHAT IS RELIGION ? Well, as many of you know, considering that the most of you are following a religion or at least used to, religion is defined as an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories that are intended to explain the meaning of life and the origin of life or the Universe. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.
  • RELIGION The CIA's World Factbook gives the world population as 7,021,836,029 (July 2012 est.) COMPARISON CHART: 11.67%, 12% 31.59%, 31% Christians Muslims 18.51%, 18% Hindu Jewish 0.70%, 1% Other religions Non-religious 15%, 15% 23.20%, 23%
  • RELIGION AND SCIENCE: The relationship between religion and science has been a subject of study since the classical age (1775-1825), addressed by philosophers, scientists, and others. Science and religion generally pursue the knowledge of the universe using different methodologies. Science uses reason, empiricism, and evidence, while religions include revelation, faith and sacredness. As you noticed, there’s no common points between religion and science but despite these differences, most scientific and technical innovations prior to the scientific revolution were achieved by societies organized by religious traditions. Much of the scientific method was pioneered first by Islamic scholars, and later by Christians.
  • WHY SOCIETY NEEDS RELIGION? As many of you know religion is an important part of life for many people. Even the ones who are not all that religious by nature consider it to be important. The question is: why do they feel this way? The reason is largely down to the belief that society needs religion. As a society we benefit from our collective religious beliefs. In fact there are many people who would argue that we could not function without religion. The other big reason that society needs religion is that it teaches self-containment. Virtually all religions that teach that you are responsible for taking care of yourself. While they all support the idea of charity none of them teach that accepting charity should be desirable. This has helped to encourage the work ethic that is needed to make society successful. Therefore it is important that people continue to desire to do the work that is necessary.
  • RELIGION AND THE HUMAN BEHAVIOR: The impact of religion on human behavior touches every aspect of our lives. Every person on earth has their own view of what religion means to them. Some people’s religion is to have none at all. Religion can limit freedom. Religion controls actions with a set of rules and guidelines, restricting the capability of faithful followers. An example is in Islam it is commanded to not eat pork or consume alcohol, preventing Muslims from eating it. This may be perceived positively or negatively, but either way, it certainly does have the power to make some people to set course in a certain path. Religion impacts human behavior in every aspect of our lives by having to live by those codes, morals and rules. It is implanted in our brain that religion is how we think, how we act, how we choose. People usually tend to seek guidance from God if troubles exceed their capability. This would be during exam time, when suddenly a lot of my friends start praying to God, because only He can control the outcome of their marks. Meaning only He has control, they've just got prayers and efforts. This is how religious belief and practice emanates; religion influences humans by attempting to influence their lives to believe they hold no significant individual power.
  • REFERENCES: _Barbour, Ian. Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues. San Francisco: Harper, 1997. _The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science - Philip Clayton (ed.), Zachary Simpson (associate-ed.). _The review of “Religion and Human Behavior” by Schoenfeld, W. N. (n.d.).