Religion: Political and Social action

Religion: Political and Social action

Religion is the set of cultural practices and belief of a paranormal happening, which influence the way people live and interact within the society. Individual faith is determined by the environmental beliefs of the people and how they are brought up by the natives of that society. According to Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical view that “God is dead,” it brought out different perspective within the world of religion as people had no faith in the extraordinary occurrences. This phenomenon, however, brought uproar in America as Times magazine developed a motion that led to the questioning on the role of religion in the political and social mechanism. The Controversy behind Times view on religion is that later it is seen that people’s faith in the United States was playing a vital role in the political arena, social interaction and civil rights. With the American church, followers gradually increased with time.  The churches went ahead and challenged Times assumption through social discourse. As a result, religious groups began to support political parties all over the world leading to social order in the society.

However, the growth of fundamentalism in America has significantly inflicted the public way of life. The fundamentalist or the conservative mass movements fought for the practice of traditional values which were forgotten. Moreover, they greatly influenced people through the use of mass media channels since the 1980s. This practice has not only been in American society but also in other countries as well. Many Nations have been in the lead in supporting religion either in the policy-making or in the social way of life, whereas some states have taken part in the drafting of new religious- adoption in the political and social hierarchy. This exercise clearly shows how religion takes part in informing the governing council to help in managing social order in a community or nation. This happening has promoted the formulation of rules which are fair to all humankind within the governed boundaries.

On the other hand, traditional beliefs through the influence of the spiritual being in society; have caused the eruption of religion, leading to certain social norms. These rules have sharpened the way people live in the present world, leading to a particular religious, social structure. According to the early traditional beliefs about the dead is the notion that they were considered, as overseer of the society that protected them from the externalities. This sentiment brought a strong native belief in the United States, leading to a society that is guided by the norms and practice of the spiritual being from one generation to another.  This religion influenced the world at large through their mass awareness to the people.

Nevertheless, most people only believe in God or Allah and not spiritual beings as they were considering being human afterlife and were not immortal. When one sees his or her spiritual relative, they were only known as messengers from God, rather than as gods. In a religious perspective, spiritual being was considered not to be real as they are already dead.

To summarize, religion has been considered to be a worldwide movement that has influenced the day to day political or social activities. This fact has been through the influence of fundamentalist movement which led to the development of people’s beliefs in America and other parts globally. In the world today, many people consider religion as an element that enables the progress of society. This has established a society that is guided by religious norms. Thus, religion has played an essential role in the social structure and order.