Monotheism And Religion

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Monotheism is a belief that there is one Supreme Being, rather than many. As with every religion, it had implications for the human who fall into the arms of God, both in sacred, and secular ways. Not only the monotheist religions were able to convince people, but also abled those people to form closely knitted communities according to their likeness. Such communities, gathered on the basis of faith, would make efforts to live up to the God’s laws, and attempt to convince others to follow the God or the God’s way, as it is a duty for some religion to spread the God’s message (Christians with the duty to spread the Gospel serves as a prime example). In their mission to live congruent to the God’s messages and laws, those communities or individual …show more content…
In the economic realm, the Bible or the teachings of the religious authorities can have an effect on one’s attitudes toward work, values attached to money, attitude towards the use of money, rights to the result of the expenses, attitude toward the logics of the market, and so on (Lecture 1/25/2017). For example, the Protestants in America, through the teachings of Calvin in specific, thought highly of a person who works hard and consumes less, because through working diligently, one is praising God’s creations, and through the result of the hard work, one could know whether the individual is favored by God and whether the individual may end up in heaven. Additionally, because the end product of the hard working and praising is a God-given property, those individuals believe in the robust property rights (Weber, The Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of …show more content…
Inherently, sacred laws and secular laws have frequent overlaps, such as in cheating on the others, but sometimes are in discords, such as in the same-sex marriage. And such differences let religious politics to enter into the politics and the legislative branch. Perhaps because the moralities of individuals are affected by religion (if applicable) and those individual moralities make, effect, and react to the political choices and therefore form the political foundations, there is not always a clean cut that differentiates between the sacred and secular realms in politics (though there were few successful attempts to separate; Lecture 1/11/2017). And in our modern societies, we make law through electing representatives, whom, as a group of certain faith can collectively mobilized to support for, both financially and politically; in return, some politicians are able to win the Evangelical votes through their promises to outlaw or adopt certain religious laws in the secular laws, such as anti-abortion laws (Lecture, 1/9/2017). Or, the religion does not have to go through such trouble of dealing with the politicians, if the religion itself becomes politically active, and become political religion; religion can interfere with the government if they control the power, to equate the God’s

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