Importance Of Religion In My Life

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Religion has played a major part in my life and it was unavoidable in a good way. I try to make my actions with my religion coming into play in some way or form. The way of how religion plays in someone’s life varies greatly, but it always has played an important role in my everyday life. I may not be as open about my beliefs compared to my family, but I do keep it in my heart and mind. Religion can be found everywhere and there is no way of escaping or denying that it exists. Both of my parents grew up with a different religious background, my mother was raised in a Christian home, who is a devoted Christian and is very open about her faith. My father grew in a Hindu home who his family worshipped to Ganesha. I do know that my father was …show more content…
My mother would bring me and my sister to my Grandparents’ place on almost every weekend. On Sundays, my family except my father would go to my Grandparents’ church, which is a Baptist church. My father did not go because he was working. I have spent most of my religion life with my mother and her family. My grandparents and my mother tried to push me to embrace their religious views and of course I had many questions about their views. They tried to answer all my questions as best they could and I was in doubt at times. I have decided it was enough because I have learned about the term “faith.” Faith means to have assurance of things hoped for, rather having the conviction of things not seen. In other words, it means to have an unshakable belief without proof or evidence. Also, they encouraged me to read the bible because it is a great guide to help me to get through the life obstacles. My father has never really pushed me to embrace what he really believed in, but told me to follow my mother’s religious …show more content…
It strengthens my faith by listening to the debate; “Richard Dawkins, who said, "If you tell me that God created the universe, then I have the right to ask you, who created God?" Josh responds, "Even leaving God out of the equation, I then have a right to turn Mr. Dawkins ' question back 'round on him and ask, 'If the universe created you, then who created the universe? ' You see, both the theist and the atheist are burdened with the same question of how things started. What I 'm hoping you 'll pick up from all this is that you don 't have to commit intellectual suicide to believe in a Creator behind the creation."” (Holz). With my faith being so strong, I do not think there were ever a time where I experienced a “crisis of faith.” I have always kept my faith close to my heart since I have learned the meaning of faith. My religious views have shaped my behavior in an important way by having a strong moral foundation. Having a strong moral foundation helps me to determine what action I take. It has taught me what is loyalty, care, fairness, respect, and purity. Without religious views may cause one to have no morality where they think harming is okay because they know there is no one who is all-powerful to restrain them. Morality does not necessarily rely on religion, but they do play a role in a

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