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Religion influences Politics in India

  1. 1. What is Religion??? Religion is a collection of:– belief systems – cultural systems – world views that relate humanity to • spirituality • moral values A global 2012 poll reports that 59% of the world's population is religious, 23% are not religious, and 13% are atheists.
  2. 2. • Many religions have:– narratives – Symbols – traditions – sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the Universe. • Religion tend to derive:– morality – Ethics – religious laws – a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about the cosmos and human nature. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world.
  3. 3. • Many religions may have organized behaviors, clergy, a definition of what constitutes adherence or membership, holy places, and scriptures. • The practice of a religion may also include: rituals sermons sacrifices festivals funerary services matrimonial service meditation prayer music art dance public service or other aspects of human culture. Religions may also contain mythology.
  4. 4. Importance of Religion in India • Makes people more secure in life and death • It also gives them something to look up to • Something they believe in which they feel safe • Influences in economics and politics • Helps to know revealing truths about the world in which we live
  5. 5. • It is effective and rewarding tool in the hands of shrewd individuals. • It can be used to enrich oneself financially or spiritually. • It can also be used to manipulate and control others for good or evil ends. • It has been used as an effective political and commercial tool as evidenced by the many historic records of religious wars.
  6. 6. Definition of Politics • The science of government; that part of ethics which has to do with the regulation and government of a nation or state, the preservation of its safety, peace, and prosperity, the defense of its existence and rights against foreign control or conquest, the augmentation of its strength and resources, and the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the preservation and improvement of their morals.
  7. 7. • Politics as a term is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, including behavior within civil governments, but also applies to institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society. • It consists of "social relations involving authority or power" and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy. • Modern political discourse focuses on democracy and the relationship between people and politics. It is thought of as the way we "choose government officials and make decisions about public policy".
  8. 8. Importance of Politics in India • To run the country more efficiently • To manage the country with proper rules and norms • To look in the internal affairs about the development of the country • To represent the country to the outside world • To issue different policies for the country
  9. 9. Difference between Politics & Religion Politics Religion 1. Governing people How one should live life 2. Constant changes Not changed since ages 3. Lies Myths 4. Selfless & Violent Lazy & Selfish 5. Real life processes of society to govern itself Faith in supernatural things 6. Law Ethics 7. Rules & regulations Morals 8. Competitive Not competitive 9. Use religion Don’t use politics 10. Game Wisdom
  10. 10. Similarity between Religion & Politics • Life worth living • Death tolerable • Talk about truth • Near or Distinct future • Promise the fulfillment of expectations
  11. 11. • Essences (intrinsic property) • Lead violence • Leaders use doctrines to justify actions & to cement affiliates to their organization • Ambiguous doctrines • Creative & flexible interpretations • Authority & Power
  12. 12. Religion and politics – Does religion influence politics ??? • Politicians use religion as their loopholes • They hide their black money in the names of religion and trusts • Politician use religion for their way to success
  13. 13. Which one affects more on people’s lives and Why? • Politics affects more because – All humans have to follow the norms – Increasing corruption – Multiple political parties – Inflation – Taxation – Autocratic
  14. 14. Case Studies
  15. 15. Azad Maidan Riots
  16. 16. Babri Masjid Case
  17. 17. Narendra Modi
  18. 18. Jijia
  19. 19. Quota for different political parties
  20. 20. When religious leaders of the world are engaged in preaching hate and intolerance against other religious belief systems, then it is obvious that people would question the purpose of God. Some religious leaders behave as though they are businessmen competing in the market, advertising that theirs is the only genuine and certified product on the market.

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