Religion is an integral part of the life of modern society. It is closely related to the social, economic and political areas of people’s lives. Many sociologists have been studying this area for a long time. The main reason of such a huge interest is the great influence the religion has on the main functions in society.
Religion has united all beliefs and, as the result, one moral community – the church – was created. The main practices, held by the religion, lie in the presence of rituals, which are a number of actions taken to deal with the sacred aspects. The main principles of such rituals include the behavior patterns to regulate people’s life. The forms of rituals can be of a different nature: singing, praying, sharing food, etc. One of the functions of any of such rituals is bringing together the believers of this or that religion. For example, Christianity is the religion, which is based on the principal teaching of Jesus Christ, on his life and deeds. Originally, it started in Palestine and was then spread all over the world.
It is well-known that Christianity is not the only one religion in the world. Along with it there are also: Buddhism, Islam and many others. It’s important to mention atheists too. Atheism is rejection of God’s existence. But here’s what I think, atheism – is also a kind of religion and belief – belief in non-existence of the sacred power.
We can believe or we can reject, but in the time of sorrow we somehow all appeal to God. That is why it is important to respect different kinds of faiths, make a choice for yourself and do not argue about the features of the other ones.