Some people may underestimate the role of religion in the society, but in actual sense, religion is necessary for every society since it gives the individuals a reason to live as well as believe in something. Here are some of the importance of religion in society:
Benefits of religion
Religion offers mental peace
The human life is unpredictable. All humans struggle to survive every day and try to defeat insecurities, the feeling of helplessness, uncertainties and much more. The religion plays a big role in consoling as all, from the child to the praying mother and the worried father. Religion helps one to have the confidence of facing all the uncertainties in life. The religion helps one to have mental peace as well as emotional support in times of negative issues.
Religion promotes social virtues
Religion teaches us to practice social virtues such as honesty, love, truth, peace, discipline and much more good virtues. With this good social virtue, the society is expected to be peaceful, loving, non-violence and people will live to trust one another.
Religion brings along social unity
The religion promotes the effect of sisterhood and brotherhood. By having that kind of love in the society, the individuals get to stay united as they support each other in every aspect. Since religion leads to common belief, common worship, and shared rituals, the unity in the society gets strong even more.
Religion improves the economy in a society
What most people do not know is that religion and economy are related. For example, the Christians in an individual society would love to stay in that community to maintain their faith. By deciding to make the place their own, they get to come up with different business ideas that can keep the society grow economically. Hence, as time goes, the area gets to have a stable economy.
Religion promotes social control and socialization
The religion has a great role in controlling the social life of individuals. Since the religion brings people together in the heart of worship; hence, people get to know each other through the different ways of coming together in the name of religion. Religion is one of the ways that preserve the social norms and making the social control strong. Religion brings people from different levels together. Like in churches, temples, and mosques, the rich, poor, disable, and people of all kind come together to practice their religion roles.
Religion improves welfare
The religion encourages the individuals to serve as well as improve their welfare. The religion teaches the society that by helping others, you will be rewarded by God. Hence, most individuals use their money in helping the needy and poor. The religions encourage that the hand that gives is better than the hand that receives; hence, the individuals come together to improve the life of other poor and needy individuals thus improving the welfare of the society.
Without religion in the society, it could be difficult for humans to handle each other in one way or the other. Hence, religion plays a great role in keeping the society in order. When a society is in order, the society is expected to do well when it comes to economy, development, and socialization.