Religion Today

A discussion of the critical importance of religion in our age.

This paper examines the importance of religion in society today. It takes the reader on an exploratory journey through the current stresses of the world such as terrorist threats, worldwide famine and snipers picking off innocent women and children and the ways that religion helps us deal with that stress. It evaluates the increasing need of people to have faith and a purpose in life for those who feel there is none. It also explores our need to believe there is more after we leave this life and how the importance of religion will not lessen as long as science continues in its quest to disprove the existence of God.
“Huston Smith worked through this issue in his book called “Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief.” According to Smith religion remains strong today but is constantly challenged by the modern science world. Science and its discoveries have created a world of non believers according to the author. The sciences have become the God in some expert minds but faith and religion still have an important place in the lives of individuals. Perhaps the very advances that science has made are causing us to embrace and cling to religion even more than ever.”