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Religion Vs Spirituality Shehzad Ali Mughal Student ID 589-13-4757 Rel 2011 T TR 0930am to 1045am Due Date 02082001 Religion is for people afraid to go to hell --- Spirituality is for people who have already been there Since the birth of humankind our biggest inner struggle has been to achieve a level of complete peacefulness through religion or spirituality Even though religion has evolved and shifted through many individual beliefs yet the essence spirituality has always been the same First I will try to explain religion and spiritually in a broader sense and then I will explain why I prefer spirituality to religion According to one of the religion writer Malik Khan Religion in actual practice is applied to a great variety of human ideas acts and institutions All attempts to sift out from these some common element which would represent the essence of religion have ended in failure Considering the wide range of concerns called religious it is at least clear to me that altogether they have played a highly significant part in human history Men have fought and died for their religion Art and literature have flowered forth as expressions of faith I met many individuals have who acknowledged religion as the basis for strength hope and significance in their lives Generally speaking I regard religion as significant in the degree to which it concerns the whole range of mans experience From this point of view a religion which is relevant only to a part of mans life would be relatively trivial A second view of significance or importance is the extent to which the religion deals with ultimate rather than merely preliminary matters Furthermore a religion is trivial unless it continually leads one out from immediate and particular concerns to questions about ever-wider meanings more extensive connections and deeper implications A principal of standard of goodness in religion can
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